Clinton losing support despite efforts of Dems to blame Russians, FBI and anyone but Her
Democrats’ belief that new information revealed after Donald Trump’s election — as when the reports of Russian interference spurred calls on the left for a revote or, failing that, for “faithless” electors to abandon Trump — would change voters’ minds has taken another hit.The Washington Post is one of the worst offenders today with at least four pieces blaming Comey for doing his job. What they choose to ignore is that Clinton broke the law by mishandling classified data, and if she were anyone other that the Democrat nominee she would have been indicted and tried. The Post and the Democrats need to move on and quit looking for excuses for a very flawed candidate.
A Pew Research survey Wednesday showed a whopping 97 percent of all voters would cast the exact same vote they did on Election Day, including 99 percent of Trump voters and 96 percent of Clinton voters. As with the recount that saw Clinton lose votes and the Electoral College vote that saw her lose electors, only 1 percent of Trump voters regret their vote, while 4 percent of Clinton voters do.
Voters seem ready to move on.
What’s the moral of this story? We still need to do a much better job of understanding why people voted for Trump and perhaps take a look at why the erosion of support was bigger for Clinton in this survey. After all, if people think new information about a possible conflict of interest at a Trump hotel or revelations of Russian-manufactured blog posts would change voters’ minds, they’re wrong. It suggests even a “revote” would change nothing.
Indeed, Team Clinton — Hillary, Bill, campaign chair John Podesta and others — are still casting blame on FBI Director James Comey, for reopening the investigation into Hillary’s email during the home stretch of the election.
They still prefer that to the introspection they so sorely need: asking themselves why they ignored or haughtily dismissed so many voters.