RUSH: They’re calling this Little Tuesday. The Michigan primary, the big one, up for grabs today. And the polling data, it’s interesting, the polling data says that Trump’s lead in all the remaining states is narrowing.
In Florida we had a little intrigue. CNN had a story saying that Rubio people want Rubio to get out of Florida, leave the campaign before next Tuesday because he’s going to take such a beating that it might be harmful to his reputation. Get out now, save the reputation, no chance of winning anyway.
Ted Cruz is opening 10 campaign offices in Florida this week. Ted Cruz knows he can’t win Florida but it’s obviously designed to take votes away from Little Marco, quote, unquote. I’m just kidding. Take votes away from Rubio. And people say this is typical, this is typical, this is typical, this is a Cruz dirty trick.
This is not a Cruz dirty trick. This is payback. Rubio opened a bunch of offices in Texas to try to stop Cruz. It’s not dirty tricks. It’s politics. Maybe it’s indistinguishable, but it’s not dirty tricks. Who put this Rubio story out? There’s only one source. CNN claims there’s one source, they’re relying on one source. It’s Jamie Gangel. She says I got one source here, highly reliable source. The Rubio campaign denying anybody in their camp said anything. What if it’s Ben Carson? What if Ben Carson wants to have one more — (laughing) I’m just kidding. I couldn’t help myself.
Anyway, interesting take on the results of the primaries last Saturday. There were four of them. See if I can remember. There was Kentucky. There was Kansas. There was Louisiana. And what is the fourth? Having a mental block on the — Anyway, Trump won two and Cruz won two. But here’s the thing. Ted Cruz won all four of them if you only count people who voted Saturday. The early voting in all these states in two cases, two states, went to Trump. That was the margin of victory in two of the four states on Saturday for Trump early voting, if you just tabulate the votes of people that showed up that day.
Now, this is not to say that Cruz should have won. That’s not the point. The point is that the late deciders or they are people making up their minds toward the end who voted that day. So a statistic like that according to political professionals tells you that you can spot a trend. And it’s the Drive-Bys and the Republican establishment who are trying to tell us what the trend is, and of course their interest is for the trend to be away from Trump. And so right on schedule we have a couple of polls today showing Trump’s lead in Florida is now no longer double digits, it’s single digits.
In fact, the first poll showed Trump 35, Rubio 30. It was an ARG poll, American Research Group. And they are — what’s the word on them? They’re a specialty group, not really I don’t think known in the big universe of polling units. And it was widely thought to be a poll that, as we say here, not really designed to reflect public opinion, but to shape it. And there’s a second poll that’s come down the pike, and it’s either Monmouth or I forget which, that has Trump by eight in Florida? And the same thing is happening supposedly in Michigan where a once double-digit lead enjoyed by Trump is now whittled down to a single digit lead.
Kasich is supposedly gaining ground in Michigan. Somebody told me he’s driving around in a mail truck to campaign appearances. Is that true or is somebody just joking about it? Well, the thing is you can — (laughing) I know, it’s one of those jokes that’s rooted in…
Okay, so let’s get to the news of the day. There are a couple of things. Talk about the Fox News appearance in detail with sound bites later. Two things that I want to cite from that appearance, and the first one is a point that I made, and I really think this is a remarkable thing that is happening that is not being commented on. It’s stunning, really.