THE GOAT RODEO 2016: CLINTON 51 TRUMP 45 IN LATEST CNN/ORC POLL
The race for the White House in 2016 officially started for me today. This morning I got the CNN/ORC poll in my inbox and it read that among registered voters Hillary Clinton would beat Donald Trump 51% to 45%. Now many in the media, most notably Ashleigh Banfield on CNN just a few minutes ago were claiming that that gap of six percent was “irrelevant” and “non existent”. Well Ashleigh, as much as I like you as a journalist that’s bullshit and here’s why.
If the election were held today and the elctoral college were to shake out 51 to 45 Hillary Clinton would get 274 electoral votes and Donald Trump would have 264. That would give Clinton the White House. I would be perfectly happy actually giddy with that because this would mean it would be a long election night and make for better media coverage.
But that isn’t going to happen. The email thing isn’t going to bring Hillary down. Donald Trump can only blow up the GOP establishment and ruin their convention by claiming he will run as a third party candidate when he is forced out. Worse, he becomes the nominee and has to debate Hillary Clinton several times. That is must see TV. This is an early poll folks and there’s a long way to November 2016; stay tuned and vote early and often.