As Donald Trump edges towards the official nominee for the Republican party, the vast majority of Republicans are falling in line and supporting him. A few are still withholding their support. Mitt Romney and Bill Kristol, two conservative stalwarts continue to resist the Trump train, but 85% of the party say they plan to vote for him. Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan is expected to endorse Trump as early as this week, tacit as it may be. That is not to say that those who plan to vote for the nominee actually want him to be their man. A Washington Post survey revealed that 44% of the responders to their third-party alternative poll question favored one. However, the passage of time shrinks the potential of a third candidate. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton still has a 42/40 percent lead over Trump while Bernie Sanders polls ahead with a 48/39 percent lead. Clinton is almost guaranteed the endorsement of the Democrat Party, and when this happens, an estimated 15% of Sanders backers will vote for Trump some polls say. The race between Trump and Clinton promises to be very close.
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