Primary voting will begin next Monday and as of today there are no signs that Donald Trump will not be the Republican nominee for president.
According to a new CNN poll, Trump's national lead has increased and the next closest candidate is miles behind.
Trump has topped the 40% mark for the first time in CNN/ORC polling, standing at 41%. That more than doubles the support of his nearest competitor, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who notches 19% support in the poll. No other candidate hit double-digits. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio landed at 8%, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 6%, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 5%, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at 4%, and the rest at 3% or less.
Trump also maintains substantial leads in Iowa and New Hampshire according to most polls and he holds an enormous lead in South Carolina.
If Trump wins the first three primary states, the GOP nomination could be locked up long before the Democratic nomination because Trump also holds substantial leads in most southern states and other candidates will begin dropping out.
This could be a very awkward year for the Republican party. We have footage of virtually all of their candidates declaring Trump unfit to lead. We have the receipts.