Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* With eight days remaining until the New York presidential primaries, a new Fox News poll shows Donald Trump in a dominant position with 54% support. John Kasich is second in the poll with 22%, followed by Ted Cruz with 15%.
* Among New York Democrats, the same poll found Hillary Clinton leading Bernie Sanders, 53% to 37%.
* In Pennsylvania, which hosts its presidential primaries on April 26, a new Fox News poll shows Clinton leading Sanders by 11 points, 49% to 38%.
* Among Pennsylvania Republicans, the same poll found Trump far ahead of his rivals with 48%, followed by Kasich’s 22% and Cruz’s 20%.
* Though Sanders is no longer questioning Clinton’s qualifications for the presidency, the Vermont senator yesterday said on “Meet the Press” yesterday there’s something “clearly lacking” in the former Secretary of State’s judgment. For her part, Clinton is starting to focus her criticisms on Trump directly. She said during a CNN interview yesterday that she doesn’t have “anything negative to say” about Sanders.
* Ahead of Maryland’s April 26 primary, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) ended his official neutrality yesterday and threw his support to Clinton.
* John Kasich was asked yesterday about North Carolina’s controversial new anti-LGBT law. In a bit of a surprise, when the Ohio governor was asked whether he would have signed the bill into law, Kasich replied, “Probably not.”