Bloomberg's Mark Halperin said Trump could end the race after the New Hampshire primary. On Tuesday night, prior to Sarah Palin's endorsement of the Republican frontrunner, Halperin said on MSNBC that Trump is well poised to win Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and then run the table.
"I think at this point, if you said, of all the people in the race, who's the one most likely to win both Iowa and New Hampshire, today you'd have to say it's Trump," Halperin commented. "And I think if he wins them both, despite what I said before about Cruz possibly coming back in South Carolina, Trump could end -- Trump could effectively end this tonight in the New Hampshire primary."
"At this point you look at the latest poll out of New Hampshire tonight, you look at what's going on in Iowa, where we've seen on the ground and the polling momentum for Bernie Sanders, Trump right now is the most likely person to win both the first two, and to, again, be really well poised to run the table," said Halperin.
Bloomberg's John Heilemann says Trump could win the first three and it's over in South Carolina, but for the Democratic party it is the opposite.
"It's the first three at that point. You can imagine Trump winning. It's easy to imagine Trump winning Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina, and then being the nominee, basically. I can't imagine, at this point, looking at the momentum that Sanders seems to have in New Hampshire, seeing how close things are in Iowa, I don't believe that the Democratic race will end on the night of the South Carolina primary," Heilemann analyzed.