Opinion

Donald Trump: 45th President Of The United States

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Mary Claire Kendall Author, Oasis: Conversion Stories of Hollywood Legends

On the morning of Wednesday, November 9th, after all the ballots have been cast, and counting done, we will wake up to learn that billionaire businessman Donald J. Trump has been elected 45th President of the United States of America.

Or maybe not.

The liberal/media elite wants us to believe that the presidential race is essentially over, Hillary Rodham Clinton is the 45th president, and, with that glass ceiling cracked, America’s troubles are over.

Clinton has consistently led in national polls. Her current Real Clear Politics Average shows her besting Trump by 5.1% in the head-to-head match-up, and 5.4% in the 4-way race.

Forget the outlier polls: LA Times Daily Tracking, Rasmussen, Investor’s Business Daily and others.

Forget the fact that, now, the margin of error for polls is plus or minus 7%, not 3%.

Forget that President Barack Obama has been a human wrecking ball, as evidenced by his:

And, forget that Hillary Clinton would represent a third term for Obama, and that over 60% of U.S. citizens believe America is on the wrong track.

Forget all this.

Hillary Clinton will win (has won) an historic landslide victory, possibly bringing along a newly Democratic-controlled House and Senate.

But, seriously, what’s a voter to believe?

Reality.

In which regard, consider that:

  • Trump consistently beat his Real Clear Politics Average during the primaries.  In New York, he won by 7% more than the polls suggested; Pennsylvania, 10%; Rhode Island, 11%; Connecticut, 5%; Maryland, 9%; and Indiana, 11%.
  • Conventional wisdom suggests that voters are loath to admit they are voting for Trump.
  • WikiLeaks—regrettably the biggest “news” source this presidential election season—exposes inflated polls in its latest Podesta Emails release (10/23/16) in which Podesta is quoted suggesting “oversamples for polling” to “maximize what we get out of our media polling.”
  • Emerson reported on October 13 (tables tab, “Presidential Expect”) that African American support for Trump in Virginia is 41.8%; Ohio, 30.3%; and North Carolina, 23.7%; with another poll pegging their support in Florida at 20%—which would suggest a huge Trump win. 
  • Republicans are far outperforming Democrats in Florida, Michigan, and Iowa, according to early voting indicators culled by www.L2political.com.
  • Trump represents change, as most recently reflected in his 100 Day Plan to Make America Great Again presented in Gettysburg on Saturday, October 22, coincidentally the feast of Pope St. John Paul II.

Bottom Line: Ignore the national polls signaling the race is over and vote for the candidate who you think will take America in the right direction.  Hint: ‘Yes, America is heading in the wrong direction’ is winning in polls by a landslide now, which makes this year’s presidential vote essentially an IQ test.

Mary Claire Kendall is a Washington-based writer and author of Oasis: Conversion Stories of Hollywood Legends. She served four years in the George H.W. Bush Administration.