Two months have passed since I last commented on the current 2016 Presidential Election, and in those two months, oh how the mighty have fallen.
The political season continues to surge forward towards the abyss. The Republican Tea Party (GOTP) clown bus has lost most of its passengers but is still being controlled by its fascist driver, Donald Trump, careening from side to side along the road, crashing into guard rails, passengers screaming, threatening to send the GOTP off of the proverbial cliff ad taking the rest of us with it.
Continuing his standard operating procedure, making one crazy statement after another Trump continues to lead in the polls, winning one primary after another – New Hampshire, South Carolina, Nevada – appealing to the worse parts of human nature – you know, the Nazi parts, the white supremacist parts – and firmly now entrenched as the Party’s leader. His leading is still not an endorsement of conservatism in America; it is an indictment.
So, where are things as we move towards Super Tuesday?
Nationally, the man who relishes living in political chaos continues holding on to the top spot in the polls in spite of everything he does.
A Rasmussen Reports Poll, conducted February 11-22, 2016 of “Likely Republican Voters” has the Republican race lining up thus:
Donald Trump 36%
Marco Rubio 21%
Ted Cruz (the Canadian who would be President) 17%
John Kasich 12%
Ben Carson 8%
So, 58% of the Republican Party is supporting anyone but Trump, while the crazy one-third of the Party is destroying it, one primary at a time. Of course, six percent of the GOTP does not appear to like any of these candidates.
In an FOX News Poll, conducted by telephone of “registered voters” from 15-17 February 2016:
Bush 9% (sadly Jeb has taken his toys home after the SC Primary)
Again, 60% of the Party opposes Trump, and yet he is dominating the Primaries because the other stiffs will not admit defeat and move out of the way.
On the Democratic side, the FOX News Poll has:
Bernie Sanders 47%
Hillary Clinton 44%
An NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll from 14-16 February 2016 has:
Sanders at 42%
According to the FOX News, if the General Election was today:
Rubio 48/Clinton 44
Cruz 46/Clinton 45
Clinton 47/Trump 42
Sanders 53/Trump 38
According to a USA Today/Suffolk Poll, taken 11-15 February 2016:
Trump 45/Clinton 43
Cruz 45/Clinton 44
Rubio 48/Clinton 42
Rubio 46/Sanders 42
Trump 44/Sanders 43
Sanders 44/Cruz 42
According to recent polling data available, if the election were today, odds are anyone running might be the 45th President of the United States, and the others would still be footnotes in history books.
If you are a Republican, fear for your Party; the lunatics – aka the Tea Party – are now clearly in charge of the asylum.