Hillary Clinton may be leading slightly in the polls today, but I still have yet to be convinced that anyone actually wants to vote for the woman.
The only friends of mine voting for her are doing so because they dislike Trump even more. In fact, more voters want Hillary in jail than in the white house. According to the Gateway Pundit, “A new poll has revealed that most Americans disagree with the FBI’s decision not to file criminal charges against Hillary Clinton — that means more people want to see the candidate behind bars than behind a desk in the oval office.”
In the aforementioned poll (conducted by Rasmussen); 65% believe that Clinton broke the law with her use of a private server — and 53% believe that the FBI should have filed criminal charges. Meanwhile, according to Sunday’s daily IBD/TIPP tracking poll, only 43% of voters support Clinton for president.
There’s no way she’s going to garner over 53 percent of the popular vote, so it’s unlikely the percentage of people wanting her in jail will ever be below her own approval rating. Even if Trump loses in November, at least those who vote for him aren’t voting for someone they secretly think should be in jail.
There’s an enthusiasm behind Trump’s base that Hillary’s lacks. His rallies have attracted over 500,000 more people than Hillary’s – and that’s just since August. And for the VPs, things aren’t much different.
— Jeremy G (@JeremyGOPin2016) October 24, 2016
As the Independent Journal Review reported:
With barely two weeks until Election Day, it stands to reason that both the Clinton and Trump campaigns would be hitting the trail hard.
Unfortunately for Kaine, he may have walked away Monday afternoon feeling less than enthused. As The Week reported, it may well have qualified as “the saddest rally ever”
Tens of supporters attend Tim Kaine rally in West Palm Beach, FL. pic.twitter.com/1Sk5cGbDw2
— John Gludovatz (@johngludovatz) October 25, 2016
Another local — who clearly identified as a Trump supporter — also took some footage of the Kaine rally, noting that there appeared to be “only about 30 people” in attendance:
— Trump Street Team FL (@ChatRevolve) October 24, 2016
To be sure, it also stands to reason that vice-presidential candidates traditionally don’t draw as large of a crowd as their presidential partners.
Nonetheless, the turnout at Trump running mate Mike Pence’s rally — held that same afternoon just a few states away in North Carolina — was considerably different:
According to local media, Pence drew a crowd of roughly 500 people in Salisbury, North Carolina, where he reminded the crowd just how tight the “one-point race” remains in the state.
After watching the VP debate, I’m impressed that Kaine could find as much as a single person to attend one of his rallies!