By the Numbers=> Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Is in Serious Trouble and May Never Recover
Guest Post by Joe Hoft
By the latest numbers things could not be going any worse for the Hillary Clinton campaign.
She Blew Through $75m in Advertising and Went Down in the Polls
Clinton spent $257m on her campaign to Trump’s $87m so far this election cycle. In June it was reported that Clinton spent $23m on ads in swing states to Trump’s $0. By mid-August Clinton had spent more than $75 million on advertising in 10 swing states to Trump’s $0. Trump has since invested $5 million in swing state advertising.
Clinton’s campaign ads are not working. In spite of spending millions in negative advertising against Trump in highly competitive states like Pennsylvania, Hillary is falling behind in the polls. The fact that biased media attacks and negative advertising don’t seem to impact the race and only help Trump puts Clinton in a quandary. These were her only tools to beat Trump in the election. Now she seemingly has nothing.
She’s Behind in the Polls
After months of liberal media bashing the Trump Campaign has taken a 2% lead in the polls. The media blitz against Trump has not only failed but there are signs that it is beginning to move in Trump’s favor. The more the media bashes Trump, the more Trump gains in the polls. Average Americans are beginning to see how biased media operates.
From this point forward the media campaign to bash Trump will likely hurt Clinton. It puts the media in the same camp as ‘Corrupt’ Hillary and therefore helps Donald Trump. Americans are tired of the media bias and the polls which are designed to put Hillary ahead are now showing her trailing the record-setting Republican. The Trump campaign event attendees were recently heard cheering – “Do Your Job!” to the media. It now is clear that the media cannot be partial and Americans are seeing right through it.
No One is Showing Up at Her Events
Hillary Clinton has only one Clinton campaign event scheduled (on Thursday in Las Vegas) in the foreseeable future. No other campaign rallies are currently scheduled! Trump on the other hand continues to materially outpace Hillary Clinton in rallies and in attendance at campaign events. Through the first three weeks of August Trump has more than doubled the number of events that Clinton has. Month to date through Sunday August 21stTrump has held 24 campaign events to Clinton’s 10. He also has events scheduled daily through Thursday, August 25th. (Note that this list only includes individual campaign speaking engagements and not fundraisers or visits with government and corporate leaders which Trump appears to be outpacing Clinton as well.)
Due in part to the number of events held, Trump continues to significantly outpace the number of event goers that Clinton has month to date. Trump has accumulated more than 135,000 people at his rallies while Clinton has accumulated only a little more than 10,000. As a result Trump has 13 times more attendees at his events than does Hillary.
While Trump continues to smash Clinton in attendance at events, Clinton continues to take time off. Clinton has only held campaign rallies ten of the first 21 days in the month and as noted above she has no campaign event scheduled till Thursday. Clinton is now holding campaign events less than 50% of the time. Either the Clinton campaign does not want to show that no one is coming to her events or she is sick or both.
Her Health is Now an Issue
A couple recent events bring to light Clinton’s health. A video of her having some sort of seizure was released that went viral.
Then she had a similar response at the Democratic convention. A black man spotted repeatedly by Clinton’s side appears to be a doctor or medical professional. Although there is no word from the Clinton campaign regarding health issues, if she is sick then she risks getting sicker if she holds more campaign events. Also, the more time she spends in public the greater the chance of her having another episode that is recorded. This may be why she is not partaking in campaign events.
She is Getting Destroyed on Social Media
Trump is crushing Clinton in basically every conceivable numerical measure on social media. He has double the Facebook ‘likes’ (10m to 5m), a 5 to 4 ratio (11m to 8m) in Twitter followers, averages 30,000 livestream viewers on YouTube to Hillary’s 500, and ‘Hillary for Prison’ has more Reddit subscribers (55,000) than Hillary subscribers (24,000) while Trump has nearly 200,000 Reddit subscribers.
These numbers are simply staggering.
More Emails are Coming
Right before the Democratic convention, WikiLeaks released 20,000 damaging emails hacked from the Democratic party. Now there are expectations that WikiLeaks or the Russians may release more damaging Hillary emails before the election. How many more is currently unknown but the result will be like an unseen kick to the head.
Based on all the above numbers it is clear that the Clinton campaign is in major trouble and it is unlikely that her campaign will ever recover.