Sunday, July 10, 2016

America's Next President to Be Its Most Widely Reviled on Entering Office

America’s Next President to Be Its Most Widely Reviled on Entering Office

by Stephen Lendman

Demagogic billionaire racist Trump v. legally challenged she devil, war criminal, racketeer Clinton in November exposes the illusion of democracy in America - in name only, mocking the real thing.

Polls show most voters reject both duopoly power candidates, want an alternative choice, independent ones unable to unseat entrenched power -  money-controlled duopoly governance with two neocon infested right wings.

A July Reuters/Ipsos poll showed “Americans demand for an alternative to the two main presidential candidates has surged since the last election, underscoring the unpopularity of” Trump and Clinton - deplorable choices, widely reviled.

Poll results showed over a fifth of voters won’t back either candidate, both with unfavorability ratings exceeding 50% - nearly half of their supporters wanting the opposition candidate stopped.

Libertarian and Green party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein respectively gaining support aren’t getting enough to matter.

On June 29, a Quinnipiac University poll showed Clinton holding a two-point lead over Trump (42 - 40%), the election if held today too close to call.

With independents Johnson and Stein added, making it a four-way race, Clinton scored 39% to Trump’s 37%.

US voters said “neither candidate would be a good president,” campaigning “increas(ing) hatred and prejudice in the nation” by an almost two-to-one margin, according to views expressed by respondents.

Quinnipiac assistant polling director Tim Malloy said results showed “(i)t would be difficult to imagine a less flattering from-the-gut reaction to” Trump and Clinton.

Voters find themselves in the middle of a mean-spirited, scorched earth campaign between two candidates they don't like. And they don't think either candidate would be a good president.”

Their supporters represent a minority of the US electorate. Most women back Clinton, most men for Trump. Most whites support him, most Blacks and Latinos for Clinton.

Independent voters are divided - 36% for Trump, 34% for Clinton. Most voters dislike both candidates.

According to Malloy, “(t)he matchup numbers say ‘tie’ - Trump seen as a better jobs creator, Clinton perceived as better at handling international crises, “managing immigration, making Washington functional, and keeping the nuclear codes under lock and key.”

Four months remain before America’s November 8 elections - for president, congressional seats, state and local government offices.

Chances are Clinton will succeed Obama, things likely rigged to assure it - a nightmarish scenario if turns out this way. WW III may follow.

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