Tales from the Trail
By Adam DeRose
Donald Trump’s latest dispute is not an epic Twitter battle, for once. The presumptive Republican presidential candidate took to the New York Times instead to criticize Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for commenting to that same newspaper over the weekend about the U.S. election. Trump said Ginsburg should apologize for her “highly inappropriate” remarks.
Donald Trump has a man problem. No, not what you think — this is not about sexist remarks or boorish behavior. Donald Trump, whose candidacy is conventionally thought to rest on the support of working class white men, is not attracting nearly as much enthusiasm from them as Mitt Romney did four years ago. Given his poll deficit to Hillary Clinton, if Trump cannot fire up his base of support, Republicans are headed for big losses in November.
Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy is making Latinos more likely to vote in November in a key part of Florida, the group Working America will report this week.
In a tumultuous day for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, FBI director James Comey announced his decision on the the candidate’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state–and Clinton hit the campaign trail with Barack Obama for the first time since winning the president’s endorsement.
Don’t forget Bernie Sanders!
We learned that the hard way this week after publishing our biggest polling project of the year (so far) on racial attitudes among Americans. The poll, which ran over three months and included interviews with more than 16,000 people, found that Donald Trump supporters were more likely to describe blacks negatively, relative to whites, when compared with people who backed fellow Republicans Ted Cruz and John Kasich or Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.