When Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president last summer, most members of the media and political pundits didn't give him a realistic shot at success. Fast forward to present day and Trump is the Republican nominee, much to the chagrin of party leaders.

Trump on his way out?

With each passing month, the billionaire real estate mogul would watch his poll numbers in the GOP primary increase, despite finding himself under a constant cloud of controversy. After clinching the party's nomination last month, Trump and his campaign have been in a downward spiral, and now party leaders are hoping to concoct a plan to prevent him from officially being named the nominee at the Republican National Convention next month in Cleveland, Ohio, according to The Washing Post on June 17.

Speaking to Kendal Unruh, a Colorado Republican delegate, the party's plan is to get enough delegates to switch their vote from Trump and all decide on another candidate. "This literally is an 'Anybody but Trump' movement,' Unruh admitted. Going further, Unruh said that "Nobody has any idea who is going to step in and be the nominee," however, the party is "not worried about that." We're just doing that job to make sure that he's not the face of our party," Unruh stated. Thirty delegates from 15 different states recently participated in a conference to remove Trump, with that number only continuing to grow.

Another delegate, Cecil Stinemetz of Iowa, doubled down on the Trump-removal plan, saying, "Trump just continues to embarrass himself and his party and this is not going to let up."

Election forecast

If the plan to remove Trump is not successful, recent polls show a Democratic win is likely in November. Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front runner, has recently expanded her general election lead over the former host of "The Appreciate," with that number only expected to increase following the conclusion of the primary next month.

In addition to a head-to-head match-up against Clinton, according to the ABC News/Washington Post poll released this week, Trump's unfavorability rating has dropped to a record low, with 70 percent of Americans holding a negative view of the current GOP nominee.