Who will win the Republican Party nomination for the US presidential election? (update)

More evidence that Trump is being accepted by mainstream-ish Republican authority figures:

Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, Senate’s leading immigration opponent, endorsed Donald Trump today onstage during a rally in Alabama. Sessions is the first senator to endorse Trump. Along with the endorsements of Govs. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Paul LePage of Maine on Friday, and of former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Saturday, it’s another sign that many in the Republican Party are beginning to accept that Trump will likely be their nominee.[1]

Trump’s unwillingness to repudiate hate groups[2] and his proclivity for retweeting the folderol of fascists from days gone by[3] might well hurt him in the primaries (and certainly in the general election), but I don’t think we’ve yet seen evidence that this is happening, so let’s wait and see.

  • 17% Ted Cruz
  • 32% Marco Rubio
  • 49% Donald Trump
  • 2% John Kasich

[1] http://www.vox.com/2016/2/28/11130298/donald-trump-sessions-klan

[2] http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/02/why-wont-donald-trump-repudiate-the-ku-klux-klan/471345/

[3] http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-35682844

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