Sunday, October 09, 2016

Poll: Morally Bankrupt GOP Voters Stand by Trump

In the last post I commented on the ugliness of the GOP base.  Now, a new poll shows that the "rank and file" Republican voters want the party to stand by Donald Trump.  Racism, bigotry, misogyny and the abuse of women are all seemingly fine with these "values voters."  Oh, and let's not forget that leading "evangelical Christians" remain in lock step with Trump.  It's little wonder that Millennials are fleeing Christianity.  A piece at Politico looks at the poll findings.  Here are highlights:
A wave of Republican officials abandoned Donald Trump on Saturday, but, at least for now, rank-and-file Republicans are standing by the party's presidential candidate, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll conducted immediately after audio was unearthed Friday that had the GOP nominee crudely bragging about groping women and trying to lure a married woman into an affair. [V]oters are largely viewing Trump's comments through their own partisan lens: 70 percent of Democrats say Trump should end his campaign, but just 12 percent of Republicans -- and 13 percent of female Republicans -- agree.
As of now, GOP voters largely want the party to stand behind Trump. Nearly three-quarters of Republican voters, 74 percent, surveyed on Saturday said party officials should continue to support Trump. Only 13 percent think the party shouldn’t back him.
69 percent of Democratic voters said they had a very negative impression after watching it, but only 22 percent of Republicans gave it a zero rating. Ten percent of Republicans said the video gave them a positive feeling.
An even sharper partisan dynamic exists when voters were asked whether the video gives them a more or less favorable impression of Trump. Among all voters, 61 percent say it makes them feel either somewhat or much less favorable toward Trump, while 28 percent say it doesn’t affect their view of Trump; 8 percent said it makes them feel more favorably toward Trump. But just 48 percent of GOP voters said it makes them feel less favorably toward Trump, while 36 percent said it doesn’t affect their opinions of Trump. But not only do three-quarters of Republican voters want the party to stand behind Trump, there’s a potential warning in the data for GOP officeholders like Sen. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), who announced Saturday she wouldn’t vote for him: Fewer than a third of voters are willing to give greater consideration to a candidate who un-endorses Trump.

WTF is with Republicans who say Trump's horrific remarks make them feel better about Trump?  

1 comment:

Cara H said...

I know a depressing number of these people, excusing the vile behavior of His Rumpiness out one side of their mouths while continuing to berate Bill Clinton for his past indiscretions out the other side.
It's not that I think what Bill Clinton did was okay, or that anyone must forgive him for it. But if you are forgiving Donald T. Rump while chastising Bill Clinton (who never bragged that he was going to grab any of his conquests by their nether regions), methinks thou art a hypocrite.