Donald TrumpDonald TrumpPresident Trump an anti-Semite? Talk about #FakeNews... Thiel company helped support NSA spy program: report How Democrats can rebuild a winning, multiracial coalition MORE and John Kasich are tied in a new online survey just days before voters head to the polls in Kasich’s home state of Ohio.
Kasich does well among voters who say the economy is in good shape, pollsters noted, while Trump leads among those who feel the Buckeye State’s economy is floundering.
Trump, meanwhile, has a 20-point lead over his closest challenger in winner-take-all Florida. He has 44 percent support in the poll, followed by Texas Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzA guide to the committees: Senate Trump wants to cut red tape? He should start with the CFPB. Why President Trump should choose Maureen Ohlhausen to lead the FTC MORE with 24 percent and Florida Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioA guide to the committees: Senate Schumer: GOP will break from Trump within months GOP loses top Senate contenders MORE with 21 percent.
Trump also leads Cruz in Illinois ahead of Tuesday’s primary, 38 to 34 percent.
Pollsters noted that turnout looks to be key for Kasich in Tuesday’s voting, as his backers are most likely to say they are interested in the race because Trump is running.
The poll of likely Republican primary voters has a 4.4 percent margin of error in Ohio, a 4.8 percent margin of error in Florida and a 4.4 percent margin of error in Illinois.
Kasich leads Trump by 2 points in Ohio, according to a RealClearPolitics average of polls while Trump tops his closest challenger by 18 points in Florida and 9 points in Illinois.
--This report was updated at 12:45 p.m.