Please Trump Supporters Give Me a Reason….

This is a plea.

A genuine one too.

I know many Trump supporters are disengaged low-information voters, but for those of you who somehow aren’t, and who have a grasp on the issues, please explain to me why you support this man.

Every time I ask this question in person, on Twitter, or elsewhere I get one of the following dumb responses:

HE IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN WIN

No, not even close to true. If you look at scientific polls and their results, you will see Trump has a worse chance of beating Clinton or Sanders than someone like Rubio. He has lower net favorability than many Republicans among the general population.

Here’s a general election map using current RCP averages (as of November 21st), showing a Clinton vs. Trump match -up:

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Here’s the same deal but for Clinton vs. Rubio:

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Rubio is more likable, in almost every poll that measures this, than Trump is. Democrats would further savage someone who LED the birther movement, has commented that vaccines cause autism, and who has said so many other dumb things in the general election.

HE ISN’T AFRAID TO TELL IT LIKE IT IS

Really? The fact that he says what others are scared to say is your reason? Maybe there’s a reason why others are scared to say what Trump says. Because it’s stupid. And most of the time factually inaccurate as well.

IMMIGRATION

This one puzzles me more than any. Trump used to be much more liberal on immigration, but he suddenly goes hard right and everyone believes him. No one believes Rubio’s shift, if you can even call it a shift (since his position was center right even during the gang of 8). None of you believe anyone but Trump apparently, and he himself is someone who just makes it up when he goes along on immigration.

But please, if you can give me one good reason (that actually makes sense) for supporting Trump, I would appreciate it.

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