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There is no shortage of opinion on Trump’s path to the presidency

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NEW HAVEN - With Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) dropping out of the race, the tracks are clear for the Trump train to roll non-stop to Cleveland in mid-July for the Republican National Convention, which will now be an uncontested coronation.

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Opinions in Connecticut, where Trump cruised to a primary victory last week, were mixed.

“He's kind of faking it until he makes it,” said Daniel Kurtz, a University of New Haven sophomore. “I don't know how he got to this point, but he is where he is. So, I give him credit for that.”

“He's getting people’s attention by saying what they want to hear,” said UNH sophomore Evan Kelly.

One UNH student says Trump’s values are un-American.

“I just think that you know America is a place where people come to fulfill their dreams and I feel like he is keeping a lot of people from doing that,” said Kiara Melton, a UNH freshman.

Several claim The Donald feeds on people's ignorance and fear.

“There's a lot of people who have a lot of anger with Obama being elected,” said Dominique Barksdale, a UNH junior. “There's a lot of people who have problems with Muslim, but they’re not being educated about their culture.”

Some are choosing to take taking a wait-and-see approach.

“It's hard for me to form an opinion because I don't know much about what he actually thinks on policy,” said UNH freshman Reggie Walden.

In a largely Democratic downtown New Haven, one Republican said she paid very close attention to all of the debates and that Trump won her over.

“I like him because he's a great businessman,” said Cheech Onorato of Cheshire. “He's done a lot in business. And, it's good to have someone in business because the last eight years weren't good.”

Dan Holland, a Bernie Sanders supporter, said Trump is “one of the wealthy people that owned the economy that I'd like to see pay for the economy a little more.”

Trump announced he was running eleven months ago. Some thought his campaign would last about a month. Instead, he’s likely less than three months from becoming the Republican party’s candidate for president.

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