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Most GOPers Say Cruz, Kasich Should Quit; Dems Not So Eager to Lose Sanders

Even before the votes are counted in today’s Indiana primaries, most Republicans think Ted Cruz and John Kasich should quit the race for their party’s presidential nomination. Democrats, on the other hand, aren’t so eager for Bernie Sanders to drop out.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 39% of Likely Republican Voters believe Cruz should remain in the race. Fifty-two percent (52%) say the Texas senator should quit the contest for the GOP nomination. Just five percent (5%) say he should run as a third-party candidate. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 27-28, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 27-28, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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