Whether it is due to the scandals, her health issues, age, race, or an undefinable “coolness” factor, polls suggest Hillary Clinton can’t seem to lock down traditional components of the Democrat base. Sagging polls combined with other political weaknesses explains Hillary’s latest campaign strategy.
New polls this week suggest America’s most diverse, progressive generation just does not like Mrs. Clinton. According to Quinnipiac, Hillary’s favorability rating with the 18-to-34 group is an anemic 36 per cent. “Among voters 18 to 29 years old, Clinton’s approval is an anemic 33 percent, according to the latest Gallup poll.” By contrast, Bernie Sanders’ primary campaign “crushed Clinton among millennials.” Yet even with Sanders out of race, Clinton has been generally unsuccessful at wooing the Millennials.
While she leads 55 per cent to Trump’s 34 per cent with 18-to-34-year-olds, Clinton’s support drops to 31 percent when Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein are part of the polling equation. “Democratic-leaning millennials backing Stein or Johnson said they were unsettled by Clinton’s ties to the political and economic establishment, unmoved by her efforts to raise fears about a Trump presidency, and unattracted to her personality.”
The Washington Post reports Latino millennials are “more resistant to backing Clinton” than are older Latinos. The younger Latinos’ resistance to conform with traditional Democrat voting demographics has caused “deep concern” throughout the Democrat party.
Desperate to shore up flagging support among Hispanics, Hillary’s campaign will bus Puerto Rican supporters from New York to canvass targeted towns and neighborhoods in Pennsylvania that are full of Puerto Rican transplants. The campaign is even considering “flying Puerto Ricans directly from the island to walk door to door in Florida.”
A regional weekend tracking poll of black voters suggests a wild swing away from Clinton and towards Trump. Clinton’s support among black voters plummeted almost 20 points while Trump gained 16 points.
Donald Trump is gaining support among African-American voters — whose enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton is eroding, a tracking poll released Saturday revealed.” Trump saw a 16.5 percentage-point increase in backing from African-American voters in a Los Angeles Times/University of Southern California tracking poll, up from 3.1 percent on Sept. 10 to 19.6 percent through Friday. Meanwhile, the same poll showed Clinton’s support among that group plummeting from 90.4 percent on Sept. 10 to 71.4 percent.
The New York Post observed that when Michelle Obama hit the campaign trail for Hillary Clinton Friday she encountered “voters more eager to keep the Obamas in the White House than elect Clinton.”
Political Poll Dancing — Hillary Spins and Twerks the Truth
Consider the Clinton campaign certainly has much more nuanced internal polling than those available to the public. In the wake of such troubling poll information coupled with Hillary’s latest health crisis, the Clinton campaign needed some heavy-duty political CPR.
First, Hillary called one half of Trump’s supporters “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, [and] Islamaphobic” in her now infamous “basket of deplorables” political gaffe. Next, just as soon as her 9/11 “pnuemonia/flu” allowed her to return to the campaign trail on Friday morning, Hillary played the Race Card in what should properly be seen as a blatant attempt to resuscitate her flagging poll numbers.
In a speech before a black women’s group, Hillary Clinton resuscitated the 2008 birther issue saying Trump owed Obama an apology. “We know who Donald is,” she said at the campaign stop in Washington, DC. “For five years, he has led the birther movement to delegitimize our first black president. His campaign was founded on this outrageous lie.”
Ironically, Hillary is twerking the truth to distance herself from her racist gaffes in the past. Recall that Hillary’s campaign operatives introduced the the “birther” issue during the 2008 presidential primary:
Two supporters of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign reportedly shared the claim that then-rival Barack Obama was not born in the United States and thus was not eligible to be president.
One was a volunteer in Iowa, who was fired, Clinton’s former campaign manager said Friday. The other was Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal, according to a former McClatchy Washington Bureau chief.
And let’s not forget Hillary’s infamous racist moment in 1996 calling young blacks and Hispanics “super predators”:
In 1996, Hillary made comments about certain kids that were super-predators without conscience or empathy that need to be brought “to heel.” You can watch the video. The problem is that although Columbine occurred, the term was never used in reference to white criminals. It was only used to refer to black urban kids and to justify “three strikes.”
As Hillary loses Black, Hispanic and Millennial support in the wake of her latest medical collapse, a political panic is descending upon Democrat party. The former Democratic National Committee chairman during President Bill Clinton’s presidency, Don Fowler, says President Barack Obama and the party’s congressional leaders “should immediately come up with a process to identify a potential successor candidate for Hillary Clinton for the off-chance a health emergency forces her out of the race.”
Whether it’s her underlying medical condition, her ongoing email scandal, her negatives, her own internal polls or a combination of factors, you know it is very serious when the DNC begins to talk about replacing Hillary Clinton on the presidential ticket. So expect more divisive, racist Democrat rhetoric as Hillary Clinton politically twerks the truth, spinning and poll dancing her way to Election night, coughing and fainting along the way.
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