Then your awareness contradicts reality, perhaps, since Democrats are consistently about eight points or so ahead of Republicans in voting intentions for November. Now, you might say it's either too early, or polls are wrong, since Trump got elected when he was supposed to lose etc. but Trump lost the popular vote well within the margin attested by the polls. It's just that polling in the midwest states, where he made large numbers of electoral votes on thin margins, didn't attest his advantage until it was too late.
Of course, a candidate like Hillary Clinton, who cares more about social and identity politics shared and pushed by a minority of voters (the Brahmanins, as Thomas Piketty would say) than economy for the small folk was certainly not going to fare well.
Dont thouse same poll show that trump has a higher aproovement rating as we keep going? I cant say that I would know which poll is better or more meaningful, butI can tell its not the way you paint it. Or at least as looking at one side that might favour your point. Now I will ask you, how many points ahead where democrats ahead of republicans in 2016? And if its down or up since then?
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