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Trump voters like him. No kidding.

Trump voters like him. No kidding.

by digby


One year after the 2016 presidential election, the vast majority of Donald Trump voters have no regrets.


According to a POLITICO/Morning Consult poll conducted on the eve of the first anniversary of Trump's historic election, 82 percent of those who say they supported Trump last year would vote for him again if they had to do it over.

Only 78% of Clinton voters say they'd vote for her again in the general election so we can assume that if there was a rematch in 2020 he would win. Luckily, that won't happen since the woman won't be running again, although you'd never know it to watch Fox. In fact, if you didn't know what was really happening watching any cable news would have you thinking that Clinton is a declared candidate for president and she's running in 2018. And both parties are running against her.

But Trump says he is running and if he does we can expect that most Republicans will vote for him again.

I heard the NY Times' Jeremy Peters on CNN saying that the only thing that will make Trump voters turn on him is if they think he's part of the swamp. I had to laugh. Clearly they don't care. Look at his cabinet. Look at his corrupt practices in office. Look at his policies. Look at the fact that he told them during the campaign that paying off politicians was the "smart" thing to do. Sure, he said he'd put an end to all that because he's the only one who understands how it works. But let's just admit that his voters don't give a shit about any of that as long as he keeps doing things like attacking black athletes and talking about deporting Mexicans and Muslims. If he can make some liberals cry, it's all worth it.

There is only one thing that will make Trump voters turn on him: if he is recorded insulting them the way he insults all the people they hate.

Other than that, though, his base is safe. Unfortunately for him 82 % of Republicans isn't a majority and the Democrats are highly motivated to come out to vote against him.