Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has been working desperately to hold off a challenge from presidential rival Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in Wisconsin’s high-stakes primary on Tuesday.
And according to a recent poll, Trump may be headed for a double-digit loss that could throw the GOP race into chaos.
According to a poll released by Marquette University Law School on Wednesday, Trump is trailing Cruz by more than 10 points, and doesn’t have much time to make up ground.
A loss in Wisconsin’s winner-take-all primary could spell big trouble for Trump. While he continues to lead in the overall delegate count, a loss would make a so-called “brokered convention” in July much more likely.
With a win, Trump’s grasp on his party’s presidential nomination could be unbreakable.
For his part, Trump is blaming his difficulties in Wisconsin on establishment figures, like Gov. Scott Walker, who are lining up behind Cruz.
“The establishment is trying to take it all away from us, folks. They’re trying so hard,” Trump said at a recent rally in Appleton, WI, and brought up the fact that he won the popular vote in Louisiana but was ultimately awarded less delegates in the state than Cruz.
The crowd booed.
“You tell me,” Trump said. “This is a straight system folks? It’s terrible. It’s terrible.”
The Associated Press contributed to this article.