Is Clinton really the practical choice to beat Trump? The data says no.
Conventional wisdom says only Clinton can beat Trump. All the polling data says otherwise.
I keep being told that I have to get behind Hillary Clinton because she’s the only one who can beat Trump in November. That would be a more compelling argument if there were any evidence that it’s actually true. Instead, every single poll I have seen shows the exact opposite. Have a look at the latest from NBC News.
Now check the absolutely harrowing news from today’s Quinnipiac poll, which shows Clinton and Trump in a dead heat in three swing states.
FLORIDA: Clinton 43 – Trump 42; Sanders 44 – Trump 42
OHIO: Clinton 39 – Trump 43; Sanders 43 – Trump 41
PENNSYLVANIA: Clinton 43 – Trump 42; Sanders 47 – Trump 41
That, ladies and gentlemen, could easily be all the margin Trump needs.
At this stage, can we stop relying on things that sound sensible and logical to us and pay hard attention to actual data? Please? The evidence says that Sanders, not Clinton, is the practical choice. Uninformed “pragmatism” may wind up having massive consequences for us all.