Is the Republican #NeverTrump mission coming to an end? Numbers say so as Election Day draws close.
It’s easy and fun to be a contrarian on social media (and in the pages of National Review) when the election is months away. However, as the day of reckoning inches closer, many GOP voters are realizing they have to back Trump — even if they do with complete reluctance.
The Hill reports:
Trump’s candidacy has been deeply divisive within Republican ranks, drawing fire from senior officeholders such as Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), past presidential nominees including Mitt Romney and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and numerous conservative pundits.
Now, as Republicans face up to the specter of a Hillary Clinton presidency, Trump’s numbers are on the rise. (…)
The first IBD tracking poll appeared on Oct. 19 and showed Trump receiving the support of 82 percent of Republicans. That figure had climbed to 88 percent by [the following] Wednesday. The ABC News/Washington Post tracker first appeared on Oct. 23, giving Trump 83 percent GOP support. He is now up to 88 percent in the same poll.
Whether Donald Trump has polished his image since landing the nomination or the accusations on Hillary are too much to bear, these numbers reflect a stronger loyalty to the Trump campaign.