Anti-Trump Groups Think He Might Be 'Peaking'

They're pouring money into key states
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 7, 2016 1:23 PM CST
Donald Trump drives himself around the golf course to watch the final round of the Cadillac Championship golf tournament Sunday in Doral, Fla.   (AP Photo/Luis Alvarez)

(Newser) – Ted Cruz's relatively strong performance in Saturday's GOP contests has raised a host of questions about the Republican race going forward, much of them centering on Donald Trump. Some highlights:

  • The New York Times details how anti-Trump groups are pouring millions into TV ads in key states amid "nascent signs that he may be peaking with voters."
  • NBC News lays out why Trump's lead of 87 delegates is weaker than it appears.
  • A post at Hot Air explains that a closer look at Saturday's results shows that Trump didn't under-perform at all; the key is that Cruz surged largely at the expense of Marco Rubio.

  • One thing for sure: Trump is scrambling an Electoral College map that has been stable over the past four presidential elections. Politico digs in.
  • On a similar note, the AP says that if Trump is the nominee, his path to a general election win "would be a GOP map unlike any in recent years." Think working class, white voters in traditionally blue states.
  • Cruz says multiple media outlets have told him they've got big exposés ready on Trump, but don't plan to run them until June or July, reports Talking Points Memo.
  • In the arena of Trump rivals, a Cruz super PAC is going after Rubio aggressively in the senator's home state of Florida, hoping to secure a potentially campaign-crippling defeat, reports Politico.
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