Donald Trump has a 24-point lead in Connecticut, with the support of 50 percent of likely Republican primary voters, according to a new poll.
By winning the April 26 GOP primary, Trump could sweep all 28 of the state's delegates.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich sits in second place in the new Emerson College Polling Society poll released Tuesday with 26 percent support, followed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 17 percent. If he fails to break 20 percent of the statewide congressional district vote, Cruz may not secure any of Connecticut's delegates, a blow to his efforts to keep Trump from winning a majority at the Republican National Convention.
In all five congressional districts, Trump holds a solid lead by margins of 18-38 points. Kasich finishes second, and Cruz is third in all five districts.
However, Kasich is viewed more favorably than either Trump or Cruz among GOP voters — 67 percent favorable to 30 percent unfavorable. Trump has a 40 percent favorable to 57 percent unfavorable rating, while Cruz is at 38 percent favorable, 57 percent unfavorable.
The poll also found that Kasich beats both Democratic presidential candidates — Hillary Clinton by 11 points and Bernie Sanders by eight points — while both Trump and Cruz lose to either Democratic candidate.
The poll of 354 likely GOP Connecticut primary voters was conducted April 10-11 and carries a margin of error of plus or minus 5.2 percentage points.