Most Voters Say Trump Should Stay in the Race


Of voters thinkDonald Trump should not end his presidential campaign, while just 39% of voters think he should drop out, a new Politico/Morning Consult poll finds. But voters are largely viewing Trump’s comments through their own partisan lens: 70% of Democrats say Trump should end his campaign, but just 12% of Republicans — and 13% of female Republicans — agree. In an election match up, Hillary Clinton leads Trump by just four points, 42% to 38%, with Gary Johnson at 8%.

Trump Is Done

This entire campaign has been an exercise of the electorate being slowly simmered in a pot of boiling water, losing our sense of outrage amid a steady of onslaught insults and lies. But sex and cruelty resonates in a way that financial scandals or demagoguery just don’t. … Character is what you do when nobody’s looking. And this video captures Trump in the middle of day, sober, a few months after being married, talking with a man he barely knows, bragging about sexual assault, while wearing a microphone.

John Avlon

Trump: King and Destroyer of the Old Boys’ Network

Bush and Trump on that bus are, in so many ways, the apotheosis of what so many of Hillary Clinton’s supporters are ready to overturn: the musty sleaziness that went out of style in the 1970s; the old bosses who want their secretaries pretty; the cigar-chomping power brokers who think sexual harassment is the woman’s problem; the drooling dimwits who have gotten further than they should have on connections and male privilege. The bus is the old boys’ club that women rarely get to see inside — but it may also turn out to be the wrecking ball that takes down the club for good.

— A must-read piece from Susan Dominus.