By BRIAN A. HOWEY
- A new NBC/Wall Street Jounrla/Marist Poll shows Donald Trump expanding his lead in Indiana, 49-34% with Ohio Gov. John Kasich comes in at 13%. Trump's lead has expanded since the April 18-21 survey by WTHR/Howey Politics Indiana which had Trump leading 37-31. In the Hoosier State's Democratic contest, Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders by just four points, 50 to 46%. "In Indiana, Trump is positioned to corral all the [state's 57] delegates, which will be a big prize toward winning the nomination outright," Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion told NBC News. "Clinton and Sanders are more likely to divide the delegate pool, which will do little to change the narrative on the Democratic side." Since the WTHR/Howey Poll, Trump has held two massive rallies in Indiana drawing more than 20,000 people with former Indiana University coach Bobby Knight, while Cruz has focused on a classic ground game, cut a deal with Kasich, picked Carl Fiorina for a potential ticket, and received a tepid endorsement from Gov. Mike Pence.