If you believe the Clinton campaign propaganda — including the campaign communications arm known as the lamestream media — you’d think the election is over and the Queen already coronated. (Of course, if you are still among those who believe the Clinton propaganda, you are either a willfully blind Democrat devotee or you have even bigger problems and we must talk.)
Indeed, recent polls show momentum favoring Hillary Clinton, with the RealClearPolitics average showing her up by 5.4 points, just two weeks from election day.
However, in an election cycle that has turned conventional wisdom on its head time and time again, many have argued that the polls may also be turned on their head come election day. As The Hill notes, pollsters have acknowledged the difficulties of polling the 2016 race, blaming “unprecedented volatility, two historically unpopular candidates, fast-changing voter behavior patterns and shifting demographics. All of those factors make it tough to figure out exactly who will show up on Election Day.”
One of the factors the polls may likely be missing is a potential enthusiasm gap between likely Clinton and Trump supporters — which could potentially weigh heavily on who actually shows up on election day.
And if rally attendance is any indication, Team Clinton may be in trouble. Take, for example, what vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine faced in the key battleground state of Florida.
A crowd of some 30 people — including journalists and operatives.
— Trump Street Team FL (@ChatRevolve) October 24, 2016
— TruthinGovernment (@TruthinGov2016) October 25, 2016
Of course, you can (rightly) argue that comparing a rally featuring the presidential candidate to one featuring the vice presidential candidate is unfair. So how about looking at who showed up for Trump’s VP candidate, Mike Pence:
— Jeremy G (@JeremyGOPin2016) October 24, 2016
— Bryan Anderson (@BryanRAnderson) October 24, 2016
And this was Pence’s rally Thursday in Albuquerque.
— Mike Pence (@mike_pence) October 21, 2016
Meanwhile, people lined up 12 hours early for Trump’s rally today in Sanford, Fla.
Even the likes of HuffPo acknowledge it’s too soon to start planning Hillary’s inauguration (much as they would like to) noting the criticality of turnout — how many “likely voters” become “actual voters.” And when it comes to getting out to vote on election day, it most certainly stands to reason that enthusiasm will play a big role.
Judging from what we’ve seen thus far, if crowds are any indication of enthusiasm, the Trump campaign has a decided edge despite the all-out, dirty war the Dems’ and their media have waged on Trump since he announced his candidacy 16 months ago.
[H/T The Gateway Pundit]
[This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]