"The rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air...
" To adapt that song
everyone seems to be singing, Donald Trump is currently being hit by a hostile MSM barrage
unprecedented since the 1964 Goldwater campaign
—albeit paralleled, perhaps, by the post-Brexit MSM temper tantrum
. But although no-one seems to have noticed, he's still there:
- A June 30th poll by Rasmussen Reports shows Trump leading Clinton 43%-39%.
- A Gravis poll reported by Real Clear Politics July 2 has Clinton up only 50%-48%, within the margin of error
Gravis does not break its results out by race
(although it does say 2 percent of its sample is Muslim, the first time I've seen that in a national poll).
Rasmussen, however, does make its cross-tabs available to its Platinum subscribers
. They show Trump getting 47% of the white vote vs. 37% for Clinton. "Some other candidate" gets 11%; Not sure just 4%. (Curiously, Trump is getting a relatively strong 19% of blacks and 44% of "other"—Rasmussen-speak for Hispanics and Asians).
This reflects a jump in Trump's white support. In the previous week's Rasmussen survey, which showed Clinton ahead 39%-44%, Trump led among whites only 43%-40%.
But it's still not enough. Trump could and should carry whites by at least the 60% share the GOP Congressional candidates got in 2010
. Even if you allocated the Other and No Sure vote equally, he's still not at that level.
Moral: Trump doesn't need a Politically Correct minority or female pick for VP. He should pick a white male who could rally the base against Clinton's threatened Merkel-type Immigration Surge
. My suggestion (not for the first time
): Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.