Support for Donald Trump has plunged as he has alienated fellow Republicans and large majorities of voters overall in the course of a month of self-inflicted controversies, propelling Democrat Hillary Clinton to a double-digit lead nationally in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
According to the poll, Hillary is supported by 51% of American voters. And Trump? He doesn’t even get close: he’s stuck at 39%.
What makes this even worse is the following:
The survey finds sweeping unease with the presumptive Republican nominee’s candidacy — from his incendiary rhetoric and values to his handling of both terrorism and his own business — foreshadowing that the November election could be a referendum on Trump more than anything else.
Note: when elections are about issues Republicans generally win, while Democrats win when elections are about the people running. If current trends continue — and they will — Trump has no chance whatsoever of winning in November. What’s more, I even doubt it’ll be a somewhat close race. Hillary is going to win this thing with two fingers up her nose.
If Republicans want to win the presidential elections and prevent Trump from taking the rest of the party with him, they have to get rid of him at the convention next month. Doing nothing means they’ll surrender at least the White House and quite possibly the Senate and the House to Democrats. And that could very well destroy the American economy and America’s standing in the world.