Republican senators anticipate a commanding victory for former President Trump in the Iowa caucuses, setting the stage for a strong showing in the New Hampshire primary and potentially securing the presidential nomination.
While some GOP lawmakers believe former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley could present a challenge, they view Trump as the clear frontrunner.
Sen. Romney foresees major Trump victory in Iowa
Sen. Mitt Romney, a vocal Trump critic, predicts that Trump will secure a substantial win in Iowa, providing him significant momentum for subsequent primaries.
Recent polls show Trump maintaining a sizable lead over Haley in Iowa while DeSantis trails closely behind.
Trump leads in New Hampshire primary but faces narrowing margin
New Hampshire’s primary closely follows Iowa, and while Trump still leads Haley, his margin has decreased.
However, many senators believe that even if Haley wins New Hampshire, her chances of securing the nomination remain slim.
Trump’s strong position in South Carolina adds to his advantage.
Sen. Cramer: Iowa win vital for Trump, urges GOP unity
Sen. Kevin Cramer, who recently endorsed Trump, acknowledges that a victory in Iowa doesn’t guarantee Trump’s success in New Hampshire but suggests that a win there would solidify his position.
He hopes that the party can consolidate its support around the nominee quickly.
Haley’s tough road ahead despite NH hopes, Trump leads in SC polls
Despite her potential win in New Hampshire, many senators believe Haley faces an uphill battle, particularly if she fails to win in her home state of South Carolina.
Recent polls show Trump with a significant lead in South Carolina, making it challenging for Haley to recover.
Sen. Gregg predicts Haley’s rise with Iowa success, Super Tuesday potential
Former New Hampshire Sen. Judd Gregg sees a path for Haley if she can secure a solid second-place finish in Iowa, potentially pressuring other candidates to drop out and making it a two-person race.
Gregg suggests that Haley could perform well in Democratic-leaning states on Super Tuesday.
GOP Senators back Trump, shows party dynamics in upcoming primaries
Nineteen Republican senators have endorsed Trump, while none have endorsed Haley, indicating where they believe the race is headed.
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and his deputy, John Thune, have not endorsed Trump.
The upcoming caucuses and primaries will not only determine the GOP’s presidential nominee but also highlight the dynamics within the Republican Party as it navigates this critical election season.