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Poll: Almost two-thirds of Republicans say candidate with most votes should be nominee

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Sixty-two percent of Republican voters in a new poll say the GOP presidential candidate with the most votes should be the party’s nominee if no candidate wins a majority of delegates before the convention.

{mosads}A national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday morning found that 33 percent of Republicans, meanwhile, think the candidate selected by convention delegates should be the nominee.

Pollsters found that just 38 percent of Republicans said it’s fine with them if GOP front-runner Donald Trump has the most delegates before the convention but does not become the nominee.

Republicans are split on whether it’s acceptable for Trump to run as an independent if he loses the nomination, with 45 percent saying it’s fine with them, and 47 percent saying it’s unacceptable.

Fifty-five percent said it’s acceptable if Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) wins the nomination at a contested convention.

Almost three-quarters of Republicans, 71 percent, say it’s unacceptable for delegates to choose a nominee who hasn’t run in the primaries.


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