The gender gap is still there but it is now the same as Hillary's gender problem with men. His support among women is the same as Romney's was --39 percent -- while Hillary is at 38 percent among men (Obama was at 40 percent).
Trump's supposed problem with Republicans isn't showing up in the polls, either. While many prominent GOPers have refused to support his candidacy — Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced that he wrote in Sen. John McCain's name when he voted early — Trump gets 87% support among likely Republican voters, compared with Romney's 88%. Four percent of Republicans say they plan to vote for Clinton, which is identical to the share of Republicans who said they supported Obama in 2012.
What's more, Trump is doing slightly better with independents than Romney — 48% support Trump vs. 46% who backed Romney.
Trump is also doing far better among working class voters — 50% of whom back Trump vs 35% who supported Romney.Given the hundreds of millions Hilary is sitting on, the amorality of Camp Clinton, and the sudden change in character of the Never Trumpers and Kasich, what are the odds that at least one of them was not bought off?
But that is not my point.
Trump may be a clown, but he is more like one of those Bozo punching bags that bounces back and hits you harder.
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