Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump 48%-33% in the new McClatchy-Marist poll, but what is shocking is that Trump is losing the support of men.
According to McClatchy, Clinton kept her lead with other groups of voters, but significantly cut into Trump’s lead with white voters and men:
Men had been the bedrock of Trump support. Last month, he was up by 14 percentage points among men; he’s now down 8. Clinton remains strong with women, as she’s up 20.
Trump collapsed almost everywhere that he’d built decent support. Even among white voters, which favored Republican White House candidates in recent elections, Trump was lagging, ahead of Clinton, but only just barely, 41-39.
Clinton wins moderates, 50-27 percent. She is far ahead with black voters, 93-2 percent, and with Latinos, 55-26 percent.
Hillary Clinton remains strong with the constituency that powered President Obama to two victories, but now she is adding men and white voters to her column. The reasons why these voters are abandoning Trump include a Democratic convention that sent a strong pro-America message that resonated more with white and male voters than Trump’s doom and gloom, and Democrats have been helped by Clinton’s selection of Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate. Kaine is a family man of faith from a Southern state whose white middle-class dad vibe no doubt plays well with white and male voters.
The Clinton/Kaine ticket embraces vets, while Trump insults their families. Clinton talks about creating jobs with optimism. Trump rails about how much America has become a collection of losers who suck. The candidates are offering messages that are the complete opposite of their opponent.
If Trump loses with men and wins white voters by a small margin, Democrats will win in a landslide.
The numbers will tighten before Election Day, but Democrats are heading in the right direction after the political conventions.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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