Poll Context: A broad cross-section of the GOP is frustrated by what they view as John Kasich’s quixotic quest for the GOP presidential nomination. The Republicans – some who favor Ted Cruz, some who oppose Donald Trump, some whose sympathies lie with grassroots conservatives, and others with close ties to the establishment – argue Kasich’s quest is futile and self serving, and that it is now helping Trump sew up the nomination.
“It’s a vanity effort run by a delusional candidate,” said Ryan Williams, a spokesman for Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign. “This is not a campaign run by self-aware people who understand what’s happening in the Republican Party or how math works.”
Kasich has been eliminated from winning the nomination outright. Even if he wins every remaining delegate, he’d still fall short of the 1,237 needed to secure the nomination. So should he drop out and let the front runners fight it out?