Republicans Overwhemingly Oppose Brokered Convention
A new USA Today/Gallup Poll finds that the vast majority of Republicans oppose the idea of a brokered convention:
WASHINGTON – While most Republicans wish they had different choices in the party’s presidential field, a nationwide USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds overwhelming resistance to the idea of an old-styled brokered convention that would pick some new contender as the nominee.
By 66%-29%, the Republicans and Republican-leaning independents surveyed say it would be better if one of the four candidates now running managed to secure enough delegates to clinch the nomination. Most are happy to see their roller-coaster campaign continue: 57% say the battle isn’t hurting the party.
Once again, the people are smarter than the pundits.