This is from The Gateway Pundit, a new site that had interesting articles like this one about the 30-50 people that came to the Tim Kaine rally in Florida and some evidence that black vote for Trump is up (I note his interesting name: Jim Hoft – not this Jim Hoeft) but it is an encouraging site to go to – thanks to Lew Rockwell for the original cite of it – and this article hits a bit close to home.
UPDATE: OOPS! I forgot to honor the writer of this post: Tom Franklin at American Lookout! Sorry Tom!
The Eighth Congressional District in Minnesota is where Nina and I went on our honeymoon many years ago – first night in Duluth in a fancy hotel and the week in the inaptly named small town of Grand Marais.
Well, there’s good news from the 8th – Trump is ahead by TWELVE (12) points! It’s a poll from Channel 5 in St. Paul (KSTP) and the polls primary interest is the Congressional race which is surprisingly tight (The GOP hopeful is actually ahead in this poll) but this was said:
However, even a superior get-out-the-vote operation might be more difficult in 2016 because the top of the Democratic ticket, Hillary Clinton, appears to be very unpopular in the 8th District. Our poll shows Republican Donald Trump with a 12-point lead over Clinton, 47 percent to 35 percent. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson gets four percent, Jill Stein of the Green Party is at three percent and 10 percent either prefer someone else or are undecided.
The voters polled cited loss of jobs to trade, economic nationalism and Obamacare (apparently the Dem in this race favors a simple payer NHS style health care system) but there is a caveat:
By comparison, Clinton leads Trump by eight points in the 2nd District, 44 percent to 36 percent, and she leads Trump by 13 points in the 3rd District, 48 percent to 35 percent.
(The 2nd is south and east of St. Paul and the 3rd surrounds Minneapolis to the west) But I would be encouraged – give up reading the MSM if you have to – there may be more support for Trump than you might think. I think the Obamacare issue might have traction and Trump should cite it at every speech. The President might rue the day he did not force the insurers to stay quiet on rate increases until November 15.
I think if we do not get a last minute surprise, Trump will blow open a close race and win about 40 states.