This is something for all voters who have not made up their mind yet on who to vote for president. The left-leaning media does not even want to hint this is possible, but the fact is, previous presidential elections make it feasible. The Reagan landslide of 1980 over incumbent President Jimmy Carter and the 1948 victory of President Harry Truman, who defied virtually every national poll to win over Tom Dewey, the heavy favorite come to mind in the last 65-years.
Here’s the scenario beyond what the polls can accurately predict. Now let’s say a pollster calls you, and you are a Trump supporter. But you are also, say, deeply religious, or a very nice person who doesn’t want to be thought of as not nice, or, perhaps, a woman who doesn’t want to feel like she is betraying her gender.
You know that to speak up in many parts of the country means predictable liberal outrage and the left’s answer to silencing you; bigot, racist, extreme, intolerant, on and on. You have someone you don’t know on the other end of the line, who for all you know is recording the conversation, wants to know if you will vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.
The media is has been bashing Trump to a pulp about womanizing, sexism, possible sexual harassment, etc. There is basically no equivalent for their “fair” reporting of Hillary and you are afraid to speak up.
How strong is the incentive to lie and say what you assume the pollster wants to hear? That is, to say what you think they want to hear, when in fact, you will vote for Donald Trump. Any Republican or conservative will tell you it’s tough to be different with the hysterical media and Hillary followers. You are uncaring, nasty, and possibly very stupid. These assumed attributes are doubled if you are a Republican and you support Donald Trump.
It makes it even harder to admit you will back the Republican Trump if you are an independent or a Democrat who just can’t stomach Hillary Clinton and think the country needs to change. You dodge such confrontations and merely stay silent.
It’s impossible to determine how many millions upon millions of likely voters will choose to make their decision in private, whether it be absentee ballot or at the polling booth. What will the “Trump bump” over the polls be on Election Day?
It would seem in this nasty election year, the polls would have to have a few extra points built in for Hillary Clinton based on the Trump shame factor. You want to be liked and you answer accordingly. You would never think to have a Trump placard on your front lawn, even though Hillary signs outnumber Trump signs 10-1.
Ask yourself this; How many men are going to hesitate before telling a female pollster they will vote for Trump? Maybe a Hispanic voice on the other end will silence your true opinion? Let’s be real.
One stark truth is the Clinton campaign will have a much more orchestrated effort to get out the “base.” But there is every indication the Trump voters will vote even if it’s 20 below and sleeting on Election Day. Few are excited to go to the polls and vote for Hillary, nothing like it was for Obama.
Earlier this week, “I think he probably will win this,” in an interview with Maria Bartiromo. Comparing the vote to Brexit, Gingrich said, “When they get down to it, people go, ‘No, I’m not going to vote for the establishment thug who’s corrupt.'”
My fellow Americans, that establishment thug would be Hillary Rodham Clinton.