ON MAY 26th the Associated Press declared that Donald Trump has won 1,238 delegates (counting unpledged), enough to claim the Republican nomination outright. Given the conventional wisdom this election cycle has been that the Republican party is far more fractured than the Democratic, it’s been surprising to see how quickly the Republican party is rallying around their presidential nominee.
While many prominent Republicans including Speaker of the House Paul Ryan have yet to endorse Donald Trump, the bulk of the party seems to be moving towards Mr Trump’s camp. A recent Fox News poll showed that 82% of Republicans supported Donald Trump, while the latest Real Clear Politics polling averages show Donald Trump has caught up with Hillary Clinton in head-to-head polling. The general election may be closer than previously anticipated.