Poll Shows Trump, Clinton Leading in New York Presidential Primary

A Siena College poll released last week finds that Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton lead in their respective party primary races in New York.  New York’s presidential primary will be held on Tuesday, April 19. (Read the poll crosstabs here.)

According to the poll, Trump has a 27 point lead over John Kasich and Marco Rubio, with 45% of those polled indicating that they play to vote for him.   John Kasich and Marco Rubio were each the pick of 18 percent of voters, and Ted Cruz finished last at 11 percent. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders 55% to 34%.

State Court Dismisses Challenge to Cruz’s Candidacy

An Acting State Supreme Court justice has dismissed a challenge to Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz being on New York’s April 19 presidential primary ballot because he is not a “natural-born citizen” as required under the U.S. Constitution.

He ruled that the challenge was brought too late to have merit. State law requires objections to be filed against a candidate’s ballot status three days after they file petitions.