Donald Trump—following his yuuge New York victory—has amped up his frustration with the "rigged system" that aims to block his path to the Republican nomination. His protests appear to be resonating with voters. He is projected to win 45% of the vote in Pennsylvania and Connecticut.
Cruz also seems to be fairly effective in rallying young conservatives who are fearful of a Trump nomination.
When Pigs Fly spent this week studying the demographics of Cruz supporters on social media and were somewhat surprised to learn that students are leading pro-Cruz efforts. He might not have Bernie Sanders' gravitas among young voters, but he is making progress.
Trump's new team met with GOP establishment leaders about adding depth to Trump's policy pronouncements and fixing some of his perceived personality negatives. Manafort made light of Trump's polarizing personality and suggested that Hillary Clinton would find it more difficult to compensate for her fundamental character flaws:
You can't change somebody's character. But you can change the way somebody presents themselves.
It may take awhile for promises of Trump's new advisory team to be reflected in his public behavior, especially since the candidate spent much of the weekend telling supporters that he was not quite ready to "act presidential."
In Pennsylvania on Friday, Trump said he was "going to be so presidential that you people will be so bored" but still had to remain "tough" on the campaign trail.
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