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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.


Shaw Kenawe said...

There's this, too:

"It looks as though we're in for another 2012, in which assorted, daily jack-in-the-box polling scares the bejesus out of intoxicated paranoids. In playing with an interactive electoral map, Chris Cillizza injects a bit of sobriety: These polls [such as Quinnipiac's Boo!] are good news for Trump as they suggest a level of competitiveness with Clinton in swing states that many Republicans wondered whether he could muster.

But even if Trump is able to continue his competitiveness in these states, it will take something close to a running of the table for him to get to 270. Even close to 270, which isn't going to happen with virtually everyone except disgruntled Democrats and "Duck Dynasty" fans voting against this absolute horror of a man.

Thus the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy's sagacious advice stands: "Don't panic."
-- Pm Carpenter

Ducky's here said...

Donald's still courting the white supremacist vote

Don't know why he's going to any trouble since he has it locked up.
David Duke should give the convention keynote.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Let's see, The Trumper has the white supremacist vote locked up along with the goon vote, and the poorly educated vote. He also has the anti-Latino and Hispanic vote, the anti-Muslim vote, the anti-Women vote, the anti-Disabled Persons vote, the anti-POW vote, the anti-African-American vote. He's even managed to disgust a certain segment of the Evangelical vote. (have I left anyone out?)

He's a perfect representative of what's left of the TeaPublican Party: The "I Hate Anyone Who Isn't Like Me Party. (So they're cutting off their noses to spite their faces.)

Anonymous said...

In a recent interview with Trump on changing his tone now that he's the GOP nominee, Trump noted "People like the way I'm doin'."

Said the man who is less popular than head lice.

Call Me Hank said...

Donald Trump is the leader of the Republican Party, and the support of white nationalists like William Johnson existed in the GOP long before Trump was the nominee. There is no bravery on the Republican side, just a long held position of racism and bigotry that the GOP can no longer keep a secret. And the Holier Than Thou religionist wing of the party is talking itself into feeling comfortable with this unqualified bullying baboon.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Pm Carpenter:

Trump and popular ineloquence

Chait dispenses with all the usual suspicions and intellectual brooding about the "shocking" partisan triumph of Donald Trump — was it brought about by "cultural grievances" or "disorganized Republican elites" or shiny-object political journalism? — and arrives at this eminently sensible thesis: "Here’s the factor I think everybody missed: The Republican Party turns out to be filled with idiots. Far more of them than anybody expected."

Whether the Republican party is "filled" with a majority of idiots or merely a plurality of idiots is a matter of some statistical debate; but no matter, really, for as a practical matter, the Republican Party is now the idiotic party of Trump. Stupid is as stupid does, as F. Gump says, and what Booby Jindal once called the "stupid party" just nominated an orange ape. So, so much for the question of whether 39 percent or 69 percent of GOPers are going down on The Donald. He and little hands are all theirs.

Rational Nation USA said...

There was a fart in the wind
and it blew an ill smell,
a precursor of what is to come
should The Drumpf Man not succumb

Those on the right with big inhales of might
drew in that odious smell with huge delight,
with a big grin and a vulgarian’s middle finger
The Drumpf Man proclaimed, I’ll be the new leader!

With eyes half closed and minds all a shuttered
the right in obedient lockstep did not even shudder,
with willingness in abundance and hope eternal
the folks on the right did not dare stutter

Armed with bluster and full of muster
The Drumpf Man has created quite a cluster,
but alas when all is said and done in the chill of November
the people will hand The Drumpf Man his ass on a platter

Les Carpenter

Shaw Kenawe said...

Better than anything the Daddy blog's resident poet ever wrote.

Rational Nation USA said...

Thanks. He doesn't think so. He said he not to quit my day job.

Anonymous said...

College degree; or not, will not determine this election. Be careful of insulting people without college degrees, they will decide the winner in November.

Kevin Robbins said...

Very nice, RN. I'm sure it's what Walt Whitman would write if he was still with us.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Anonymous, no one here insulted people without college degrees. We just noted that, according to exit polls, people with less than a high school diploma are Donald Trump's biggest supporters.

You are the one who implied that's an insult, not I.

So far, we know that his biggest supporters are white men over 65 with less than a high school education, and we also know that head lice are more popular than he is.

Have a nice day.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Pm Carpenter:

The beauty of the Trump plague is its undiscriminating virulence.

Both factions referenced above could be equally damaged, notwithstanding Paul Ryan's support or non-support of the nominee. E.J. Dionne recently spoke with David Axelrod, who noted that Trump — contra all the babble about his "millions of new voters" — might well "suppress Republican turnout." But more than that, it could be that "many Trump supporters who do vote might skip the rest of the ballot, since 'they are not terribly interested in affirming' incumbent officeholders." (Of course even more than that: "in states with large Latino populations … Trump could mobilize an unusually large turnout among his Democratic-leaning foes.")

And there's not a damn thing anyone in the House GOP conference, pro or con, can do about it. Not now.

A Proud American said...

So the Goopers are going to support Birther Von Clownstick? Can't wait to see who he'll choose for his VP pick. There's always Carly. Look at how she helped Cruz. Or Palin, how about Palin? Or Sleepy McPyramids.

The GOP has a million of 'em waiting to service the Orange Peril.

Ducky's here said...

The New Yorker looks at Drumpf

Drumpf the fascist.

'... the precise elements of Poujadisme, Peronism and Huck Finn’s Pap that compound in Trump’s “ideology.”"
Quit a good take down and reminder of how damaging he would be.

Shaw Kenawe said...

"Donald Trump, fool, oaf, and sociopathic liar, becomes the nominee of a major American political party."

"...sociopathic liar..." But the cement heads promoting this malfunctioning distress signal become flesh completely ignore the fact that Hillary Clinton is more honest than the Orange Baboon. You can't get through to people who are intent on supporting a sociopathic liar and know-nothing. We've known for a long time that the TGOP and its supporters lost their minds when Mr. Obama took the Oath of Office. It was beyond their ability to come to terms with the fact that a black man, a member of a minority they have no respect for, would be THEIR leader. It was too much for their racist hearts to bear.

They bellowed like stuck swine that Senator Obama had no experience to lead this country, and yet they are willing to vote for a man who not only has no experience, but is a functioning idiot on foreign and domestic policy. The hypocrisy is stunning. They don't support Trump because he's an anti-politician who knows nothing about politics, they support Trump because he's a bloated, self-pitying narcissist who knows how to play up to his supporters insecurities and fears. He's not "one of them," he's a billionaire who's enjoyed white privilege all his life. And treats women like objects to be used up and thrown away at his pleasure. Except, of course, his daughter, whom, he bragged, he'd LOVE to date!

A Proud American said...

BREAKING NEWS! Speaker Ryan Prostitutes Himself and Gives Trump a Tongue Bath -- All For Party "Unity."

It's Official!


"It's critical that Republicans unite around our shared principles [which we don't share], advance a conservative agenda [in which the meaning of 'conservative' is anyone's guess], and do all we can to win this fall [which we haven't a hope in hell of doing]. With that [lack of] focus, we had a great conversation this morning ['great' being one of The Donald's 'best words']. While we were honest [i.e., spitting at each other] about our few differences [which are vast], we recognize that there are also many important areas of common ground [somewhere, surely, right?]. We will be having additional discussions [cat fights], but remain confident there's a great [!] opportunity to unify our [erstwhile] party and win this fall [see aforementioned hope/hell], and we are totally committed [or should be, in the psychiatric sense of the word] to working together to achieve that goal. We are extremely proud of the fact that many millions of new voters [morons] have entered the primary system [which was fucked up beyond our most unthinkable nightmares], far more than ever before in the Republican Party's history [which appears to be at an end]. This was our first meeting, but it was a very positive step toward unification [unilateral Ryan addendum: 'Though I still won't endorse Trump's godawful ass']."

skudrunner said...

"But the cement heads promoting this malfunctioning distress signal become flesh completely ignore the fact that Hillary Clinton is more honest than the Orange Baboon"

Isn't that like saying to a death row inmate do you want to be shot or hung. The end result is the same. Trump lies and -H- lies but trump never did it as a government employee.

You seem to take a pass on this was because of a video, it is a right wing conspiracy, I didn't know the files were in a box in the dining room and I never received or sent classified information from my private email account on my private server. All those incidents as a public servant or the wife of a public servant.

Granted you dislike trump and anything conservative but to say -H- has a shred of honesty is beyond belief.

Shaw Kenawe said...

It's beyond belief to people like you, but it is a fact. You and the folks who support Trump are immune to facts. Hillary Clinton is probably as honest or dishonest as any politician, including Saint Reagan of the "I didn't know we were selling arms to the Contras, but since the evidence is there it must be true." Reagan's dishonesty or cluelessness, or whatever euphemism you want to use, didn't spoil the Righr's blind loyalty to him.

The Right's Benghazi! Obsession produced a big fat zero, and the Right's next dream of seeing Hillary wearing an orange suit will be thwarted as well. Everything the hate-besotted Right hoped would destroy Mr. Obama, and now Hillary Clinton, has come and will come to naught. I'm not in love with Hillary, but I do love how she drives the TeaPublicans absolutely mind-rotting bonkers!

skudrunner said...

Wouldn't you say this is about -H- and trump not about reagan. I agree she will not serve time and she is not clueless. She is fully aware of everything she does and for the most part the media lets he slide. Obama and the media has her back so the FBI probe will not be advanced.

I am not for trump but for the bern. Free everything sounds good because according to the leader if you are successful you were lucky. I want to get lucky and get some free stuff, let the middle class pay for it the obama way.

Shaw Kenawe said...

skud: "Wouldn't you say this is about -H- and trump not about reagan."

I would say this post is about Trump, not Hillary. You're the one who behaved like a troll and changed the subject from Trump to Hillary.

The fact that you actually believe the POTUS will deliberately commit a crime to have "Hillary's back" and to destroy his presidency shows how far down the hate-hole you have sunk.

If the FBI finds no crime, it's because none was committed. Hillary has never been convicted of any crime, despite what the howler monkeys on the right claim.

The rest of your trolly comment is the same old, tired b.s. Please go to the Smut Hut and post that crap there. The blog owner welcomes racism, sexism, pornography, "false facts," and dozens of fake posters who steal people's I.D.s and comments. IOW, confine your bitching to the "Bitch Ditch." You'll be a hero there.