No, that headline is not a joke. Michael Savage actually said, out loud on the radio, that Donald Trump is the “Winston Churchill of our time.” Oh, and he also said that Trump is going to win the Latino vote in the election. Seriously. I’m not kidding.
One of the nation’s top radio talk-show hosts, Michael Savage of “The Savage Nation,” enthusiastically threw his considerable influence behind GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump Wednesday, declaring: “I’m for Trump. Point-blank. Best choice we have.”
Savage also called him the “Winston Churchill of our time.”
In his interview with Trump, Savage said he believes Hispanics in the U.S. legally will vote for Trump.
“They of all people know how hard it is to make a buck, and they want a businessman to run the country so they can hold on to what they make,” he said. “They don’t want a socialist stealing their money.”
Savage noted that a Public Policy Polling survey released Wednesday showed Trump leading the GOP field among Hispanics. According to the poll, 34 percent of self-identified Hispanic respondents said they had a favorable opinion of Trump.“It confirms exactly what I suspected,” Savage said.
No it doesn’t. That polling question only asked whether they had a favorable opinion of Trump, not whether they would vote for him. And 57% of the Hispanic voters polled disapproved of him. And even by that measure, Hispanic voters are much more favorable toward Hillary Clinton, at 67%. And in the generic presidential vote, the Democratic candidate leads the Republican candidate 57-30%. And when the questions got more specific, the numbers were even worse for Trump.
In a three-way contest between Clinton, Bush and Trump, Clinton wins by a wide margin with Hispanics (46/22/26, respectively). When they ask specifically who they would vote for in a race between Clinton and Trump, Clinton wins by a more than 2-1 margin (61-28). If it’s Sanders v Trump, he does only slightly better (61-33). So no, this poll does not in any way whatsoever suggest that Trump is going to win the Hispanic vote. Aliens will visit the planet accompanied by flying pigs to watch the Cleveland Browns win the Super Bowl before that happens.