National polls are confirming a trend that began after the Democratic convention. White men are quickly abandoning Trump’s campaign as the 2016 election is completely falling apart on Republicans.
The New York Times reported, “Two national polls conducted this month have Mrs. Clinton catching up to Mr. Trump among men over all. An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows Mrs. Clinton with 43 percent support among men to his 42 percent. A Bloomberg Politics survey put Mr. Trump with a low-single-digit lead among men, according to the pollster who conducted the survey, Ann Selzer.”
The trend goes deeper than two recent national polls. On August 8, a McClatchy poll found that Trump had gone from 14 points ahead with men to losing to Hillary Clinton by eight points in a month. A recent poll of Florida revealed that Trump is performing ten points worse than Romney did with white voters in the Sunshine State in 2012.
If Trump underperforms Romney’s totals with white voters, the 2016 election will be a bloodbath for the Republican Party. White male conservative voters are the backbone of the GOP. Even with the support of white men, the Republican Party has lost the last two presidential elections. Donald Trump needs more support from white men than previous GOP nominees because he is getting near record low levels of support from women, millennials, Hispanics, and African-Americans.
With each Republican held House and Senate seat that slips into peril, it is becoming obvious that it was foolish for the Republican Party to convince themselves that they could survive if Donald Trump were at the top of the ballot. The election hasn’t completely slipped away from Republicans, but the GOP likely has a matter of weeks, not months before they get to the point of no return.
If white men continue to dump Trump, Republicans will spend the rest of the campaign trying to pull as many seats as they can out of the flaming rubble of Trump’s 2016 disaster.