For months the Republican establishment and Ted Cruz have argued that Trump is only getting support from one third of Republican voters.
They have said that given the fact that he has not shown he can unite the GOP, he would be a weak candidate against Hillary.
That narrative just ran into a buzz saw.
A new national poll by NBC not only has Trump expanding his national lead out to a whopping 22 points, there is also this…
Donald Trump has reached 50 percent support from Republicans and Republican-leaners nationally for the first time since the beginning of the NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll in late December. This milestone is significant as the 2016 primary heads into its final few weeks of contests, as there has been intense speculation that Trump’s support has a ceiling. Though his support has hovered in the high 40s since mid-March, the front-runner had yet to secure half of Republican voters.
If Republicans really are ready to embrace Trump, then the race could be effectively over…especially after his likely five state win tonight!
Source: NBC News