CHICAGO – Donald Trump is the pick for 30 percent of those planning to vote in Illinois' March 15th primary, a new poll commissioned by the Sun-Times shows, putting him way ahead of all others.
Following Trump are Sens. Ted Cruz at 15 percent and Marco Rubio at 13 percent.
Despite the vast majority of Illinois Republican leadership endorsing candidates such as John Kasich, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, the two most anti-GOP establishment candidates lead among GOP voters in Illinois.
Lynn Sweet writes:
After Trump and the senators from Texas and Florida, in Illinois it’s former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 7 percent; retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at 6 percent; Ohio Gov. John Kasich at 3 percent; former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul at 2 percent.
Asked, “if the primary election for president was held today, for whom would you vote,” 11 percent were undecided.
The details of the poll are HERE.