Don’t be fooled by the polls – Trump hasn’t even started campaigning against Hillary yet.
Republican and Democrat national conventions are looming in the not-so-distant future, and a Trump v. Clinton race for the general election is still a very strong possibility. Pundits point to the polls, which show Clinton has a lead over Trump of 10 points in a general election match-up race. Trump also has a lower favorability rating than Clinton, and a higher UN-favorability rating.
Eric Ferhnstrom, Boston Globe, writes, “Pundits who say Trump cannot win against Clinton are ignoring the factors that make this an unconventional political year. Overall, Democratic primary turnout is DOWN by roughly one-third, while Republican primary numbers have INCREASED by two-thirds. This could very well carry over into the general election as well.”
What people are forgetting is that Donald Trump hasn’t even started running against Hillary yet – nor has he started spending money against her yet – he’s still holding all his cards in his hand.
In an editorial for WND.com, Joseph Farah writes, “The success of Trump’s earth-shaking bid for the presidency to date is actually unprecedented in America’s modern political history. Try to think of any figure in the last 100 years who burst onto the scene, having never sought political office, and made such an immediate impression – winning the passionate support of Republicans, independents and Democrats and so many primaries in diverse states to become the front-runner for the nomination of his party.”
Farah says the polls matching up Hillary versus Trump are meaningless today, and points back to the Ronald Reagan landslide of 1980. Reagan was far behind Jimmy Carter in the polls at this stage of the campaign and won 44 states that year, including New York and California.
Trump has also demonstrated the ability to attract new voters – including people who long ago dropped out of politics altogether because they were fed up. He has demonstrated his ability to win over die-hard Democrats as well as independents.
Farah writes, “Should Trump win the nomination, he will be positioned for a landmark drubbing of his opponent. It could be 1980 all over again.”
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