Trump predicted to clinch GOP nomination by early March: Report

 December 20, 2023

Former President Donald Trump, despite monumental legal challenges and a stream of negative press, continues to dominate the GOP primary field by a country mile.

According to Newsmax, his campaign team is so sure of his nomination that they've now predicted Trump will clinch the Republican nomination by March of 2024.

The campaign team has determined, via delegate math, that the former president will easily clinch by that time, which will allow him -- and the party -- to dial in on going solely after President Joe Biden.

Newsmax noted:

The campaign bases its primary victory timeline on the combination of the team's analysis of its own internal polling and public surveys.

It takes 1,215 delegates to win the Republican nomination. The Post noted the campaign anticipates Trump could potentially win 973 delegates on Super Tuesday, March 5. And the campaign says Trump could win 1,478 by March 19.

The bombshell revelation came via an unidentified senior campaign official, the Washington Post report noted.

Notably, Newsmax added that Super Tuesday could be nothing short of a boon for the former president, as he's predicted to pick up 973 delegates on that day alone.

By March 19, Trump could be sitting comfortably at the top of the heap with 1,478 delegates.

While there's not much in the way of debate over Trump's status as the clear winner in the GOP primary contest, his chances against President Biden in the general election are also looking nice.

There have been several national polls that generated headlines showing Trump beating Biden in hypothetical matchups, causing great concern for the Democratic Party as a whole.

Newsmax noted a recent poll:

New York Times/Siena College poll released Tuesday shows Trump holding a slight lead over Biden, with registered voters saying they favor Trump over Biden by 46% to 44%.

Trump's Super Tuesday momentum could have been interrupted with Special Counsel Jack Smith's election interference trial, which was set to begin the day before the biggest primary voting day of the year.

However, it was announced last week that the trial is now delayed as an immunity argument plays out at the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court, freeing up Trump to run his campaign at that time mostly uninterrupted.

There's no telling what the new year will bring for both sides.