Election by Numbers: Cruz Cruising in New Wisconsin Poll

It looks like there is a Ted Cruz surge happening in Wisconsin, and Tuesday’s primary will go a long way in proving whether the Texas Senator has a viable path to getting 1,237 delegates or not. Cruz’s message has been resonating more and more as Donald Trump continues to prove he does not have a well thought-out plan and is shooting from the hip. It’s too soon to tell if his attacks on Heidi Cruz or his comments on abortion will affect his numbers at the polls, but it appears there is finally a crack in the Trump façade.

Co-host Stu Burguiere, broadcasting live from TheBlaze Studios in New York, broke down the latest polls and showed just how far Cruz has come in a month on The Glenn Beck Program Thursday.

Wisconsin Polling Last Month

• Trump 30%

• Cruz 19%

• Kasich 8%

Wisconsin Polling Post Carson and Rubio Withdrawal

• Cruz 40% +21

• Trump 30% even

• Kasich 21% +13

Glenn’s Analysis

Ted Cruz has been saying all along their polling showed Trump has a hard ceiling of 35-40% --- an idea Glenn says is beginning to be born out in the polls.

“It goes right to the theory all along, he's got a ceiling,” Glenn said. “His people are with him and that's all he's going to get.”

L.A. Times California Polling

In a state that many consider a potential big-win for Trump, the new L.A. Times poll shows it’s actually a lot closer than you might think. This could be huge since California is a winner-take-most state in terms of delegates.

• Trump 36%

• Cruz 35%

• Kasich 14%

New York Polls

In his home state, Trump does have a commanding lead, which is key for two reasons. New York has a rule where if a candidate collects more than 50% of the votes, they will gain a large delegate bonus. But a candidate must reach 20% to even get a share of any delegates. So even in a loss, a second place finish that keeps Kasich under 20% would be a win for Cruz.

• Trump 56%

• Cruz 20%

• Kasich 19%

Pennsylvania and the Kasich Effect

John Kasich literally has no mathematical possibility of winning enough delegates to win the nomination on the first ballot, but apparently the people of Pennsylvania haven’t heard. Trump does hold a slight lead but in the neighbor to his home state of Ohio, Pennsylvania is throwing in with Kasich and not choosing Cruz.

• Trump 33%

• Kasich 30%

• Cruz 20%

Pat Gray Poll

In a completely unscientific poll, co-host Pat Gray has shared the results of his own poll --- one that typically shows favorable results for Ted Cruz. Stu was anxious to hear the Pat Gray poll results from one state in particular but was greatly disappointed at what he heard.

“The only information, Glenn, that we have from Maryland poll-wise is the Pat poll. And we can go to Pat Gray now to check in on the Pat poll in Maryland. Pat,” Stu said.

“No, the Pat poll has been retired, Stu. The Pat poll is over,” Pat said. “Well, it had a couple of bad weeks, and it was retired.”

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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