It’s a damn good thing that Ted Cruz has a crackerjack delegate skimming operation because the more that he is seen by America the less that he is liked. Cruz was strutting around like the cock of the walk before the big Wisconsin primary when he had the entire national media helping to horsewhip Donald Trump as well as the mighty Cheesehead mafia making certain that he would easily carry America’s dairyland. But things have taken a turn for the worse for the man with designs of becoming the nation’s preacher in chief as he has been met with reality in New York. Cruz’s act doesn’t sell nationally and the way that he comes across – an oily, ambulance chasing hick lawyer – has very limited appeal beyond the misguided demographic that views Glenn Beck as a prophet of holy truth. The poll by Fox News is an indication that if he somehow manages to become the party nominee that he would face a national beat down of Reagan vs. Mondale proportions.

Breitbart News reports that “Outlier or Omen? Fox Poll Shows Donald Trump Widening Lead as John Kasich Surges”:

The latest Fox News poll shows Donald Trump opening an 18-point lead nationwide over second place Texas Sen. Ted Cruz . It’s a big jump from three weeks ago, when Fox News showed Trump with a narrow 3-point lead over Cruz, 41-38.

Trump’s gain, according to the poll, is due more to a collapse of support for Cruz rather than a jump in support for the leader.

In this survey, Trump has the backing of 45 percent of Republicans nationwide. Three weeks ago, Trump’s support was 41 percent, a change that is within the poll’s margin of error. Cruz’s support, however, has apparently fallen from 38 percent in late March to just 27 percent today.

Support for John Kasich, meanwhile, has surged 8 points, rising from 17 to 25 percent support. Trump leads within every demographic group, while Cruz and Kasich are tied in all except evangelicals and “very conservative” voters.

Trump’s lead in this Fox poll is the largest he’s recorded in the poll since the middle of December, when he led a much more crowded field by 21 points. Interestingly, he had gained just 6 points of support since then, rising from 39 to 45 percent support. The fluidity in the campaign has been the result of voters moving from one challenger to another.

While Trump’s position in the Republican primary has improved in the Fox poll, his general election prospects have not. He trails Hillary Clinton by 7 points in a hypothetical match-up, with 20 percent of Republicans supporting Clinton. Cruz and Clinton are tied and Kasich beats her by 9 points.

While the poll claims that Trump would lose to the soulless succubus Hillary Clinton it likely fails to take into account the increased turnout that would be generated by his pro-American economic message and the flood of crossover voters – remember the Reagan Democrats – that he would draw. Combine that with Mrs. Clinton’s negatives and the vast reservoir of distrust that exists and it is likely Trump is the only GOP candidate capable of keeping her and her degenerate husband out of the White House. As for Cruz, perhaps Abraham Lincoln put it best when he famously “You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”