Trump Thinks He Invented Polls … But He Won’t Like This One: Curated Clicks
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We cut the crust off the Internet sandwich so you don’t have to.
Trump: “I think I’ve made polling a very important thing. ‘Cause I never used to hear about polls.”
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 14, 2016
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU FIND A CANDIDATE MORE HATED THAN HILLARY
Hillary Clinton is 12 points ahead in a new Bloomberg national poll of likely voters. These numbers are either very grim news or very good news, depending on whether or not you believe Trump is a danger to the Republic who shouldn’t be trusted with our nuclear security.
The former secretary of state is far from universally loved, but the share of likely voters who say they could never vote for her—43 percent—is much lower than Trump’s 55 percent.
Other troubling findings for Trump in poll include how 63 percent of women say they could never vote for him. “If you can never get the vote of two in three women, who are a majority of voters, that is something that has to change for Trump to emerge victorious,” Selzer said.
How things play out in the dozen or so battleground states that typically decide presidential elections may be more important than broad national trends, but some indicators are telling. Clinton dominates with many of the groups typically important in general elections, winning the support of 57 percent of women, 58 percent of those who aren’t married, and 77 percent of non-whites.
Bloomberg poll (LV’s):
– 55% bothered by Trump’s racial attacks on judge
– 62% by insults vs. women
– 45% by Trump U, hidden tax returns
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) June 14, 2016
FORMER TRUMP EMPLOYEE CONFIRMS: TRUMP IS A LIAR
Alyssa Canobbio, media analyst at the Washington Free Beacon, is a former Trump employee from New Jersey. She has a damning account on an episode of the Federalist Radio Hour of how New Jersey feels about Trump after he bankrupted Atlantic City.
A few more bites:
“Our revulsion at Brock Turner’s pitifully short sentence is good. It makes clear that Americans still demand a type of justice that includes retribution. It makes clear that real-life cases need to be treated as more than abstractions. But when the wisdom of revulsion creates a mob, it has ceased to be wisdom at all.” – Elliot Kaufman, managing editor of the Stanford Review, writes about the Stanford rapist case for NRO
“The right to give anonymously is like the right to vote anonymously.” – Philip Ellender, president of government and public affairs for Koch Industries, talks to the Washington Examiner about a bill in the House that aims to block the IRS from collecting information about donors to political nonprofits.