Skip to comments.Republicans are a lot closer to 'maybe Trump' than 'never Trump'
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
The base is turning all right, but not against Trump.
#NeverBump -- make it top ten on Twitter.
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.
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.
All of the attacks against Trump have only made me more willing to support him.
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
I’m a maybe Trump but, Cruz 1st or for SCOTUS
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
First the trickle, then the CASCADE to end this crap and get on the TRUMP TRAIN and RIDE to the White House first class!
This article plus Rove and Megyn warming up to Trump is interesting.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
GOPe is in bed with the Democrats for a Hillary presidency.
Tech billionaires (major Dem donors, Hillary supporters) plot with GOP leaders at exclusive island resort to stop Trump
How Donald Trump wins: “Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.”
“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.
Hopefully this means enough are waking up to the fact that #NeverTrump => #Hillary2016
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