Magazine May 9, 2016, Issue

‘Never Trump’ after Wisconsin

(Roman Genn)
The businessman’s opponents won an important, but not a decisive, victory.

Fifteen days before Wisconsin’s April 5 primary, the Club for Growth polled Republican voters in the state. Ted Cruz led Donald Trump by five points, 36 to 31 percent. John Kasich was running third at 21 percent. When the results came in on Election Day, Cruz had trounced Trump by a 13-point margin, and Kasich had taken home just 14 percent of the vote. Voters had moved significantly in just two weeks, and Wisconsin marked the first clear win for the forces that have on Twitter dubbed themselves “#NeverTrump.”

It happened at a critical juncture, when a Trump victory would have

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