Sanders and Cruz pull punches but Clinton and Trump strong in NYC
The leading US Presidential hopefuls have been ramping up their campaigns this week in New York, as the Big Apple prepares to head to the polls on Tuesday.
Having won an incredible eight States on the spin, Democrat candidate Bernie Sanders has been piling the pressure on rival Hillary Clinton, but the former Secretary of State is holding firm and remains favourite for both New York and the Democratic Nominee.
The pair traded blows in Thursday night’s televised debate, but despite all of the Vermont Senator’s progress, he can’t quite break through Clinton’s wall.
According to the polls, Clinton is expected to receive between 50 and 57 per cent of the vote, with Sanders threatening but unsuccessful with 37 to 42 per cent.
But should New Yorkers surprise us, and vote for Brooklyn-born Sanders, then this campaign could be blown wide open.
Over in the Republican race, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have been trading verbal blows but the Texan senator is also under threat from John Kasich.
Trump is heavy favourite in NYC, and it’s 5/6 the real estate mogul claims over 52.5 per cent of the Republican vote, and polls currently indicate he’s heading for just over 53 per cent.
Kasich is predicted to be a distant runner up with around 21 per cent of the vote, with Cruz languishing in third.
With 95 delegates on offer, defeat in New York wouldn’t be a killer blow for Cruz.
Five states head to the polls on April 26, where another 170 delegates are on offer, and California is still to come.
Trump remains favourite at 4/5 to win the Republican nominee, but that’s a far cry from his previous odds of 1/3.
Cruz is 15/8, but with a difficult result in New York expected, those odds may stretch next week and Trump’s dominance looks set to reassert itself, at least for a while.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.