Poll: Hillary Way Up Over Trump, Harming Down Ballot Races

As Patterico writes “This is an unmitigated disaster, and Never Trumpers have nothing to do with it. This is on Donald Trump and the people who selected him.”

(NBC News) As Donald Trump’s campaign reels over tapes of the presidential candidate’s sexually aggressive comments about women in 2005, the Republican nominee now trails Hillary Clinton by double digits among likely voters, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

The poll, conducted on Saturday and Sunday but before the second presidential debate, shows Clinton with 46 percent support among likely voters in a four-way matchup, compared to 35 percent for Trump.

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Forty-nine percent of voters say they’d like to see Democrats in power on Capitol Hill, compared to 42 percent who chose the GOP.

That’s up from a three-point advantage for Democrats (48 percent to 45 percent) last month, and it’s the largest advantage for Democrats since the October 2013 government shutdown.

On the “maybe it’s not so bad side”, this was a poll of 500 registered voters, rather than likely voters, held the 8-9, so, a small sample of people who might not even vote.

This was always the worry, that nominating Trump would harm the down ballot efforts. We can talk about those leftist media bastards, but, we always knew what they would do, as it is always what they do. Trump and his supporters seem to want to run against the media, rather than Hillary. I have Trumpites in my Twitter timeline yammering on about “standing up to the crooked media” and they are most definitely on the ballot.

Trump is not helping, and, if something happens which allows him to win in a squeaker, he will need a GOP Congress to get anything done. One of the biggest dangers is that GOP voters don’t bother going to the polling places at all, saying “to hell with it.”

Can he climb back? Possibly. He needs a miracle. Because he sure doesn’t have a ground game. Limited campaign headquarters, limited get out the vote programs, limited phone banks, very few radio and TV commercials. I have no idea what he is actually doing with the money her raises.

(Huff Post) But even before the video was leaked, Trump’s poll numbers showed him significantly behind where Republican nominee Mitt Romney stood at this point four years ago.

In mid-October 2012, Romney lagged President Barack Obama by just about half a percentage point in HuffPost Pollster’s model of the race. By contrast, Trump’scurrent polling average, which still largely reflects polls taken before the latest revelations, puts him more than 6 points behind Hillary Clinton in a head-to-head race. That’s a gap more than 10 times larger than Romney’s.

If the GOP loses what should have been an easy election against Hillary, as well as the either or both parts of Congress, you can lay it at the feet of those who chose Trump, especially people like Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, and Laura Ingraham.

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