Desperately in need of a win, rank and file Republicans are quickly falling in line behind Mr. Trump. The campaign also failed to pause for the usually calm period between the end of the primaries and the Olympics. Trump and Clinton are already unleashing schoolyard nicknames and brutal attack ads, respectively. The reason? Both parties moved their nominating conventions from August to July in a loosely veiled attempt to ruin our summer early this year.
Trump consolidates his right flank in recent polls:
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