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Donald Trump has the support of nearly 50 percent of registered Republican voters, according to a new national poll.
The billionaire businessman took 48 percent of Republican-leaning voters in a new NBC News/SurveyMonkey online tracking pollreleased Tuesday. That gives Trump a 21 point lead over Ted Cruz, who won 27 percent.
Kasich moved up two points over the last week, and won 18 percent, and another 7 percent said they didn’t know who to support.
More than half of those polled, 58 percent, said they are “absolutely certain” they will vote for the candidate they selected in their state’s primary or caucus in the general election. Another 57 percent believe that Trump should win the nomination should he win a plurality of delegates, even if he fails to capture the majority needed to officially be the GOP nominee.
Tags: NPR, Barack Obama, Steve Inskeep, 2016
“I will tell you as president, if you are interested just because you like the title or you like the trappings or you like the power, or the fame, or the celebrity, that side of it wears off pretty quick,” Obama said.
“What sustains me, what lasts, what makes me happy, proud, frustrated sometimes, is the recognition that if you want this job, then you really need to love this country,” Obama, 54, continued, “and have a very clear vision and idea of what it is what you want to do to help make this country work even better.”
Obama’s warning about the fading feeling of fame came in response to an inquiry about what question he would pose to the 2016 presidential candidates.
Conceding he “might have to give it some thought,” Obama said, “But what I can tell you I ask myself every single day is: How can I be useful in creating an America that is more tolerant, more prosperous, provides greater opportunity, is safer?”
During the last election cycle, the fundraising arm for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus took in just under a million dollars over two years. Six months into 2015, BOLD PAC has already raised more than half that under Democratic Rep. Tony Cárdenas’s leadership—and it’s one of several Latino political groups ramping up its fundraising in anticipation of having a big effect on the 2016 elections
Croatia have been deducted a point from Euro 2016 qualifying Group H as punishment for a swastika painted on the pitch before a match against Italy.
Uefa also fined the Croatian Football Federation (CFF) 100,000 Euros (£70,000) and ordered their next two games to be played in an empty stadium.