A new McClatchy-Marist poll shows Hillary Clinton with a stunning 15-point lead over Donald Trump. Is that an outlier? Normally I’d say yes, but who knows? It’s tulip season, folks.
The poll’s demographic breakdowns are pretty devastating too:
Men had been the bedrock of Trump support. Last month, he was up by 14 percentage points among men; he’s now down 8. Clinton remains strong with women, as she’s up 20.
Trump collapsed almost everywhere that he’d built decent support. Even among white voters, which favored Republican White House candidates in recent elections, Trump was lagging, ahead of Clinton, but only just barely, 41-39.
…Clinton wins moderates, 50-27 percent. She is far ahead with black voters, 93-2 percent, and with Latinos, 55-26 percent.
…On issue after issue, Clinton ranked ahead of Trump. She’s up by 8 when asked who can best handle the war on terror. She’s ahead 21 on immigration, 14 on gun violence, 14 on trade and 4 on creating jobs, which had been one of Trump’s strengths.
I used to think that Barack Obama was one of the luckiest politicians alive. I still think that. But Hillary Clinton is giving him a run for his money.
I wonder if Trump has any idea how bad this is going to get for him. He’s basically a B-list celebrity laughingstock, and the only thing that’s made people take him seriously over the past year is his poll numbers. Once those tank, and there’s no longer any fear of going after him, he’s going to become the target of more mockery and derision than he can bear. Literally the entire world will be laughing at him. After November I wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up retreating permanently to his gilded apartment to become this era’s Howard Hughes.