When you look at what happened this weekend with Cruz winning both Kansas and Maine --- and effectively tying Trump in Louisiana --- one could easily argue there's been a shift in momentum. Donald Trump's numbers are now going down. Marco Rubio's numbers are now going down. And Ted Cruz is starting to surge.
Co-host Stu Burguiere broke down the numbers Monday on The Glenn Beck Program, taking a look at how the polls leading up to Saturday stacked up against the actual results.
• Polls showed Trump +20 over Cruz
• Trump won 41.4% - 38.7% over Cruz
• Cruz closed the gap by 16 points
• Delegate count: Trump 18, Cruz 18
• Polls showed Trump +20
• Trump won 35.9% - 31.6% over Cruz
• Cruz closed the gap by 15 points
• Delegate count: Trump 17, Cruz 15
• Polls showed Trump +6 over Cruz
• Cruz won 48.2% - 23.3% over Trump
• 31 point swing from polls to close
• Delegate count: Cruz 24, Trump 9
• Polls showed Trump leading
• Cruz won 45.9% - 32.6%
• Cruz ended up winning by double digits
• Delegate count: Cruz 12, Trump 9
In the end, it’s the number of delegates amassed not the number of states won that will secure the nomination. Cruz outgained Trump 69-53 in the delegate count Saturday but what might be even more surprising is just how close the raw vote totals are as well. The media would have you believe Trump is still running away with things, but Cruz has managed keep it a five-point race, trailing just 34%-29%.
Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program, beginning around mark 40:00