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Published On: Tue, Mar 15th, 2016

Trump’s lead dwindling in Ohio, Illinois before Tuesday’s primaries

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US Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump (R) and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie depart a rally on March 14, 2016 in Vienna Center, Ohio. (AFP photo)

US Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump (R) and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie depart a rally on March 14, 2016 in Vienna Center, Ohio. (AFP photo)

Washington(ANN)Leading US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is heading into Tuesday’s election primaries possibly facing his worst night of the campaign since he lost in the Iowa caucuses last month.

Trump’s lead among voters has vanished in Ohio, while GOP candidate and state Governor John Kasich has surged.

His lead has also dwindled in Illinois and Missouri, two states where Senator Ted Cruz is gaining ground in the polls.

The billionaire businessman still holds a significant lead in North Carolina and is positioned for a massive win in Florida.

But a loss in Ohio, where the winner gets all of the state’s delegates to the nominating convention, could be devastating for Trump, forcing him to fight it out at the Republican national convention in July against a party establishment increasingly worried about his candidacy in the November general election.

Trump is much less certain of the election result in Ohio than he had been going into previous primaries. “I hope I win Ohio,” he said. “If we win Ohio and we win Florida, then everybody agrees it’s over.
Trump, who has never held elected office, is leading the race despite the fact that his campaign has been marked by controversial statements, including disparaging remarks about women, Mexican immigrants and Muslims.

Over the past several days, Trump’s rallies have descended into violence between supporters and protesters, and have become heavily secured events teeming with dozens and in some cases hundreds of police.

On Friday, thousands of demonstrators clashed with Trump’s supporters in Chicago, Illinois, resulting in Trump cancelling the event.

“If we allow the Republican Party and the conservative movement to be defined as anger and frustration, we will not win,” Senator Marco Rubio said as he campaigned Monday in Florida, with his own political future on the line.

“Florida is do or die for the Rubio campaign, but it looks like victory may have slipped from his grasp,” said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute, whose survey on Monday showed Trump leading 44 percent to 27 percent over Rubio
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