Just hours before Clinton set cable and the internet ablaze last Friday night by describing half of Donald Trump’s supporters as “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it” her rival issued his own apocalyptic warning.
It only underscored the gulf that Clinton spoke at a Manhattan fundraiser of gay activists who were serenaded by Barbra Streisand, while Trump issued his warning in an interview with Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcast Network at a conference of religious conservatives.
He’s inspiring rapturous support from populist conservative media outlets (like Breitbart.com), and condemnation from even staunchly Republican newspaper editorial boards (like the Dallas Morning News ).
A detailed Wall Street Journal analysis last week found her drawing nearly 90 percent of the donations made by employees of major industries like finance and health care that four years ago directed most of their contributions to Mitt Romney.
In the poll, Clinton ran 17 percentage points better among whites with a college degree than those without one—more than double the widest gap between those groups in any previous election (a mark set by President Obama in 2008).