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Dick Morris: Michigan Primary Could Be Turning Point for Trump

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By    |   Monday, 07 Mar 2016 05:31 PM

Donald Trump's massive lead in the race for the GOP presidential nomination has been gradually slipping and the Michigan primary on Tuesday could be a turning point in his campaign, Newsmax TV political analyst Dick Morris says.

"There are polls now in Michigan and in Florida that show Trump also falling back. So we need to look at Michigan tonight to see if Trump is genuinely imploding," Morris said Monday on "The Steve Malzberg Show."

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"Now if Trump is, that could set up a really four-way race a diminished Donald Trump against a [John] Kasich who won Ohio, a [Marco] Rubio who won Florida, and Cruz who won everything else.

"That could be a very interesting phenomenon and Trump would be like the flaming black hole that dies and releases votes as it goes down. We're at a moment right now, the day before Michigan, where nobody really knows what's going to happen and Michigan will clarify a great deal for us."

Morris said there remains a "fundamental fault line" in the Republican primary between Trump and Cruz and Rubio and Kasich.

"And that's the establishment [vs.] anti-establishment. So any votes Trump loses, Cruz is going to get and I think that's important."

Trump's lead among likely Republican primary voters in Michigan has plummeted from 17 percentage points to only six in recent days, a new Monmouth University poll shows.

In interviews conducted last Thursday and Friday, Trump held a solid lead with 39 percent support compared to 22 percent for Cruz, 17 percent for Kasich, and 14 percent for Rubio, according to Monmouth.

The race tightened considerably in Saturday and Sunday interviews with 32 percent for Trump, 26 percent for Kasich, 25 percent for Cruz, and 12 percent for Rubio.

"After this past weekend's mixed bag of results, Trump appears positioned for a win in Michigan, but the race may be tightening in the final hours," said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute. "Trump's support may be dropping, while Kasich's star could be rising."

In another poll, Monmouth found Sen. Marco Rubio is closing the gap with Trump in a likely make-or-break primary contest for the Florida lawmaker in his home state.

Here's the breakdown:
  • Trump: 38 percent
  • Rubio: 30 percent
  • Texas Sen. Ted Cruz: 17 percent
  • Ohio Gov. John Kasich: 10 percent
Morris is author of "Power Grab: Obama's Dangerous Plan for a One-Party Nation," written with Eileen McGann and published by Humanix.

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