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WaPost: Wisconsin Was GOP's Anti-Trump Moment

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Ted Cruz celebrates his Wisconsin Republican presidential primary victory with Badger State Gov. Scott Walker. (Getty Images) 

By    |   Tuesday, 05 Apr 2016 11:42 PM

Donald Trump's loss in Wisconsin was representative of the Republican Party's stand against the brash businessman, but might not carry on to others states, writes Philip Bump at The Washington Post's The Fix blog.

Trump performed about as well in Wisconsin as he typically does with less-educated and less-wealthy voters, Bump writes. Ted Cruz, however, tied him.

"In other words: it's quite possible that Trump hit a ceiling, and Cruz consolidated support from people who are no longer in the race," he says.

And Trump looks to have done worse than usual among GOP voters and better with independents. He was about normal with moderates, but worse with conservatives.

That, Bump argues, "suggests that Republicans finally did what anti-Trump forces hoped they would: Lined up against the front-runner to hand him a defeat in a consolidated field."

But Wisconsin was never expected to be a big win for Trump anyway, he adds.

"If there was a place where the Republican party could make a stand against Trump, it was Wisconsin," Bump said. "That's how he lost."

But Trump should do far better in the next primary state: his home state of New York.

"Wisconsin's Republicans did what they were supposed to do, according to the establishment. Republicans everywhere else may not," Bump said.

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Donald Trump's loss in Wisconsin was representative of the Republican Party's stand against the brash businessman, but might not carry on to others states, writes Philip Bump at The Washington Post's The Fix blog.
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