Four years ago the experts assured us that the polls showed that Trump could not win a single primary, let alone the GOP nomination. They also assured us that Hillary had a commanding lead over anyone in the GOP.
Three years ago the experts told us that even though Trump had the most delegates the GOP would p[robably not give him the nomination for a variety of reasons, especially because he could not beat Hillary. They said polls showed him losing badly to Hillary, and several Republicans like Ted Cruz were more competitive in key states.
All thru the fall of 2016 we heard endlessly about how all the polls showed Hillary had a huge lead. By the beginning of November 2016 everybody who was anybody was making plans to attend one or more of Hillary’s election night victory parties.
I ignored the polls. Instead of watching polls I was watching lines at Trump rallies. Everywhere he went people were standing in line for hours waiting to see him. It didn’t matter if it was burning hot or freezing cold, bright and sunny or raining cats and dogs. They came, and they were energized.
On election night the Democrats were weeping, wailing, and gnashing their teeth while Trump supporters were dancing in the streets.
Will 2020 be deja vu all over again?