Jun 09 2016

Trump Increases(??) Hispanic Support

Update: Some good observations from Sean Trende, with AllahPundit lamenting stubborn Trump voters end update

What if America’s Political Industrial Complex (PIC) was so isolated, so insulated, so distant from  “everyday America” that they had no clue how misguided and off track they are? What if the bubble that surrounds them and blocks their view of Main Street has become so dense that the denizens of the PIC are completely blind to what is happening outside their bubble?

If this was the case, and a broad voter backlash was rising up in the populace representing the right-to-center swath of America, you would see reports like this:

It is evident that Donald Trump has rewritten the rules of political campaigning, leaving the so- called experts, analysts, journalists and even the GOP itself puzzled by the power and effectiveness of his approach.

Latino advocacy groups and some celebrities have launched powerful videos, protests and campaigns against Trump. Recognized conservative voices like Marco Rubio, Susana Martinez, the Bush family, and even Pope Francis himself have made their discontent clear with the candidate, but could it be possible he is actually gaining support among Hispanics?

Well, before we get to the juicy stuff lets recall why there is an impression Trump is being rejected by America’s Hispanics.  This theory is all based on political theater and something called “astroturfing”:

In political science, it is defined as the process of seeking electoral victory or legislative relief for grievances by helping political actors find and mobilize a sympathetic public, and is designed to create the image of public consensus where there is none.[1][2] Astroturfing is the use of fake grassroots efforts that primarily focus on influencing public opinion and typically are funded by corporations and governmental entities to form opinions.

Emphasis mine.  By definition the political act of astroturing is to create a false impression in the public’s (or PIC’s) mind. From the theory of astroturfing, we go to the facts of astroturfing:

False flag operations have long been common in politics, but these riots are poisonous to the electorate, intentionally designed to turn violent and stifle free speech.

This free speech-busting goon squad operation is directed by supporters of Hillary Clinton. It is paid for mostly by George Soros and MoveOn.org and pushed by David Brock at Media Matters for America.

A march and demonstration against Trump at Trump Tower essentially fizzled Saturday when only 500 “protesters” of the promised 5000 showed up. Infiltrating the crowd, I learned most were from MoveOn or the Occupy movement. Soap was definitely in short supply in this crowd. Several admitted answering a Craig’s list ad paying $16.00 an hour for protesters.

OK, with the full context of what has been going on this primary season, let’s get back to reality and whether Trump is really hemorrhaging Hispanic support:

Clearly, conventional political research is in question, but what if big data analysis reveals Trump’s rise is real, based on a sample size of over 1 million Hispanics?

Based on big data analysis over the last 30 days as of June 1st, Trump reports 37 percent of Hispanic positive sentiment versus 41 percent for Clinton.


Hold up here! Trump is basically tied with Clinton on Hispanic support?

The hilarity of all this is that what we probably have here is the boomerang effect. The Political Industrial Complex astroturfing  Trump with regards to Hispanics has fooled themselves into this mindset!

I mean, if the PIC (which encompasses all the career politicians, their handlers and consultants, their crony donors and lobbyists, and the ever pliant “news”media) want to pretend Donald Trump is not going to do well with Hispanics – fine with me!

They can delude themselves all they want. It will be all the more sweet when Trump wins come November and they realize the PIC is going to get a major overhaul – thanks to some very frustrated and fed up voters.

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  1. […] really funny is the fact that, crude rhetoric notwithstanding, Trump is starting to make inroads into the Hispanic voting bloc.  My theory is that honest Hispanics are exactly like me — they don’t hate […]

  2. […] Hispanics seem disturbed by the radicals in their midst, as demonstrated by the surprisingly high support Trump has among Hispanic […]