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Washington DC and The Holy Land>Electoral Map Is a Reality Check to Trump’s Bid
Lex Luthor 05:16 PM 04-02-2016
Trump trails Hillary in virtually every state. If he is the Republican nominee, it will be an electoral college defeat of historic proportions.

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Donald J. Trump’s presidential candidacy has stunned the Republican Party. But if he survives a late revolt by his rivals and other leaders to become the party’s standard-bearer in the general election, the electoral map now coming into view is positively forbidding.

In recent head-to-head polls with one Democrat whom Mr. Trump may face in the fall, Hillary Clinton, he trails in every key state, including Florida and Ohio, despite her soaring unpopularity ratings with swing voters.

In Democratic-leaning states across the Rust Belt, which Mr. Trump has vowed to return to the Republican column for the first time in nearly 30 years, his deficit is even worse: Mrs. Clinton leads him by double digits in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Mr. Trump is so negatively viewed, polls suggest, that he could turn otherwise safe Republican states, usually political afterthoughts because of their strong conservative tilt, into tight contests. In Utah, his deep unpopularity with Mormon voters suggests that a state that has gone Republican every election for a half-century could wind up in play. Republicans there pointed to a much-discussed Deseret News poll last month, showing Mrs. Clinton with a narrow lead over Mr. Trump, to argue that the state would be difficult for him.

Horse-race polls this early are poor predictors of election results, and candidates have turned around public opinion before. And the country’s politics have become so sharply polarized that no major-party contender is likely to come near the 49-state defeats suffered by Democrats in 1972 and 1984.

But without an extraordinary reversal — or the total collapse of whoever becomes his general-election opponent — Mr. Trump could be hard-pressed to win more than 200 electoral votes.

Mr. Trump has become unacceptable, perhaps irreversibly so, to broad swaths of Americans, including large majorities of women, nonwhites, Hispanics, voters under 30 and those with college degrees — the voters who powered President Obama’s two victories and represent the country’s demographic future. All view him unfavorably by a 2-to-1 margin, according to a recent New York Times/CBS News poll.

In some states, Mr. Trump has surprised establishment-aligned Republicans with his breadth of support beyond the less-educated men who form his base. Even so, his support in the nominating process, in which some 30 million people may ultimately vote, would be swamped in a general election, when turnout is likely to be four times that.

“We’re talking about somebody who has the passionate devotion of a minority and alternately scares, appalls, angers — or all of the above — a majority of the country,” said Henry Olsen, a conservative analyst. “This isn’t anything but a historic election defeat just waiting to happen.”

(It's a fairly long article, so I put the rest in spoiler tags.)

Spoiler!
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politi...cid=spartanntp
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eDave 05:18 PM 04-02-2016
"Just wait till he debates her"

- (T) closeted fag.
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Eureka 05:25 PM 04-02-2016
As everyone on CP knows Trump is done. There's a thread in DC that proves it.
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Hog's Gone Fishin 05:37 PM 04-02-2016
:-)
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eDave 05:42 PM 04-02-2016
Originally Posted by Eureka:
As everyone on CP knows Trump is done. There's a thread in DC that proves it.
"it’s a terrible time right now” to invest in the stock market.

- Trump. Today.
- Buffoon. Today.
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BucEyedPea 05:44 PM 04-02-2016
Originally Posted by eDave:
"Just wait till he debates her"

- (T) closeted pillowbiter.
Her Libyan fiasco undermines her foreign policy credentials.
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BucEyedPea 05:45 PM 04-02-2016
I'm gonna pull Lex Luthor-cosmos on that article. MSN? Geesh!
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eDave 05:46 PM 04-02-2016
Originally Posted by BucEyedPea:
Her Libyan fiasco undermines her foreign policy credentials.

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Prison Bitch 05:56 PM 04-02-2016
I'm not seeing how this applies only to him, and not other GOP candidates. Isn't that the real question?
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Lex Luthor 06:11 PM 04-02-2016
Originally Posted by BucEyedPea:
I'm gonna pull Lex Luthor-cosmos on that article. MSN? Geesh!
Are you seriously comparing the credibility of MSN any other media source to World Net Daily?
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RNR 06:42 PM 04-02-2016
Originally Posted by Prison Bitch:
I'm not seeing how this applies only to him, and not other GOP candidates. Isn't that the real question?
But...but...
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Lex Luthor 06:44 PM 04-02-2016
Originally Posted by Prison Bitch:
I'm not seeing how this applies only to him, and not other GOP candidates. Isn't that the real question?
Kasich beats Hillary in most of the polls I've seen.
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GloucesterChief 06:46 PM 04-02-2016
Originally Posted by eDave:
So Hillary was not in favor of the destabilization of Libya?

Not sure what your chart does to disprove what a cluster that Libya and Yemen turned in too....
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Prison Bitch 07:12 PM 04-02-2016
Originally Posted by Lex Luthor:
Kasich beats Hillary in most of the polls I've seen.
I haven't seen anything about how he performs in these swing states, which is something the article should've mentioned
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Aries Walker 07:47 PM 04-02-2016

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