Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* With one day remaining before the New York primary, the latest Emerson College poll shows Donald Trump leading John Kasich in the Republican race, 55% to 21%. The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll pointed in a very similar direction. Both surveys found Ted Cruz running third.
* Among New York Democrats, Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders in the Emerson poll, 55% to 40%. The survey, released this morning, was conducted entirely after last week’s debate.
* In developments that fit nicely into a larger pattern, Ted Cruz fared very well at Wyoming’s Republican convention over the weekend, winning 14 at-large delegates, while snaring “23 of the 26 pledged delegates there in all.”
* Bernie Sanders briefly met Pope Francis on Saturday morning during the senator’s trip to the Vatican. Cognizant of the circumstances, the Catholic leader said afterwards, “I shook his hand and nothing more. If someone thinks that greeting someone means getting involved in politics, I recommend that he find a psychiatrist!”
* Donald Trump said on Saturday that the RNC is in for a “rough July” if he’s denied the Republican presidential nomination. The candidate added yesterday that he hopes the party’s convention “doesn’t involve violence.”
* Friday night, the Sanders campaign released his 2014 tax return. There doesn’t appear to be anything particularly controversial in the materials.
* John Kasich’s presidential campaign has picked up support in recent days from Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) and Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake (R), though the latter tried to draw a distinction between “supporting” Kasich and “endorsing” him.
* Hillary Clinton joined actor George Clooney in San Francisco late Friday for a fundraiser to help down-ballot Democrats. Bernie Sanders supporters protested the event, though it’s not clear why.