(PatrioticPost.com)- Donald Trump’s proclivity for backing primary candidates who go on to win their respective races may come to an end on Tuesday, with surveys and bookies predicting that his choice for governor of Nebraska will lose.
Charles Herbster, who President Donald Trump backed to be the state’s next governor in October, has seen his popularity decline in the polls after he was accused of sexual assault by a number of women, an accusation that the agricultural businessman categorically rejects.
A total of 55 candidates who Trump has endorsed in Republican primaries in Ohio, Indiana, and Texas have all either won their campaigns or progressed to runoff elections due to his endorsement.
But, according to many surveys performed after the charges of sexual assault were reported, Herbster has now slipped behind businessman Jim Pillen in the race for Nebraska governor.
In a study conducted by KAConsulting LLC in March, Herbster maintained a 9 percent advantage over Pillen and a 10 percent advantage over fellow Republican primary contender Senator Brett Lindstrom.
Fast forward nearly two months, and a WPA Intelligence survey conducted between April 30 and May 2 reveals that Pillen has a 5 percent lead over second-place Herbster (31 percent to 26 percent), with Lindstrom trailing in third place with 16 percent.
Earlier in the week, another WPA poll indicated Pillen to be just one point ahead of Herbster (24 percent to 23 percent), with Lindstrom trailing with 20 percent and 24 percent of respondents unsure.
As voters head to the polls in the Nebraska Republican gubernatorial primary on Tuesday, bookies have determined that Pillen is the favorite.
According to Betfair, Pillen has 5/4 odds to win, with Herbster and Lindstrom following closely behind at 7/4 and 5/2, respectively.
Even though Donald Trump was in Nebraska on Sunday to raise support for Herbster, Jim Pillen continues to have a commanding lead in the betting for the Republican primary.
The claims of sexual assault against Herbster have looked to impact voters, but it may also spell the end of Trump’s remarkable streak of endorsements that have catapulted candidates into the winner’s circle.
You know you are a winner in life when a loss is the subject of much fanfare.