Trump drops further in nomination betting after his failure in Wisconsin by a bigger margin than the polls predicted pic.twitter.com/DxIJ7Ec2U8
— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) April 6, 2016
And another loss for Hillary
In spite of a late poll showing him 10% in the lead Donald Trump was soundly beaten by Ted Cruz in the Wisconsin primary. All the delegates bar three go to Cruz.
In the Democratic race Sanders chalked up another victory though because the party allocates delegates proportionately this has far less impact on the mathematics of that nomination race.
What was striking in both races is how Trump and Clinton performed substantially worse than the polling.
My big lay bet on Trump eight days ago is looking good. The question is when I cash out.
What the Wisconsin exit polls overnight showed was the overwhelming hostility there is to Trump amongst many Republican primary voters. 37% said they’d vote for Clinton if Trump was the nominee.
The result will give a real boost to the anti-Trump factions and reinforce their hopes that the real estate billionaire can be denied a majority of delegates.
If Trump had won in Wisconsin it was hard to see how he could be stopped.