Hispanics and Black Folks have taken a real disliking to the Chumpf. I suspect Asians aren’t far behind, as well as Gay people, and women.
It turns out antagonizing Americans of every stripe, as Donald Trump has done continually with his bombastic rhetoric, has actual consequences.
A Washington Post/ABC survey released Wednesday shows seven in 10 Americans view the presumptive GOP nominee unfavorably, up 10 points since he announced his candidacy for president. (Hillary Clinton reached a new high in the unfavorable stakes as well — 55 percent.)
Yet even more striking is Trump’s standing with people who are black and Latino — growing voting blocks whose support is crucial to cobbling together a winning coalition. A staggering 94 percent of black voters view the real estate mogul negatively, as do 89 percent of Latinos, despite his predictions that he will “win the Hispanic vote” in November.
It’s not hard to see why.
Trump wants to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and deport millions of undocumented immigrants. He’s gone on a racist tirade against a federal judge of Mexican heritage, and his outreach to Latinos entails posing for a picture on Cinco de Mayo with a taco salad bowl. He initially refused to disavow former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke, before later doing so. And he has significant backing from white supremacists, especially online, where they harass his critics with vile and racist attacks.
The reality TV personality has taken the 2012 GOP “autopsy” — a set of recommendations the Republican National Committee released meant to broaden the party to minorities — and completely blown it up. With five months to go until November, and no sign their presumptive nominee is willing to change his approach, it’s difficult to see whether the Republican Party can repair its already low standing with non-white voters.
The Manhattan businessman’s only play may be over-performing with whites and independents. Clinton’s unfavorable with 75 percent of white people, 73 percent of whites with no college degree and 63 percent of independent voters, according to the Post/ABC poll. However, current polls show Trump isn’t in a stronger position than Mitt Romney was in 2012 to pull in enough white voters to win.
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar,rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.
Could be why several periodicals have begun saying the “L” word…
Now, I have problems with Clinton being too far to the right, and having too close ties with the big banks. However I believe she is a savvy enough leader, with a powerful style that she isn’t going to be stupid enough to hamstring her Administration, or Democrat majority Congress with the dumb arsed self defeating “bipartisanship”, and spineless timidity in speaking out about issues. She will take a sharp knife to the sort of BS extremist Republicans have been pulling and getting away with from day 1.
A slate of new polls shows Clinton on pace to decimate Trump.
After several weeks of polls
that showed Hillary Clinton
only a few points ahead of Trump, and two that put her lead within the margin of error, Bloomberg on Tuesday released a poll
giving the former secretary of state a whopping 12-point lead on Trump in a head-to-head matchup. A popular vote with results in that range would lead to an electoral landslide, too: according to a Frontloading HQ
analysis, released Monday, Clinton destroys Trump in the electoral college, 358 to 180. Last week, an ABC poll
showed her winning the national map with 262 to 191, assuming Trump takes all the Republican-leaning states.
Americans want a president, not a bitterly divisive performer
Hillary Clinton will win by a landslide against Donald Trump. I expect her to win 46 states, and if I am wrong, it is equally likely she will win more than 46 states in November, rather than less…
Another huge advantage Clinton and Democrats possess is the mathematics of the electoral college. Usually Republicans have the advantage in midterm elections because they are likely to achieve a stronger turnout than Democrats, while Democrats have the advantage in presidential elections because their turnout will be higher and, even more, because the state-by-state breakdown of electoral college math gives Democrats the edge.
Because of the insulting and divisive style of the Trump campaign, the Democratic electoral advantage will be even greater than previous presidential elections. The prospect of a Trump presidency will galvanize Democratic voters to come out in huge numbers, generate a wave of anti-Trump Hispanic voters that could win key states for Democrats in both the presidential and senate elections and alienate and alarm many female, independent and younger voters…
Anything is possible in presidential politics, but things are shaping up to produce a Democratic landslide for Hillary Clinton similar to the landslide of Lyndon Johnson over Barry Goldwater in 1964.