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The establishment consensus told us that Trump has a ceiling on the support he could win in future votes and would become easier to beat as the crowded GOP field winnowed. Yet his winning margin pushed new heights in Nevada, inching closer to the 50% threshold as his two prime contenders, Rubio and Cruz, struggle to capture a quarter of the Republican vote.
The news for his opponents in upcoming races looks even more bleak. Trump leads in polls taken in virtually every upcoming vote with the exception of Texas where Cruz holds a single-digit lead over Trump. Polls released this week show Trump leading in Georgia, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New Jersey, Illinois and Michigan. Trump is even leading in Ohio over favorite son John Kasich. Cruz is in a dead heat with Trump in New Mexico, and Rubio has a slight lead in Utah. Trump could vanquish his remaining rivals in the race in the upcoming weeks. The Drudge Report declared him the nominee after last night's vote.