That’s what happens when your only plausible alternative is a guy who everybody literally hates. Politico reports that many anti-Trump Republicans see the writing on the wall, and that instead of sticking to their opposition at the risk of blowing up the party, they are starting to accept the inevitable. “Everyone likes a winner,” one GOP insider said.
Politico notes that Trump’s favorable ratings have jumped in the last couple weeks, among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents tracked by Gallup. The problem for the GOP is that his unfavorable ratings among the general electorate remain sky-high, and keep rising.