The Republican elites are extremely arrogant. This is about them retaining control and power; not whatever the people may want.
A new Reuters poll shows that screwing Donald Trump, as they are expected to do, will seriously damage the Republican party. According to the Reuters poll, a third of Republican voters who support Donald Trump may simply turn their backs on the Republicans if he is denied the nomination in a contested convention. Neither the Republicans nor Democrats are in tune with the rising anger against government as taxes rise, benefits decline, and general mismanagement prevails.
The elites who assume the Great Unwashed will return to their soap operas and sports may be in for a real shock. Trump’s rivals who think they will pull this off without a hitch are dreaming. Fools simply vote for Hillary, as if she would ever do anything for anyone besides herself, and refuse to listen to why people have gathered behind Trump. This will result in a devastating outcome for the Republicans, not merely in 2016, but in Congress for 2018.
The Reuters poll asked Trump’s Republican supporters two questions: if Trump wins the most delegates in the primaries but loses the nomination, what would they do on Election Day and how would it impact their relationship with the Republican Party? The majority (66%) said they would vote for the candidate who eventually wins the nomination. However, 33% said they would split between a number of alternatives such as not voting, supporting a third-party candidate, and switching parties and voting for the Democratic nominee. Only 58% responded by saying they would remain in the party while 16% said they would leave and 26% said they did not know what they would do.