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Well, that didn't take long.

The Washington Post, still pissed off that Donald Trump has banned its reporters from all his press conferences, is gleefully reporting a new, extensive poll that shows Trump's doom. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/in-new-poll-support-for-trump-plunges-giving-clinton-a-double-digit-lead/2016/06/25/0565bef6-3a31-11e6-a254-2b336e293a3c_story.html

In the question about who they would vote for, Clinton is leading Trump by 12 points.  Clinton: 51.  Trump: 39.  Nearly two-thirds of Americans find Trump unsuited or unqualified to be President.  The same number find him racist, misogynistic, and anti-Muslim.  Nearly a third of Republicans (his own party!) find him unqualified for office, and 18% of GOPpies say he doesn't represent their beliefs.

And oh yes--remember all the Sanders supporters who howled that would vote for Trump over Clinton?  It seems they're a vanishing group.  Back in May, 20% of Sanders supporters said they would vote for Trump over Clinton.  Now?  A mere 8%.

Trump once made a claim that "millions" of people were leaving the Democratic party to join the GOP because of him.  Not true.  Back in May, 33% of voters identified as Democrat or Democrat-leaning.  Now?  36%, a 3% gain.  Meanwhile, last May, 25% of voters identified as GOP or GOP-leaning.  Now?  24%, a 1% LOSS.  In other words, the GOP is LOSING VOTERS thanks to Trump.  Where are the "millions" of voters who are leaving the Democrats to support Trump?  In Trump's head.

The GOP brought this on itself, of course. They knew this was coming one day--their hateful, prejudiced, rich-loving, poor-hating rhetoric and policies could only last so long.  But they thought they'd all be retired by the time it caught up with them.  Surprise!  It's all imploding in a matter of weeks.

And as someone who's spent his entire life on the "we hate you" end of the GOP, it's such fun to watch.

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jordan179
Jun. 27th, 2016 02:24 pm (UTC)
Will you still be as happy when the massive Muslim immigration and failure to enforce American law upon them by a government afraid of offending them forces homosexuals back into the closet -- as the alternative to being beaten, raped and killed by the immigrants?
spiziks
Jun. 27th, 2016 06:55 pm (UTC)
If you want to indulge in slippery-slope fear mongering, do it in your own territory.
jordan179
Jun. 28th, 2016 02:39 am (UTC)
This has already happened to the gay community in much of Europe. What different social factors do you think will stop it from happening in America?
spiziks
Jun. 28th, 2016 04:31 am (UTC)
Are we discussing Europe? We are not.
jordan179
Jun. 28th, 2016 05:20 am (UTC)
I see. You're right, events in Europe have no bearing on possible future events in America. The names of the two places are spelled differently. Cogent observation!
nancylebov
Jun. 27th, 2016 02:44 pm (UTC)
Should we be trusting polls?
spiziks
Jun. 27th, 2016 06:56 pm (UTC)
What I think is the most fascinating is the Bernie berners. They howled and screamed and stomped their feet. "If we don't get Bernie, we'll destroy the party! We'll vote Trump before we vote Clinton!" Turns out that was a lot of temper tantrums and hot air.
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