September 24, 2016

FIRST HE DROVE AWAY THE MORMONS...:

Trump Underperforms Romney Among Every Group -- WSJ/NBC News Poll (NEIL KING JR., Sep 22, 2016, WSJ)

[I]n a stark illustration of Mr. Trump's challenge, the poll showed him underperforming Mr. Romney's marks among every portion of the population, including among the groups where he will have to rack up truly historic numbers to offset declines elsewhere, particularly among non-white voters.

For instance, Mr. Trump has performed particularly well among white voters who lack a college degree, a contingent that made up around 36% of the electorate in 2012. In the new poll, the GOP nominee performed well among that slice, topping Mrs. Clinton by 18 percentage points.

But Mr. Romney, in his loss in 2012, did much better in the election exit polls among that same group, leading Mr. Obama by 26 percentage points.

Pick your group and you will find the same dynamic.

Mr. Trump is up 55 points among self-declared conservatives, but Mr. Romney clocked an advantage of 65 points. He is up 77 points among Republicans, but Mr. Romney topped that mark by 10 points. Among white men, Mr. Trump enjoys a 13-point advantage, compared to Mr. Romney's 27-point edge.

All you ever hear from the Right is how the GOP damages itself by nominating "squishes"--GHWB, Bob Dole, Maverick, Mitt--and if only we'd nominate a full-blooded rightwinger it would be magical...

Posted by at September 24, 2016 7:59 AM

  

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