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Republicans are a lot closer to 'maybe Trump' than 'never Trump'
The Washington Post ^ | April 14, 2016 | Philip Bump

Posted on 04/14/2016 2:54:52 PM PDT by Reeses

The goal of the nebulous, sort-of-a-thing "never Trump" campaign is to do whatever is possible to stand between Donald Trump and the 1,237 delegates he needs in order to claim the Republican party's nomination on the first ballot at the convention. The informal effort has resulted in a lot more anti-Trump ads, and has benefited from the businessman's own natural inability to organize on-the-ground efforts in critical states. But the overarching idea, that the Republican base would slowly turn against Trump, doesn't seem to be paying off. In fact, a new CBS News poll suggests that Republicans are pretty comfortable with the idea of Trump as the nominee -- or, at least, they are compared to the other two candidates.


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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2016election; districtofcolumbia; election2016; inyourheadrentfree; neverbump; newyork; philipbump; presidentdonaldtrump; trump; washingtoncompost; washingtonpost
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The GOPe fails again.
1 posted on 04/14/2016 2:54:52 PM PDT by Reeses
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To: Reeses
.. but the overarching idea, that the Republican base would slowly turn against Trump, doesn't seem to be paying off ..

The base is turning all right, but not against Trump.

2 posted on 04/14/2016 2:57:23 PM PDT by Byron_the_Aussie (It's them or us.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
#NeverBump -- make it top ten on Twitter.

3 posted on 04/14/2016 2:58:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Here's to the day the forensics people scrape what's left of Putin off the ceiling of his limo.)
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To: Reeses

For 2 weeks all we heard was Cruz was gaining and would be the likely nominee.

Now, the newsies are back at Trump is the likely nominee.

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If the next 2 weeks of primaries go mostly for Trump, that will end it for Cruz, mathematically. Most of the next states are in the NE and polls show Trump significantly ahead in most of them.

Cruz would have to win 708 of the remaining 789 delegates to attain 1,237.


4 posted on 04/14/2016 2:59:05 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Reeses

All of the attacks against Trump have only made me more willing to support him.


5 posted on 04/14/2016 2:59:44 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: Reeses

The chart is instructive. How many times have Cruz supporters here posted about Trump’s negative perception among the electorate. It appears that a fair amount of that perception emanates from the Cruz supporters themselves


6 posted on 04/14/2016 2:59:52 PM PDT by Fai Mao
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To: Reeses

I’m a maybe Trump but, Cruz 1st or for SCOTUS


7 posted on 04/14/2016 3:00:40 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway - "Enjoy Yourself" ala Louis Prima)
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To: Reeses

Yeow. I see it coming it too.

The leaks and turning the corner for TRUMP is starting to come.

Warming up Rove, and now this, and TRUMP said last night on Hannity, that more endorsements of surprise are to come
fairly “soon”.

First the trickle, then the CASCADE to end this crap and get on the TRUMP TRAIN and RIDE to the White House first class!


8 posted on 04/14/2016 3:01:06 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming)
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To: Reeses

This article plus Rove and Megyn warming up to Trump is interesting.


9 posted on 04/14/2016 3:01:20 PM PDT by proust (Texans for Trump!)
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To: Byron_the_Aussie

Except that much of Trump’s support is NOT coming for the typical Republican base. It is coming from those who feel disenfranchised by both the Dems and GOP. It represents all demographics. It is, basically, the big tent the GOP has claimed for the last decade that they need.

That is why after all of the attacks and mudslinging at Trump, his basic support has remained fairly constant.


10 posted on 04/14/2016 3:04:15 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Reeses

good


11 posted on 04/14/2016 3:04:54 PM PDT by dp0622 (The only thing an upper crust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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To: TomGuy

I believe in polls plus or minus 5 percent.

they NEVER changed in the northern states, hence there was never need to be concerned.

I would ALSO like to see Trump within 5 of hitlery.

would make me very happy


12 posted on 04/14/2016 3:06:32 PM PDT by dp0622 (The only thing an upper crust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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To: TomGuy

I don’t think anyone ever said that Cruz would get to 1237 delegates, only that stopping Trump from getting to 1237 would mean a chance for either Cruz or Kasich to make a play for the nomination at the convention.

That’s still about where it stands. Trump is going to get between 1150 and 1250 delegates and will have a 6 week scramble after California to win over unpledged ones to his camp. If he succeeds he’ll be the nominee and the Republicans will lose the White House again. If he fails someone else will be the nominee and the Republicans will lose the White House again.


13 posted on 04/14/2016 3:07:18 PM PDT by babble-on
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To: RitaOK

The closer it looks like Trump will get the nomination, the more the insiders will try sidling up to him. If it looks like he may win, they do not want to be on the opposing side.


14 posted on 04/14/2016 3:07:23 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: proust
This article plus Rove and Megyn warming up to Trump is interesting.

I still think all unprincipled party hacks will rally to Trump if he gets close enough to a majority. They can read the polls just as well as we can and they know stealing the nomination and giving it to some pathetic chump means President Hillary, and no cushy jobs for GOP insiders.

Plus the hacks hate Cruz, the only other viable alternative, a lot more than they hate Trump.

15 posted on 04/14/2016 3:08:03 PM PDT by MaxFlint
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To: Reeses

GOPe is in bed with the Democrats for a Hillary presidency.

See:

Tech billionaires (major Dem donors, Hillary supporters) plot with GOP leaders at exclusive island resort to stop Trump

http://nypost.com/2016/03/08/tech-billionaires-plot-with-gop-leaders-to-stop-trump-at-exclusive-island-resort/


16 posted on 04/14/2016 3:08:37 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: RitaOK

How Donald Trump wins: “Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.”


17 posted on 04/14/2016 3:10:44 PM PDT by Reeses (A journey of a thousand miles begins with a government pat down.)
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To: Reeses

“In fact, a new CBS News poll suggests that Republicans are pretty comfortable with the idea of Trump as the nominee — or, at least, they are compared to the other two candidates.”

That’s why they are voting for him.


18 posted on 04/14/2016 3:11:25 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: dp0622

19 posted on 04/14/2016 3:12:14 PM PDT by Reeses (A journey of a thousand miles begins with a government pat down.)
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To: Reeses

Hopefully this means enough are waking up to the fact that #NeverTrump => #Hillary2016


20 posted on 04/14/2016 3:12:48 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ("Get the he11 out of my way!" - John Galt)
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