So we are approaching the one year mark from the most intense election of my lifetime. I still remember waking up on election day with an uneasy feeling about all the polls I was hearing, and the MSM basically telling Trump voters not to even bother voting at all. It was a foregone conclusion that we were about to have the first woman president, and the thought of somebody like Trump in the White House was laughable.
Of course, we all know what happened next. There was an amazing underdog victory that stunned not only our nation, but the world. For weeks, the shock was palpable in everyday life. Trump voters pinching themselves to make sure it was real, and Hillary voters crying because they knew it was.
But here we are almost a year later. Much has happened with both Hillary and President Trump.
Hillary has written a book, angering many of her fellow Democrats. Her unwillingness to take any blame for her defeat, instead pointing fingers at everyone else, makes her look like a whiny baby.
And as for Trump, there are still a lot of unfulfilled promises. Trump has lost support from some who are disappointed in the lack of progress on tax reform, healthcare, and immigration.
So, it is safe to say both, Clinton and Trump, have probably lost some support over the past year. But how much? And which one is faring better?
According to a new national Politico/Morning Consult survey, 2016 election buyers’ remorse is more prevalent among Hillary Clinton’s voters than those who cast ballots for President Trump. “Among Clinton voters, 13 percent say they would either vote for a different candidate or not vote at all,” the survey finds, while that number among Trump backers is four points lower. In other words…
@guypbenson tweeted: Clinton voters more regretful than Trump voters: Overall, 82% of voters in the 2016 election say they would vote for their candidate again if they had to. Among Clinton voters, 13% say they would either vote for a different candidate or not vote at all. Among Trump voters, that number is 9%.
The more she talks, the less popular she becomes. It’s not necessarily all that surprising that there would be more agita and recriminations on the losing side of a major campaign, but we’ve been told endlessly that Trump is so uniquely terrible that it would stand to reason that feelings of horror and regret would be fairly prevalent among casual voters. Nope.
And given the national climate, one might imagine legions of Americans taking greater pride than ever in their original act of “resistance.” Not so in many cases, it seems. None of this will sit well with the failed candidate, who has written a tendentious, blame-filled account of the race in What Happened.
In a passage that perfectly encapsulates her sneering entitlement and undying arrogance, Clinton writes that she’s unwilling to grant “absolution” — her word! — to those who might regret their choices.
Allahpundit writes what we’re all thinking: “A non-sociopath approached by apologetic supporters after a tough loss would think ‘How sweet of them to extend their well wishes’ or ‘I should have done more to get these people excited to turn out’ or ‘Did I really not visit Wisconsin once?’ But her we are.”
Imagine how Her Highness would react if she encountered one of the scores of people who actually did vote for her, and now wish they hadn’t. It might not even compute.
This simmering bitterness and contempt seems directed especially at women who declined to follow the course of action Hillary set forth for them. She makes this fairly clear in her assessment of the voting patterns of white females, a majority of whom went for Trump:(tweet by Glamour) Hillary Clinton says white women voted against her because they felt pressure from men: http://glmr.co/JLDLrDb.
They couldn’t possibly have reviewed their options and come to their own free-thinking conclusion that they weren’t interested in this candidate, you see. It must have been “pressure” from the boys, or whatever. Mark Hemingway snarks, “does the fact that I think women are capable of making decisions independently make me a bigger feminist than Hillary Clinton?”
If 13% of Hillary voters regret their vote, we are talking about millions of people who have changed their mind about her. The question really is why? Is it because of the way she avoids any blame or the way she handles any criticism? Nobody respects a leader who can’t take responsibility for their failures. Nobody likes a sore loser.
Once again it appears that the MSM would love for us to believe that Trump supporters are running away in droves and that poor Hillary was simply a victim. But the American voters are smarter than that. They are capable of coming to their own conclusions. The truth is, if the election were held again today, Trump would still win!
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