Monday, August 15, 2016

You Can’t Help a Candidate Who Won’t Help Himself

Trump’s in a Bad Spot, With Few Signs of Hope on the Horizon
Another week of mostly brutal polls for Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton has led the past fourteen national polls; with Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein in the mix, Trump is struggling to hit 40 percent in most polls. Clinton has a small but consistent lead in Ohio. There’s a little more variety in the most recent polls in Florida, but the average is about the same, a small lead for Clinton. She’s got a larger and steady lead in Pennsylvania, and about the same size lead in Wisconsin.
In the Senate races, the news is a little better for Republicans. In Florida, Marco Rubio continues to enjoy a consistent lead over either Democratic challenger. In Ohio, Rob Portman’s consistent lead over former governor Ted Strickland is one of the cycle’s most pleasant surprises for the GOP. Maybe it helps when your opponent is a classless ninny:
Portman seems to be immune from Trump’s troubles in his state, but sadly for the GOP, in Pennsylvania Pat Toomey doesn’t seem to be able to keep his head above water. He’s narrowly trailed the last four polls. ...
Read the full story from Jim Geraghty HERE.

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