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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Democrats must keep momentum pay little attention to improving political polls

This period of time in an election cycle is entirely too early from voting day to start putting credibility in political polls. 

Obviously, it's encouraging to read about how "stupid Donald Trump" is finally tanking in the popularity polls, due to his erratically dangerous behaviors. He has no positions on any issues of substance, but continues to spew rhetoric and then forgets what he means and seldom seems to mean what he says.  (Except, of course, for the ridiculous wall wall with Mexico. "It ain't going to happen, folks!")

Nevertheless, anything can turn the electorate into an angry mob. Just witness what happened with the regrettable "Brexit" vote in Great Britain. It wasn't even 24 hours after the referendum on the European Union question was called (surprisingly) in favor of the exit, when the voters began regretting their decision. Many have even, apparently, claimed that they voted to exit from the European Union (EU), just because they felt Brexit would never pass; so, they were just casting their vote based on emotion rather than on a consideration of the reality of their collective actions.  "Voters Regret Brexit" isn't going to fix the referendum question's consequences.

Nevertheless, emotions notwithstanding, American voters finally seem to be willing to, finally, say that "enough Trump is enough". Even the media is tired of his pompously erratic political behaviors. In fact, The Washington Post poll (obviously this newspaper has contributed to this political sea turn) says "Trump's Numbers Plummet". Indeed, Clinton has been propelled to the lead, 51 percent to 39 percent, in the new national survey released Sunday.
The poll found "sweeping unease" with Trump's policies. It singled out his "incendiary rhetoric and values to his handling of both foreign affairs and his own business — foreshadowing that the November election could be a referendum on Trump more than anything else."
Nearly 70 percent of Americans say they think Trump is unqualified to lead the nation. They are anxious about the idea of him as president and believe his comments about women, minorities and Muslims show an unfair bias. They also see his attacks on a federal judge because of his Mexican American heritage as racist, the Post reported.

A slimmer majority also disapprove of the way Clinton has handled questions about her use of a personal email server while she was secretary of state. Roughly 50 percent of Americans are anxious about "the prospect of a Clinton presidency, underscoring the historic unpopularity of the two major-party candidates."

Obviously, Secretary Clinton must hold steady to her campaign strategy, to convince voters to go to the polls and vote for her to be the first woman president and leader of the free world.  This is no time to take any kind of victory laps or to enjoy the primordial scream, behind the bathroom door. 

Instead, this is the time to prove to voters why they are right to turn their backs on the dangerously incoherent Donald Trump, the "thin skinned bully", as identified by Senator Elizabeth Warren.
Scotland's Loch Ness Monster is a good way for Donald Trump to sell his Scottish Real Estate ventures. For marketing, this seems to makes more sense than his erratic campaign as the presumptive nominee for the Republican party in the general election.
To Donald Trump, maybe he'd be better off staying in Scotland trying to sell his golf course and luxury real estate suites.  

Eventually, when Trump finally gets back to the campaign for President, he may find himself to be the political equivalent of the long lost Loch Ness Monster of Scotland. In which case, Americans could even deport him as an illegal alien and send him back to his dearly departed mother's immigrant origins.
Meanwhile, Democrats must not put credibility in early political polls. Instead, we must keep our eyes on voter registration drives and remember to keep the momentum going against Donald Trump, who is a dangerously incoherent presidential candidate who cannot be elected.

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