Lots of people do not think Hillary Clinton won her party’s nomination fairly. (Screen capture, YouTube)
A new Rasmussen survey reveals that among likely voters, only 32 percent now believe Hillary Rodham Clinton won the Democratic Party’s nomination fairly in 2016, now that former DNC chief Donna Brazile’s book about the campaign has been published.
Brazile alleges that the Clinton campaign essentially took over the party and treated it like a cash cow, and essentially froze out Sen. Bernie Sanders. According to Rasmussen, 27 percent of Democrats think the party’s electoral system was rigged to favor Clinton last year, and an unnerving 42 percent “believe Clinton is less ethical than most politicians.” Forty-seven percent of all voters think the Democrats’ primaries were rigged against Sanders.
Fifty-four percent of likely Democrat voters think Clinton won the party’s nomination fair and square last year, Rasmussen noted.
Not that Clinton pays attention to such surveys, but Democrats do, and so does at least part of the mainstream media.
Clinton’s blame-game book tour has been overshadowed by the more recent publication of Brazile’s book that appears loaded with all sorts of juicy revelations about Clinton.
Adding some insult to injury, Politico/Morning Consult did a poll that revealed 82 percent of the people who voted for Donald Trump last year, ultimately putting him in the White House, would vote the same way today.
That’s better than Clinton would do among her 2016 voters. According to Politico, Clinton would pull 78 percent of her original voters back if the election were held again. Eight percent of her voters said they would vote for someone else.
According to Politico, “Trump’s supporters have largely rallied around the president, despite his poor overall approval ratings, the chaos of his first year in office and the ongoing investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.”
But that loyalty may not hold up for the 2020 election, should Trump run for a second term. Still, that’s three years away and that’s almost an eternity in politics. A lot can happen between now and then to change things dramatically.