Sunday, May 22, 2016

As Trump Continues To Close Polling Gap...

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Hillary Clinton's advantage over Donald Trump has narrowed to just three points — resulting in a dead-heat general-election contest with more than five months to go until November, according to a new national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

Clinton, who remains a heavy favorite to win the Democrat nomination, leads the presumptive GOP nominee 46 percent to 43 percent among registered voters, a difference that is within the poll's margin of error of plus-or-minus 3.1 percentage points. In April, Clinton held an 11-point advantage over Trump, 50 percent to 39 percent, and had led him consistently by double digits since December.

Looking inside the numbers of her race against Trump, Clinton holds the edge among African Americans (88 percent to 9 percent), Latinos (68 percent to 20 percent), women (51 percent to 38 percent) and those ages 18 to 34 (55 percent to 32 percent).

Trump, meanwhile, is ahead among whites (52 percent to 36 percent), seniors (52 percent to 41 percent), men (49 percent to 40 percent) and independents (42 percent to 37 percent).

The NBC/WSJ poll — conducted May 15-19 — comes after Trump became the Republican Party's presumptive presidential nominee, but also as the ongoing Clinton-vs.-Sanders Democratic race has become more contentious in recent days.

Republicans are now supporting Trump over Clinton by an 86 percent-to-6 percent margin, which is up from 72 percent to 13 percent a month ago, suggesting that GOP voters are consolidating around their presumptive nominee.


As we approach the summer political conventions, and the ultimate match between two flawed candidates, it is coming into clear focus our country will remain divided along strictly partisan ideological fault lines. 2016 clearly could be the year the nation takes a longshot chance on a narcissistic demagogue who is playing on the fear many Americans feel. Running as a outsider billionaire "change agent" more folks seem to be willing to take a chance on one with zero political or government experience. Something these same folks were highly critical of back in 2005 when President Obama was running for the Office Trump now seeks. Oh, and they accused President Obama of being a narcissist as well. Guess it's all good if you have an R behind your name.

Via: Memeorandum


  1. Cognitive is the new dissonance?

  2. It's historically stunning, Les. Crazy. We can only hope a President Trump is not the next Hitler.


    1. I'm hoping the rule of law and our more rational principals hold and Drumpf, should he win, is constrained enough by them to oust his a*s after 4 years so we can move forward in a positive and rational direction.

  3. What absolutely floors me about this election cycle is the willful tone deafness of Bernie cultists AND Trump cultists. Do they realize how pathologically TOXIC a Trump presidency will be! And why this man must be stopped AT ALL COST!

    I am really hard pressed distinguishing the brown shirts from the dumb shits.

    1. I am really hard pressed distinguishing the brown shirts from the dumb shits.

      As am I (O)CT(0)PUS, as am I!

    2. The distinguishing feature is locale: German dumb shits and US
      dumb shits. We imagine future history books-
      "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat."
      We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering. You ask, what is our policy? I can say: It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy." Churchill
      "I will build a great wall-and nobody builds walls better than
      me-believe me-and I'll build them inexpensively. I will build a a great great wall on our southern border, and I'll make Mexico
      pay for that wall. Mark my words." D. Drumpf
      "Four score and seven years ago...and that the government of the people, by the people, for the people..shall not perish from
      the Earth. Lincoln
      "This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper. So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and vigor has met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory. I am convinced that you will again give that support to leadership in these critical days." F. D. Roosevelt

    3. Many of the PUMAs who said they wouldn't vote for Barack Obama ended up voting for him. There are less "Bernie Bros". Most of those who are Democrats will end up voting for Hillary, I am sure. Some of them are independent and never would have voted for Hillary in the first place. I'm a Bernie supporter but I'm absolutely going to vote for the Democratic nominee. Not that it matters, given the fact that I don't live in a swing state. TN will likely go for Trump.


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