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2016 Postmortem

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Sat Jul 9, 2016, 09:53 PM Jul 2016

Donald Trump is performing far worse in many Republican strongholds than Mitt Romney did in 2012 [View all]

Donald Trump is performing far worse in many Republican strongholds than Mitt Romney did in 2012

by Allan Smith at Business Insider



In states more Republican-leaning than North Carolina was in 2012 (Georgia being the bluest state), and that had at least one poll available since November, Trump performed nearly 10 points worse than Romney in a weighted average of 17 GOP-dominated states.

Some of the most stunning numbers came from Utah, where Trump performed nearly 45 percentage points worse against presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton than Romney did when he faced President Barack Obama in 2012.

In Kansas, FiveThirtyEight had Clinton ahead of Trump by roughly 2.5 percentage points. Romney won that state over Obama by 21.6 percentage points in 2012.

Other states that included large swings: Oklahoma, Idaho, Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas, Alaska, Mississippi, South Carolina, Missouri, and Arizona. The only states among the 17 where Trump was trailing Romney by less than five points were Georgia, Indiana, and Louisiana. West Virginia and Montana were the two where Trump was currently outperforming Romney's 2012 results.

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Trump calls Romney a "loser" - So Trump is losing to a loser CajunBlazer Jul 2016 #1
That's right! mitt was way more sane that trump as we know. mitt's gone on record saying Cha Jul 2016 #14
How bad do we want change. Johnny2X2X Jul 2016 #2
+100 applegrove Jul 2016 #3
^^^AMEN to this!^^^ Surya Gayatri Jul 2016 #10
Good, it's not enough that he loses. Salviati Jul 2016 #4
TELL it! applegrove Jul 2016 #5
absolute destruction MFM008 Jul 2016 #6
Every vote matters Salviati Jul 2016 #7
Righteous rant! Surya Gayatri Jul 2016 #9
That's encouraging news! Hekate Jul 2016 #8
applegrove—Reality Check… CobaltBlue Jul 2016 #11
The news just gets better and better! MoonRiver Jul 2016 #12
This is why lancer78 Jul 2016 #13
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