Republican presidential candidate John Kasich said despite lagging in the race he is best candidate to beat Hillary Clinton saying, ''a vote for Cruz or Trump is a vote for Hillary Clinton.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Republican presidential candidate Ohio Governor John Kasich told CBS's Face the Nation that despite lagging in the race he is the best candidate to beat Hillary Clinton saying, "a vote for Cruz or Trump, frankly, is a vote for Hillary Clinton." Donald Trump has stormed ahead of the Republican field, successfully tapping the frustration and anger of millions of Americans who feel bruised and left behind by a fast-changing and increasingly globalized economy. Nationally, Trump leads in the tally of delegates to the Republican convention with 845 followed by Senator Ted Cruz of Texas with 559 and Kasich with 148, according to the Associated Press. Next Tuesday's primaries will be held in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware and Maryland and will allocate roughly a quarter of the remaining delegates to the July convention - the largest bloc at stake until California votes in June. Kasich and Cruz supporters hope they can slow Trump's march to the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the nomination by snagging delegates chosen at the Congressional district level. The Franklin and Marshall poll showed substantial differences among the candidates across the geographically and culturally diverse state of Pennsylvania, with Kasich leading around Pittsburgh, near where he was born, and Cruz in a statistical tie with Trump in the central counties that are considered more conservative. Kasich is hoping that he will emerge as the Republican candidate at the Republican convention which will be held this summer in Ohio.