Tuesday, May 24, 2016

November Is Trumping

This election cycle is like no other in my lifetime.  Honestly, when my state held its presidential primary I did not vote.  My reason?  I hadn’t settled on a candidate.  I vacillated between Ben Carson, Scott Walker and Carly Fiorina.  I knew I wanted no part of Jeb or the rest of the field.

Now, after a primary season that was nearly as brutal as the saga of Westeros and the battle for the Iron Throne, we are left with a doddering socialist, a bitter and corrupt hag and a real estate gasbag vying for the most significant office in the world.

Interesting times.

With just over five months left before the general election, the polls are tied: The RealClearPolitics.com average of recent polls in the presidential race shows Trump with 43.4 percent and Hillary with 43.2 percent.  All four of the polls sponsored or co-sponsored by television news networks show both candidates within statistically indistinguishable percentages: Fox News and ABC/Washington Post have Trump narrowly ahead, while NBC/Wall Street Journal and CBS/New York Times have Clinton narrowly ahead.

The Washington Times points out that more than 10 percent of registered voters are still reporting themselves as undecided. 

The pundit class and media lapdogs remain flummoxed as we are just weeks away from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland July 18-21 and the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia July 25-28.

The graph below from Real Clear Politics reveals the looming “death cross” for Clinton and the “golden cross” for Trump.

Back in July of 2015 Clinton led Trump in the polls 53.3 to 33.7.  Six months later in December, Clinton’s lead narrowed to 47.0 to 43.5 and now Trump holds a 0.2% lead.

Fasten your seat belts kiddies…

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