A new poll shows presidential candidate Donald Trump leading Cruz in California in a 54 percent to 20 percent race, a difference of a whopping 34 points. The poll, conducted by SurveyUSA, was taken among likely Republican voters.
The results are notable not just because Trump has a huge lead over Cruz, but because in the poll last month, Trump only had a 8% lead with the race at 40% to 32%.
The California primary is scheduled for June 7 and has 172 delegates at stake.
That makes Indiana, which will award 57 delegates after its primary Tuesday, all that much more important for Cruz if he wants to stop Trump from reaching the 1,237 delegates he needs to clinch the nomination. In the most recent poll, though, he is trailing by 15 percentage points in the Hoosier State.
As far as the Democrats stand, Clinton has 57% of the vote while Sanders has 38% in California.
The poll was conducted April 27 to April 30 among 2,011 registered California voters.