As Politico warns, the current numbers put Trump at 38-40 percent of the electorate, "perilously close to a historic rebuke from American voters for a major-party candidate." (Barry Goldwater got 38.5 percent; George McGovern got 37.5 percent.) Arizona is in play. Utah maybe in play. Possibly even Georgia. It's also worth noting that a Trump defeat by any margin would be the sixth time in the last seven presidential cycles in which the GOP lost the popular vote.
And already, the post-defeat civil war within the Republican Party is beginning to take shape. Sean Hannity has gone into perpetual whine mode about Paul Ryan and the GOP establishment stabbing Trump in the back and costing him the election. "Win lose or draw, we need a long conversation about whether he should be speaker of the House," Hannity says.
And at Breitbart, former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo is complaining about "overt sabotage" and "treason" by GOP leaders, predicting that "Whether successful or not in denying Trump a victory on November 8, it undoubtedly is the opening shot in a civil war that will erupt full scale on November 9."