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The Trump Effect: Before Primaries GOP Led on Generic Ballot Question, They Now Trail by 8 Points

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, seen in reflection, poses for a portrait following an interview with the Associated Press at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Just how bad is Donald Trump hurting the Republican Party, you ask? Well, how about this:

Before the GOP primaries started, 46% of voters said they were inclined to support the Republican presidential candidate, regardless of who it might actually be. Only 39% said they would support the Democratic nominee.

After the primaries, the GOP now trails 36% to 44%. That’s ten percentage points less for the Republican Party, and a 5 percentage point increase for the Democrats.

This is the damage Donald Trump’s nomination is inflicting upon the Republican Party.

As I concluded yesterday, this race is on course to becoming a defeat of epic proportions. And it’s because of Donald Trump and his enablers at Fox News, some ridiculous nationalist-populist websites, and the RNC, who decided to go all in for a man that would take them all down with him.