So Much for #NeverTrump=> GOP Nominee Trump Outperforming Romney at Same Point in 2012 Race
So much for that #NeverTrump movement…
Republican presidential nominee is outperforming Mitt Romney at a similar point in the 2012 race.
Today Trump has support from 87% of Republicans; for comparison, in March 2012, Romney had support from 84% of GOP. https://t.co/GdRq7HZH63
— Catherine Rampell (@crampell) May 18, 2016
The Hill reported:
An NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll released Tuesday morning showed Trump and Clinton performing at exactly the same level within their respective parties. Each commanded 87 percent support.
The poll also suggested that hopes among Democrats of an easy win over Trump are misplaced. Tuesday’s poll had Clinton with an edge of just 3 points in a hypothetical match-up: The former secretary of State led Trump 48 percent to 45 percent.
The numbers track close to polls near this point in the 2012 presidential election.
A Gallup poll conducted in March 2012, for example, saw President Obama winning the allegiance of the same proportion of Democrats as Clinton is now: 87 percent.
Trump, for his part, may be outperforming Mitt Romney, who took 84 percent support among Republicans in the March 2012 poll.