Poll: 63% of Trump supporters say he should run third-party if he loses at the convention

Sixty-three percent of Trump’s supporters say that if he earns more delegates than the other candidates but does not become the party nominee, then he should run as an independent or third party candidate. Among Republican primary voters overall, a third think in that case he should run independently.

If none of the Republican candidates receive a majority of their party’s delegates by the Republican nominating convention in July, it’s possible that a candidate who has not received the most delegates could become the Republican nominee. If that happens, 63 percent of Republican primary voters think it would be bad for the Republican Party, including 80 percent of Trump supporters and half of those supporting either Ted Cruz or John Kasich.