Donald Trump. Up. Big wins in South Carolina and the Nevada caucus give The Donald The Delegates. Right now, he has 82 of them, which is nearly twice as many as the rest of the field combined and more than four times as many as runner-up Sen. Ted Cruz. More important, Super Tuesday awaits, and Mr. Trump is poised for a strong showing: He holds a lead in most of the South where there are 272 delegates at stake.
Despite a food fight of a Republican debate Thursday evening, the results are unlikely to change much before March 1. In a phenomenon that has politicos nationwide scratching their heads, nothing any of his rivals throws at him seems to stick, and nothing outrageous he says hurts him in the least. The speculation now is when does this become a two-candidate race? Early polls show Mr. Trump can still win a majority of primary votes even if it comes down to him against Mr. Cruz or Sen. Marco Rubio.