Saturday, April 9, 2016

More Parallels to 1980

From Gateway Pundit:
A new Associated Press poll released today found after months of media and GOP establishment attacks a majority of Americans overwhelmingly view Trump negatively.
Seven in 10 people, including close to half of Republican voters, have an unfavorable view of Donald Trump.
Six in 10 people have an unfavorable view of Ted Cruz even though the liberal media has not started its campaign of destruction against the Texas senator.
Grandma Hillary has a 55% unfavorable rating.
Trump is wildly popular with Middle Class voters but that doesn’t impress the Beltway elites.
Ronald Reagan’s favorable rating was also at 30% back in March 1980.
The GOP elites at the time also worried he could never win.
Of course, in 1980, the Democrats had a bruising primary battle between a "moderate" leftist and a far left Democrat (Cater vs. Kennedy).  Reuters reports:
A third of Republican voters who support Donald Trump could turn their backs on their party in November's presidential election if he is denied the nomination in a contested convention, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.The results are bad news for Trump's rivals as well as party elites opposed to the real estate billionaire, suggesting that an alternative Republican nominee for the Nov. 8 presidential race would have a tougher road against the Democrats.
"If it’s a close election, this is devastating news" for the Republicans, said Donald Green, an expert on election turnout at Columbia University.
The Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted March 30 to April 8 asked Trump’s Republican supporters two questions: if Trump wins the most delegates in the primaries but loses the nomination, what would they do on Election Day, and how would it impact their relationship with the Republican Party?
Sixty-six percent said they would vote for the candidate who eventually wins the nomination, while the remaining third were split between a number of alternatives such as not voting, supporting a third-party candidate, and switching parties and voting for the Democratic nominee. 
GOPe brown-nosing of Obama has consequences.

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