Following First Presidential Debate, Clinton Falters Among some Focus Group Voters in Swing State of North Carolina
DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING, OR PRETTY MUCH ANYTHING FROM THE BIAS MSM WHEN IT COMES TO POLITICS AND HILLARY CLINTON …
So the MSM says that Hillary Clinton won the first debate. REALLY? Not according to McClatchy and The Charlotte Observer, who conducted a focus group of 21 individuals. Before the debate, the tally was 9 for Clinton, 3 for Trump, 6 undecided and 3 for Libertarian party candidate Johnson. Following the debate that the MSM can’t keep telling you about that Hillary won, a funny thing happened …the tally became 7 for Clinton, 3 for Trump, 6 undecided and 5 for Johnson. Thus, Clinton lost support, Trump broke even and a candidate that didn’t even take part in it gained support. Yeah, that sounds like a Clinton victory, doesn’t it? The fact of the matter is just because Hillary Clinton sounded rehearsed, some might so over-rehearsed, just because she appeared more prepared and over-smiled during the debate, doesn’t make one a victor. Donald Trump, not a career politician, did not have to win the debate, to win the debate. Trump had to come off as plausible. He did. Obviously, the pundits and MSM, who have consistently got all of the political happenings wrong for the past year are once again falling back into the same trap. This is an outlier election where the norms do not apply and the people do not want a rehearsed, same old, same old career politician with the same stale answers to issues that have not worked for 30 years.
Kae Roberts and Jay Eardly were leaning toward Hillary Clinton before Monday night’s debate.
By the end, they had both pulled away.
John Kokos and Hank Federal were undecided going in, potential Clinton backers.
By the end, they’d ruled her out.
Indeed, while polls found that Clinton had won the first general-election debate with Donald Trump on Monday, she may not have won actual votes. And she may even have lost some, at least in the battleground state of North Carolina.
In a focus group of 21 voters from around Charlotte conducted by McClatchy and The Charlotte Observer, four who had been up for grabs before the debate had moved away from her by the end.
For the four who emerged less impressed by Clinton, it was the seeming familiarity of her proposals for the economy and national security that was a turnoff.
Roberts, who is unaffiliated with a party, wrote in her notes several times during the debate that Clinton offered “pie in the sky” ideas. By debate’s end, she had moved from leaning toward Clinton to undecided.
“The things she says she’s going to do, there’s no substance behind it,” Roberts said.
One potential winner in the focus group was Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, who benefited largely because so many voters were annoyed at both Trump and Clinton.
Look for Donald Trump to take the gloves off in debate II and nail Clinton for her lies, lack of ethics, putting America at risk with her private email server when she was Secretary of State and how she seemed to have no problem how her husband has treated women over the years.
Daily Commentary – Wednesday, September 28, 2016 – Now That The First Debate is Behind Us, Will It Make a Difference?
- One commentator when asked who was the biggest looser of the debate said the American people.
Daily Commentary – Tuesday, September 27, 2016 – So Last Night Was The First Debate Between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton
- Do you think the debates will change peoples minds on who they will vote for?
Even Uber-Lib Michael Moore Thinks Donald Trump Won the Debate … Donald Trump “won” and “we all lost.”
Michael Moore appeared frustrated on Twitter following the presidential debate, saying Donald Trump “won” and “we all lost.”
The 62-year-old filmmaker warned “pro-Hillary gloaters” against celebrating over how Hillary Clinton did in the debate against the Republican nominee and insisted nothing she did changed things.
“Pro-Hillary gloaters doing end-zone dance again when still on 50-yd line,” Moore tweeted. “You must get it in your head Trump is gonna win and act accordingly!”
Breitbart/Gravis State Polls of Likely Voters Have Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina All Tied Up
COULD MINNESOTA REALLY BE A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION BATTLEGROUND STATE IN 2016?
According to the most recent Breitbart/Gravis state polls, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and North Carolina are virtual ties and within the margin of error. Could it really be possible that Minnesota, a state that Obama won handily in 2008 and 2012, could be up for grabs in 2016? The same could be said for Pennsylvania. However, if true that a dark blue state like Minnesota is in play, it is no wonder why Team Hillary is sweating this out.
In Minnesota, Clinton and Trump are tied with each having 43 percent of the vote, said Doug Kaplan, the managing director of Gravis Marketing, the Florida-based polling firm that executed the poll.
In Pennsylvania, Clinton leads Trump with 46 percent to his 43 percent, and in North Carolina the former first lady leads Trump 44 percent to the New York City developer’s 43 percent, he said.
Before unlikely voters were filtered out of the sample population, the results were similar with candidates tied in Minnesota and Clinton up one point in North Carolina and up two points in Pennsylvania.
Democratic pollster Patrick Caddell told Breitbart News: “Trump is closing everywhere and states that have not been in play are coming into play, like Minnesota.”
Caddell said those states that had been considered battleground states are not moving as fast, but all are inside the margin of error.