Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Wednesday is Trump Hump Day
Just in! New polls show that Donald Trump is more unpopular with the general public than head lice (and lots of other disgusting pests.)
Trump is also less popular than traffic jams, the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles), jury duty, used-car salesmen, and root canals.
The poll information isn’t all bad, though.
Men think Trump is better than hemorrhoids [45 to 39 percent]
and cockroaches [46 to 42 percent].
Women, however, do think Trump is worse than hemorrhoids [+5 percent]
and cockroaches [+4 percent].
Let’s face it, women just do not like Trump.
Last month a Gallup poll said that 70 percent of all women (Democrats, Republicans, Independents) think of him unfavorably.
On a serious note:
The single best predictor of Trump support in the GOP primary is the absence of a college degree.
In an analysis of Trump's blowout win in New Hampshire, Evan Soltas determined that the factor explaining most of the variance in Trump's support in New Hampshire was education.
“For every 1 percentage point more college graduates over the age of 25, Donald Trump's share of votes falls by 0.65 percentage points,” he said.
Diplomas are what Ron Brownstein calls the “new Republican fault line.”
In 2012, Mitt Romney struggled for months to consolidate support because, even as he had clear support among college-educated Republicans, he fared worse among non-college voters. Although white men without a college education haven’t suffered the same historical discrimination as blacks or women, their suffering is not imagined.