Trump Holds Leads In 10 Of Next 14 Primary States


After winning the South Carolina primary by a hefty margin, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is primed to secure 10 out of the next 14 state contests.

Trump is currently polling ahead in Alabama, Alaska, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Virginia, according to the New York Post.

The business mogul has a whopping 35-point advantage in Massachusetts while his narrowest support is by 6 points in Minnesota.

The states that Trump is currently not set to win are Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky and Texas, the last of which is projected to go to Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who has a home-state advantage.

While polls can always shift during the primary season, this current measurement of support puts Trump on a comfortable path to victory. While GOP insiders have voiced fears that this primary season will lead to a brokered convention, the business mogul himself is confident about his chances.

“I don’t think we’re going to have a convention, a brokered convention,” Trump told CNN on Feb. 21. “I think it’s unlikely. I think I’m doing better than that.”

The business mogul added that the likeliest outcome is that both he and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will compete in the general election, unless the FBI’s investigation into her use of a private email server takes a dramatic turn.

“Frankly, if she gets indicted, that’s the only way she’s going to be stopped,” Trump said. “I think it’s going to be Hillary and myself.”

Trump added that their contest will result in “the greatest turnout in history.”

While the GOP candidate pool has been narrowing, most recently with former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida suspending his campaign, Trump’s competition is still fragmenting voter support, giving the business mogul an advantage.

While the GOP nominating process is far from over, Trump is clearly the front-runner, and Cruz or Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida defeating him by this point would defy decades of precedent.

“I think history is on his side,” journalist Susan Page told CBS News. “You wouldn’t want to say that he’s won it, but I think the nomination is now his to lose … He won South Carolina by ten points. He won New Hampshire by nearly 20 points. No Republican has even won both these contests and failed to then get the nomination. And two of the tree who did that won the White House.”

Sources: CBS, CNN, New York Post / Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr, Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons

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