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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Trump on Polling High Negatives

By Nicholas Stix

Donald Trump reportedly has a 59% unfavorability rating among Republican voters. His response?

"We're a diplomatic nation, [and] everybody hates us all over the world."

If one responded rationally and honestly, this would be the campaign to demolish the alleged importance of "negatives." My hunch is that if any candidate got a bandwagon rolling, a large chunk of the people who allegedly told pollsters that they would "never" vote for him would, indeed, pull the lever for him.

Unfortunately, rationality and honesty are illegal, so "negatives" will continue to exert a negative influence.

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