Iowa votes haven’t been counted yet — but key Republicans think Trump’s already won

Republican senators suspect that former President Donald Trump will be victorious in the Iowa caucuses, paving the way for success in the eventual New Hampshire primary.

While GOP lawmakers still cling to the idea of former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley going head-to-head with Trump for the GOP nomination, many Republican senators are convinced Trump is the clear favorite ahead of the Iowa caucuses, the Hill reported.

Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) said a victory for Trump in Iowa will slow Haley’s momentum going into New Hampshire. But he said if Trump wins on Monday and again next week, the race will be over.

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) made similar predictions for the first-in-the-nation caucus.

“Trump will win by a big margin,” Romney, a noted Trump critic, said. “I think Nikki Haley will probably win the second-place
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