Ann Althouse notes that the Trump scandals and Trump’s ineffective campaigning aren’t moving Hillary ahead as much as one might have expected.
(Politico:) Nearly 70 percent say they believe that Trump has â€œmade unwanted sexual advances toward women,â€ a stunning number that comes after the publication of lewd comments the now-Republican nominee made on a hot mic in 2005, and amid allegations by several women who say he touched them inappropriately. (Trump has said his comments were just “locker room talk” and denies the groping accusations.)
And a majority of registered voters — 55 percent — say that Trump’s treatment of women is a legitimate issue, version 42 percent who say it wasn’t. Similarly, most voters aren’t buying Trump’s apology for the 2005 video — 57 percent of registered voters say it was insincere, and only 40 percent agree it sounded like “typical locker room talk by men.”
Just 30 percent of registered voters say Trump has a â€œstrong moral character,â€ versus 45 percent for Clinton. Only 34 percent view Trump as honest and trustworthy, down from 42 percent in last monthâ€™s survey. And just 34 percent say Trump has the right temperament to be president, while 59 percent say Clinton does.
And yet, she’s only got 4 points on him. She must be truly loathed. I know she wants to win, but imagine winning like that, knowing you are not wanted.