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If you were a Trump voter would you tell your friends?

October 28, 2016

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Since we know the media never say what’s true but only what will help Hillary, the question I have been pondering is why they keep repeating the election is over and Hillary has won. This can only cause some Hillary voters not to bother. But more importantly, it will also cause some Trump voters not to bother. The conclusion they have reached is that it is better to keep Trump supporters home (possibly since for Democrats, you don’t even need to show up to vote – or even still be among the living).

But this is too strange an election to know anything about the final result (see Brexit). A blow-out in either direction is still possible. Certainly, if the election were in Australia, Hillary would win in a landslide, just as Obama would have done in both 2008 and 2012. Now, I don’t know whether this is whistling past the graveyard but I do find it interesting: ‘Hidden’ Trump vote becomes formidable force.

Despite media hysteria and a daily influx of polls, a persistent conversation has emerged about the huge, hidden population of Americans who could suddenly step forward and vote for Donald Trump. It is a powerful, unknown factor with much potential — and one which makes Democratic strategists plenty nervous.

There are no standard ways of measuring this demographic. They could be evangelicals, dispossessed working-class folk, or disenchanted fans of Sen. Bernard Sanders and third party candidates. They could be small business owners, doubting Democrats, active-duty military, veterans, bikers, patriots, law enforcement personnel, seniors who remember another America, or impoverished millennials. Second Amendment fans and pro-lifers are certainly part of the hidden vote. No one knows the precise demographics, though there will be insight in future exit polls.

All of them, however, found something to like in Mr. Trump, and their motivation is paramount. National polls have consistently revealed that Trump voters are more passionate and engaged than those who favor Hillary Clinton.

“I still think Trump may win the election. The polls are very weird. We’ve seen how off they were with Brexit and the last UK general election. A hidden Trump vote is not unimaginable at all,” writes Powerline analyst Steven Hayward.

He points to a recent rousing speech made by Michael Moore before a live audience. The renegade filmmaker appears appreciative of Mr. Trump’s outsider status and plainspoken pitch, and that he is hated by the press and corporate America. A grinning and f-bombing Mr. Moore relished making this prediction about election day:

“Joe Blow, Steve Blow, Bob Blow, Billy Blow, Billy Bob Blow — all the Blows will get to blow up the whole [expletive] system because it’s their right. Trump’s election is going to be the biggest [f — k] you in human history and it will feel good,” Mr. Moore told his audience

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The structure of polls are works of history, and where we now are is unprecedented. A couple of bits from Drudge on how unusual things are:

More Jewish Voters Going Against Tide…
Trump fans rally in Jerusalem’s Old City…

BLACK ACTIVIST BLASTS CLINTONS…
Anger Over ‘Using’ Father’s Death…
‘These people will co-opt anything to push agenda’…

Merkel says FACEBOOK, GOOGLE ‘distort perception,’ demands they ‘reveal algorithms’…
Zuckerberg’s ‘Free Basics’ A Dictator’s Dream…

Merkel’s problem is hilarious in that she has “launched a broadside at internet media giants, accusing them of ‘narrowing perspective,’ and demanding they disclose their privately-developed algorithms. Merkel previously blamed social media for anti-immigrant sentiment and the rise of the far right.” But if they did, it was never their intention, if you listen to what Sheryl Sandberg and Mark Zuckerberg have been saying. But her larger point applies to the polls as well.

“These algorithms, when they are not transparent, can lead to a distortion of our perception, they narrow our breadth of information.”

It ain’t over, and it may not be over even after the weight-challenged person has sung.

And if you would like to get a Trump “Think Different” shirt, you can go here.

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