Despite Donald Trump winning more votes than any Republican primary candidate in history (even beating George W. Bush’s record) the powers that be in the GOP establishment are still trying to figure out a way to prevent a Trump presidency.Trump himself may do it for them, considering his high unfavorable ratings – but in that regard, he’s on par with Hillary Clinton.
Still, isn’t it interesting how everyone supposedly can’t stand Trump, yet he’s broken the record for votes? Hmm.
Well, here’s another head-scratcher, brought to you by the folks who admit on their website “It is no secret that our firm has been involved in the research and conversations regarding the possibility of an independent candidacy for President of the United States.”
As The Hill reports, The majority of voters want to see an independent run against Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the general election, according to a new poll.
Fifty-five percent of voters and 91 percent of voters under the age of 29 favor having an independent in the race, according to a new Data Targeting poll. Sixty-five percent said they are willing to support a candidate who isn’t Clinton or Trump.
Additionally Data Targeting says, As it stands today, the most likely scenario is that Hillary Clinton will win the general election. While Donald Trump has continued to improve in the popular vote, the electoral college map, because of his major problems among key demographics and battleground states, while possible, remains very difficult for him.
Building the case for an independent candidate (but just generic, no names were put forth) In a ballot test against Clinton and Trump, a truly independent candidate starts off with 21 percent of the vote. Among voters with an unfavorable opinion of both Trump and Clinton, the independent actually wins the ballot test with 56 percent of the vote. HOWEVER, that assumes both Democrat and Republican voters are voting for the same “independent” candidate.
Eh, polls, schmolls, right? Still don’t you think this is the sort of data that puts a twinkle in Mitt Romney’s eye? Yikes!
[This article was written by Michele Hickford]