''We could have a big surprise tonight, folks,'' says Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as he signs autographs and has pictures taken with supporters outside a polling station in Wisconsin. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump greets supporters outside a Waukesha, Wisconsin polling station on Tuesday (April 5), saying "we could have a big surprise tonight, folks." But Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz appears poised for victory over Donald Trump in Wisconsin, presenting himself as a uniter for Republican voters despite a Senate tenure marked by bitter feuds and uncompromising stances. Opinion polls show Cruz has opened up a lead in the state on Trump, front-runner to become the party's nominee in the Nov. 8 presidential election. Ohio Governor John Kasich is in third place. Trump says he remains confident about the race overall. "Well Ted Cruz can't win. There's no way he can get the delegates and everybody has said that... we can win fairly easily. If we won Wisconsin that would be a big help," Trump told a reporter. With a week of headlines focused on his missteps and his lag in Wisconsin polls, Trump released a plan early on Tuesday on how he would fulfill his campaign promise to make Mexico pay for the wall he has proposed along the U.S. border. Trump vowed to cut off money transfers to Mexico unless it made a payment of $5 billion to $10 billion for the wall, if he is elected, The Washington Post reported. The Post said the move blocking remittances could cripple Mexico's economy. The real estate tycoon has made the wall a cornerstone of his larger platform targeting illegal immigration, a stance popular with his supporters.