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Fri Jun 17, 2016, 08:07 AM


These Vulnerable Republican Senators Have All Endorsed Trump, And Voters Aren’t Happy

New polling released by Public Policy Polling provides perhaps the strongest evidence yet that embattled Republican senators’ reelection chances are being hurt by Donald Trump’s presence at the top of the ticket.

In five races where Republicans face tough reelection contests — Arizona (John McCain), New Hampshire (Kelly Ayotte), Wisconsin (Ron Johnson), Ohio (Rob Portman), and Pennsylvania (Pat Toomey) — the survey indicates incumbents have been hurt by their endorsement of Trump. In fact, in each state with the exception of Pennsylvania, more than twice as many voters said their senator’s support for Trump made them less likely to vote for their reelection as opposed to more likely. (In Pennsylvania, 40 percent of respondents said Toomey’s support for Trump made them less likely to vote for him, compared to 22 percent who said the opposite.)

Trump’s racist attacks on federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel didn’t help matters any. In all five states with the exception of Arizona, a plurality of voters responded affirmatively when asked if their senator should follow the lead of embattled Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL), and un-endorse Trump in light of his comments about Curiel’s Mexican heritage. (In Arizona, 41 percent said McCain should unendorse Trump, compared to 42 who think he shouldn’t).

Polling was conducted on June 8-9. On June 7, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) called Trump’s comments about Curiel “sort of like the textbook definition of a racist comment.” Later in the day, Kirk became the first Republican member of Congress to rescind his endorsement of Trump, saying his Curiel comments “in context with past attacks on Hispanics, women and the disabled like me, make it certain that I cannot and will not support my party’s nominee for President regardless of the political impact on my candidacy or the Republican Party.”



Democrats are going to take back the Senate and make significant gains in the House.

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Fri Jun 17, 2016, 08:56 AM

1. There are two possibilities for Trump.

1. He is a Trojan Horse specifically placed to sabotage and destroy the Republican Party for all time.

2. The most likely explanation he is really that seriously narcissistic to believe what he is saying.

When asked for an opinion about Donald Trump the two points are my response.

On a personal encounter level based on my direct experience there are 100% solid racist among Trump supporters. When speaking with them I have always heard at least one deeply offensive slur either racial and homophobic. There is also solidly a comment about firearms. When encountered you have to remind yourself that Trump supporters are still humans with basic human rights.

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