A new poll shows that a majority of Republicans wish they had picked someone else to be their nominee. “54 percent of Republican and GOP-leaning voters believe Trump isn’t the best choice as the party’s nominee, while 35 percent are satisfied with the real estate mogul as the party’s standard-bearer.”
The problem is, of course, that they can’t decide with whom they would replace him. The same poll asked who they would prefer, and 29% picked Trump, 15% picked Ted Cruz, 14% picked Marco Rubio, and everyone else got less than 10%.
And that is the irony. Even though a majority of Republicans don’t want Trump, he is still the most popular of the Republican candidates.
The poll also asked the similar questions of Democratic voters. “56 percent of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters are content with Hillary Clinton as their party’s nominee, while 32 percent believe there is a better option.” At least this is a majority, but still not great numbers for the Democrats.
This reminds me of Howard Cosell. He was simultaneously the most popular and the most reviled sportscaster for much of his career.
Like Trump, Cosell was loud, pompous and arrogant but Cosell transformed sportscasting. I’m afraid Trump is doing the same for politics except that Cosell’s effect on sportscasting was for the better!