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April 28, 2011

Sorry, One More Trump Post: Is Trump More Helpful Than We Realized?

I heard about this the other day, in the context of the Celebrity Apprentice's declining ratings -- see, the show skews to a liberal audience. So they maybe are tuning out, now that they hear Trump trashing Obama.

This chart is very interesting. Not only does Apprentice have the most liberal-skewing audience on TV, it doesn't just win on points, it's way out there on the left.

I don't know -- is it possible people who are both Trump fans and Democrats might be inclined to hear his criticisms where they'd tune it out from others?

Thanks to Johnny, who suggests an Independent Trump bid might draw more from Democrats. I strongly doubt that. Anything that splits the anti-Obama voe is likely to be deadly for us.

The core of the Democratic Party -- minorities, white collar women, younger voters -- is very loyal to Obama. Sure, Trump might peel off the 'bitter clingers," as Obama calls them, but if Trump's not on the race, Democratic-leaning voters displeased with Obama will vote for us. Tossing them to Trump is net loss.

Nevermind whatever Republicans decide to split to make a statement or something.


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