Right-wing website and top Trump booster Breitbart News released its own poll Sunday, the first for the conservative site.
“It’s an open secret that polls are often manipulated and spun to create momentum for a particular candidate or issue,” Alex Marlow, the editor-in-chief of Breitbart News, said in a statement announcing the poll. “Breitbart News Network’s first national poll marks the start of a major initiative to give our readers an accurate assessment on where the American people stand on the key topics and people of the day — without the mainstream media filter.”
Sounds like a great idea to help fight that "liberal bias" right?
But despite their efforts to develop a more Trump friendly survey, according to Breitbart’s poll, Clinton is leading a four-way contest with 42 percent of the vote to Trump’s 37 percent. Libertarian Gary Johnson earned 9 percent of the vote, while the Green Party’s Jill Stein received 3 percent.
“In this environment, too many ambitious Republicans are willing to take their chances in 2020 against Hillary Clinton, instead of waiting out eight years of Donald Trump,” Doug Kaplan, the managing partner of Gravis Marketing, said to explain away Trump’s lacking numbers. “Former rivals, who should be working to secure his base for him are stirring it up instead, forcing Trump to defend his own base, while reaching outside his base,” he said.
Trump’s losing position in Breitbart’s poll comes with some of the most favorable conditions found in any poll for the controversial Republican candidate.
So even when they massage the data to give Trump the best possible outcome, it STILL shows him getting his ass kicked?
Okay, well that's just damn funny.
And back in the reality based world things look even worse.
Courtesy of the Washington Post:
The new poll’s toplines are alarming enough for Republicans: They show that Hillary Clinton is beating Trump by 56-20 among voters under 35. By contrast, according to exit polls, John McCain won 32 percent of voters aged 18-30 in 2008 and Mitt Romney won 36 percent of them in 2012, though this is an imperfect comparison of age groups.
Here’s what this all means, per the USA Today article accompanying the poll:
The findings have implications for politics long past the November election. If the trend continues, the Democratic Party will have scored double-digit victories among younger voters in three consecutive elections, the first time that has happened since such data became readily available in 1952. That could shape the political affiliations of the largest generation in American history for years to follow.
And here is what the new poll finds in terms of which party young voters are now identifying with:
In the new survey, half of those under 35 say they identify with or lean toward the Democrats; just 20% identify with or lean toward the Republicans. Seventeen percent are independents, and another 12% either identify with another party or don’t know.
In other words only 1 in 5 of tomorrow's voting population identify themselves as Republicans.
That is extremely bad news for the GOP.
Good news for the future of the country sure, but bad news for the GOP.