As Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders prepare for a potentially high-stakes debate in Brooklyn on Thursday, polling in advance of the New York primary has shown remarkable stability.
Nine nonpartisan polling organizations have released surveys in New York since the start of the month. They show Clinton's support ranging from 50% to 56% and Sanders' from 37% to 43%, with a relative handful of voters still undecided.
On average, the polls show Clinton leading Sanders by about 12 percentage points in the state.
GOP front-runner Donald Trump will speak at the California Republican Party convention at the end of the month, state party officials announced Wednesday.
He joins Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who will also address hundreds of the party’s most committed activists at the three-day gathering in Burlingame.
“California, like much of the rest of the nation, has struggled to regain its full economic success,” Trump said in a statement. “A Trump administration is going to be a pro-jobs, pro-economy, and pro-entrepreneur administration. I look forward to being with the great people of California and sharing my vision to Make America Great Again.”
Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire founder of Facebook, is wading into the presidential race with veiled jabs at Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump over his views on immigration.
Speaking at a conference of Facebook employees this week, Zuckerberg decried the type of perceived demagoguery promoted by Trump, but did not reference the fellow billionaire by name.
"I hear fearful voices calling for building walls and distancing people they label as 'others,'" Zuckerberg said in apparent reference to Trump, whose immigration policy includes a proposal to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. "For blocking free expression, for slowing immigration, reducing trade, and in some cases around the world, even cutting access to the Internet."
The GOP convention in Cleveland will have its share of cajoling and tensions and perhaps even dissolve into unrest, as Donald Trump has suggested -- all of which has some high-profile Republicans likely to skip out.
As the party reckons with the prospect of choosing Trump, whose caustic comments about women and immigrants have turned off wide swaths of general-election voters, as its presidential nominee, some Republican senators who face competitive reelection bids intend to separate themselves.
"I'm up for reelection," Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C), told CNN in explaining his plans to skip the convention. "I'm more valuable outside of Cleveland than inside of Cleveland."
Hillary Clinton scorned Donald Trump and Ted Cruz for proposals that she said contributed to “ugly currents” bursting forth in the 2016 campaign, as she pledged Wednesday to push for a broad series of initiatives meant to improve the lives of minority Americans.
Speaking at a Manhattan convention of the National Action Network, an activist organization founded by the Rev. Al Sharpton, Clinton was unsparing in her criticism of the two leaders in the fight for the Republican presidential nomination.
“America’s long struggle with racism is far from finished, and we are seeing that in this election,” she said. “The front-runner for the Republican nomination was asked in a national television interview to disavow David Duke and white supremacists supporting his campaign; he played coy. This is the same Donald Trump who led the insidious birther movement to delegitimize President Obama.
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has become the latest high-profile Republican to join the I’m-just-mild-about-Donald club, saying he may not support the New York real estate mogul should he emerge as the GOP nominee.
"It's a day-by-day thing," Sandoval told Nevada political pundit Jon Ralston, ascribing his concerns to "some of the things [Trump] has said lately."
Bernie Sanders picked up his first endorsement from a Senate colleague on Wednesday, Democrat Jeff Merkley of Oregon.
Merkley was drawn to Sanders’ views on income inequality and desires to aid the working class and younger Americans, he wrote in an op-ed in the New York Times announcing his support for Sanders ahead of Oregon's primary at the end of April.
“Our economy, both by accident and design, has become rigged to make a fortunate few very well off while leaving most Americans struggling to keep up,” Merkley wrote.
In the interview, host Anderson Cooper pointed out that Trump recently called the Colorado and Louisiana delegate distribution process “rigged,” “disgusting,” “dirty” and “crooked." The businessman won the popular vote in Louisiana but split the delegates with rival Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. In Colorado, the state Republican Party nixed a nominating contest this year, and Cruz won the state's delegates at the party's Colorado convention over the weekend.