Democrats are Ditching and Switching to Trump. I’m really quite amused when I hear members of the GOP establishment (especially Ted Cruz) claiming Donald Trump cannot beat Hillary Clinton. I mention Cruz specifically, because he claims he is the only one who can beat Hillary Clinton – LOL. Cruz is not liked by a large majority of the Republican base and I think it’s fair to say most Democrats hate him. Let me ask you when was the last time you heard thousands of democrats were switching to Cruz? Yea me neither.
Part of Donald Trump’s mass appeal is his position on unfair trade agreements that have contributed to the Midwest rust belt. At the GOP debate in Miami last night the issue was brought up. Although Ted Cruz, John Kasich and Marco Rubio supported the TPP trade agreement, they pretended they didn’t.
Penn Live is reporting “Nearly 46,000 Pennsylvania Democrats have gone Republican since the start of 2016, twice as many as have shifted the other way, as a wild primary fight continues to upend the business of politics as usual and challenge the status quo.
Needless to say, much of this movement is being attributed to the rise of Donald Trump and the so-called “Ditch and Switch” movement, which leans on lifelong Democrats to abandon the party, register Republican and help ensure Trump’s place in the November general election.
A website launched by two North Carolina sisters calling on Democrats to switch political parties and embrace Trump says, “For many years the Democratic Party has promoted agendas that most Americans did not agree with. Our country is deeply divided, and the silent majority has been bullied into silence by political posturing and underhanded agendas that favor the few while excluding the majority.”
The statement supports Dr. G. Terry Madonna’s theory that at least some of the 46,000 Democrats-turned-Republican in Pennsylvania belong to a disaffected class that felt overlooked by elected leaders, or at odds with Democratic party ethos.
“With the increase in support in exit polls for Trump among working class, blue-collar Democrats, it is my belief that these are people who fall into that genre,” said Madonna, who is director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster.
In Massachusetts, as many as 20,000 Democrats have gone from blue-to-red this year with Trump cited as a primary reason. And in Ohio, as many as 1,000 blue collar workers have promised to switch parties and vote for Trump.”
In a January survey a sizable number of Democrats said they are ready to defect to Donald Trump. It’s not just Democrats and Republicans, Donald Trump is also trouncing Hillary Clinton among Independent voters. Bookmakers are paying off bets early that Trump will win the nomination. With the cross over appeal for Trump, you might want to wager a few dollars that he will win the Presidency as well. Get ready for President Trump, says election whiz who’s scary accurate.