The Trump campaign may still be able to capture the GOP nomination, but signs are strongly suggesting November will be a crushing defeat. Numerous reports indicating Trump’s national campaign is short on donors, cash, staff, and is losing ground in the polls, have fed life to calls for a delegate revolt at the Republican Convention in Cleveland next month.
New polling released from CNN shows that a whopping 48% of the party want to dump Trump and nominate someone else in Cleveland. While such an occurrence has been viewed by experts as unlikely, the growing drum beats of discontent and the gathering storm clouds of a November defeat may provide the pretense needed for delegates to revolt against the presumptive nominee. Something hundreds of delegates are preparing to do at this moment.
Add to this picture the quiet wink and nod renegade delegates received from convention chair Paul Ryan and you have what appears to be a contested convention in the making. Ryan has already stated he will not ask the delegates to vote against their conscious; meaning Trump may not be able to reach the 1,237 needed to win the nomination.
While Trump supporters cry and say any attempt to replace him will give Hillary Clinton the White House, the reality is nominating Trump all but guarantees she will be our next president. Party insiders and analysts know that Trump’s numbers are catastrophically bad. He is far behind where Romney was at this point in every measure, and we know how that worked out for the GOP.