Look, we here at LWC have always been fair to Trump. Sure, I’m not a huge fan, but I’ve praised him when warranted. I like that he’s bulldozing political correctness. But there has been growing evidence that – if conservatism is important to you – The Donald isn’t your guy (see Worried Yet? Donald Trump Sounds more like Michael Moore than Hillary… and Obama Voters Are Voting for…Donald Trump?).
For example, this video where even he can’t tell the difference between his own platform and that of… Bernie Sanders.
You know, the guy who admits he’s socialist.
“The candidate is considered a political outsider by all the pundits. He’s tapping into the anger of the voters, delivers a populist message. He believes everyone in the country should have healthcare, he advocates for hedge fund managers to pay higher taxes, he’s drawing thousands of people at his rallies, and bringing in a lot of new voters to the political process. And he’s not beholden to any super PAC. Who am I describing?” Brzezinski asked.
Without missing a beat, Trump added that he is not beholden to any special interests or donors, before confidently asserting, “You’re describing Donald Trump.”
There was only one problem: she wasn’t. Instead, Brzezinski told the billionaire businessman that she was describing Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, a self-avowed Democratic socialist.
While he still crushes in most of the primary polls, if it comes down to Trump vs. Rubio or Trump vs. Cruz one-on-one, he loses. Which is interesting. If it comes down to a national poll, any GOP candidate currently running beats Hillary…. except for Donald Trump or Jeb Bush. Rubio wins by the largest margin, Cruz by a thinner one. Kasich too, though there really isn’t as much polling data so it can’t be considered accurate as of yet. As seen by the most complete analysis of all polling data available from RealClearPolitics.
I’m not saying that you should vote based on polls. I think that’s a horrible idea. But if your guy is Mr. “Look at me, I’m killing in the polls,” then they’re quite relevant. In the biggest poll that matters, a national election, Donald Trump loses to Clinton by a significant margin.
I know, I know. Those polls are always fraudulent and/or biased unless they support your candidate, blahblahblah. Listen, make your choice, but don’t lie to yourselves. Regardless of your candidate, they all come with some very serious challenges.
Trump’s just so happens to be confusing himself for a socialist, and losing polls in a national election. We all have our crosses to carry!