ELDER PATRIOT – Simple math tells us that Clinton’s mainstream media polls showing her leading Donald Trump just don’t add up.
Let’s start by examining the public’s view of the country’s trajectory.
The overwhelming majority of the electorate believes the nation is headed in the wrong direction and that majority has been growing over time.
It might be unfair to saddle Mrs. Clinton with the public’s perception of the current president’s policies except for the fact that she has been very open about her intentions to expand on President Obama’s existing policies, even referencing herself as running for Obama’s third term.
What about the candidate herself? Once it became clear that Mrs. Clinton was going to be running for president and the electorate started learning more about her scandal-plagued history in public office, they began viewing her more and more unfavorably.
The public perception of Mrs. Clinton has gotten so bad that a recent Fox News Poll revealed just how much contempt voters have for her integrity. And, the poll shows that as voters learn more about Mrs. Clinton they have grown to trust her less.
Against this backdrop the mainstream media expects us to believe their polls that show Americans rallying behind Mrs. Clinton rather than her honest, scandal-free, but brash opponent.
The mainstream media has assumed the role as the propaganda arm of the Clinton campaign focused on painting Donald Trump as even worse choice than Mrs. Clinton.
They want you to believe that:
Donald Trump manufacturing clothing overseas equates to Mrs. Clinton selling 20% of our uranium stockpile to Russia.
Donald Trump being sued by six unhappy customers of Trump University is worse than Mrs. Clinton’s role in fomenting the Syrian bloodbath.
Donald Trump’s use of bankruptcy protection to resurrect failing companies into stable operating units is worse than Hillary Clinton’s myriad foreign policy failures that has left the world more destabilized than at any time since the end of World War II.
Donald Trump’s employment of foreign workers is a bad thing while her policies of bringing immigrants here without any job prospect is a good thing, especially in light of the fact that American citizens are experiencing the lowest job participation rate in half a century. Clinton has vowed to secure a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants in this country illegally and to dissolve the U.S. border within her first 100 days in office.
Some how the mainstream media thinks that they can obscure Mrs. Clinton’s resume of failure and outright corruption by citing a few civil suits against her opponent and the shared reality of the forced need to manufacture overseas under the rules Mrs. Clinton helped write and that Trump was forced to comply with.
That bullshit might baffle sycophantic Democrats but polls show that relying on that demographic is a losing gambit because the number of those aligning themselves with the party are shrinking.
According to Gallup, as of last month only 28% of all voters now identify as Democrats while a whopping 42% have rejected both parties and now consider themselves Independents. The Democratic Party has been abandoned by an astounding 22% of their constituents since 1988. In truth, the Democratic Party has abandoned those voters and as this campaign moves along even more of their faithful will realize that.
Given that Donald Trump has expanded his lead over Mrs. Clinton to nine points (from 1 point) among Independents in the most recent Monmouth University poll this spells bad news for Mrs. Clinton whether the mainstream media reports it or not.
As we get closer to the election, members of both parties, no matter how unhappy they are with their parties’ candidate, will begin “coming home.” That leaves the election in the hands of the Independent voters who have already rejected Mrs. Clinton and her party’s Progressive agenda to decide this election.
The Independents have grown in size so that every 3-point move by party members towards or away from their party’s candidate is negated by a two-point swing by Independents.
With a nine-point deficit among Independents to overcome Mrs. Clinton cannot rely on disaffected Democrats to come home, there’s just not enough of them.
No matter how the mainstream media weights their polls and no matter how they choose to spin Mrs. Clinton’s track record, the numbers say no one is being dazzled.