A new poll shows a large majority of Republicans want to avoid a bloody convention fight in Cleveland and rally around Donald Trump.
According to The Hill:
“A majority of Republicans and GOP-leaning voters surveyed in a new poll say the Republican Party should get behind Donald Trump at a contested convention if he enters with the most delegates.
Fifty-four percent of those surveyed in the Monmouth University poll released Wednesday vocalized that position, compared to 34 percent who said another candidate should be nominated instead.
Those surveyed were told Trump may have the most delegates entering the convention but not enough to win the nomination on the first round of voting, allowing another candidate to potentially win the nomination on a subsequent ballot.
However, Republicans’ embrace of Trump may be a bit more nuanced. He still does not have the support of a majority of Republicans, despite having won more than half the necessary 1,237 delegates to lock up the nomination, including with his most recent win Tuesday in Arizona.”