Donald Trump received about three-quarters of Republican votes in California’s primary this week, with Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz combining for more than 20 percent. And in three of the five states voting on the final “Super Tuesday,” the billionaire-turned presumptive GOP nominee did even worse.
Is this a sign that Republican rank-and-file aren’t so sold on him just yet?
In short, no.
His 73.4 percent average vote total on Tuesday was in line with the totals of past presumptive candidates once they wrapped up the nomination.
Going back to Republican nominee Bob Dole in 1996, candidates have averaged between 70 percent and 80 percent of the vote in their post-clinch contests. Here’s a look: