View Full Version : The "Silent Majority"

11.5.16, 9:02 PM
Honestly, I'm more concerned about the "Angry Middle Class (You know, the ones that have 9-5 jobs, weekends off, and vote after work on Election Day)" than I am about the "silent majorty".

http://www.politicususa.com/2016/11/05/trumps-silent-majority-silent-majority.html (http://www.politicususa.com/2016/11/05/trumps-silent-majority-silent-majority.html)

11.6.16, 1:16 AM
But here's a new form of "Silent Majority".

http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2016/10/19/13288594/new-silent-majority (http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2016/10/19/13288594/new-silent-majority)

11.6.16, 2:41 AM
The only "Silent Majority", if there is one, concerning Trump.... are the people ashamed to admit they will vote for him (could be applied to Clinton, too). Some are due to sheer Clinton hatred and some because they are embarrassed Trump is their candidate, but feel compelled to straight ticket vote for anyone with an "R" by their name even if they don't think the candidate worthy.

11.6.16, 5:25 PM
I don't know how his base could be considered a "silent majority". A lot of them seem to be very vocal about their support, and I have seen a number of my own coworkers openly either express disgust over Hillary and/or support for Trump. If they were polled, why would they lie or at least omit this?

On the other hand, I think a lot of polling (from what I heard) has been skewed by the lack of Spanish speaking poll takers. This should probably be remedied somehow if polling (or even Nate Silver's projections) is to be more accurate.
Asides from this, what I have seen is certain. Hillary's numbers improve greatly when she is showcased alongside Donald Trump, but faulter when she's faced with scandal.

11.8.16, 2:06 AM
No, I'm not talking about the overt Trump supporters being part of his "silent majority", per se. It's the voters who are disgusted by Trump's words, bravado, lies, etc., but will quietly vote for him on single issues (like his new found pro-life stance and alleged pledge to appoint Conservative judges to SCOTUS) and since the ballot is private they can support a candidate who they don't feel comfortable in telling others that they do.

BUT, the day of reckoning is at hand and thank goodness Tuesday ends it (unless a recount!). Bad thing is that after Tuesday then Wednesday comes with it's election fall out. Oy vey! Makes me tired to even think about the nastiness of the next four years with either one who wins. One an unfit for office candidate and the other a candidate who some will try and prosecute for the next term.