Veteran pollster Pat Caddell joined Breitbart News Daily host Stephen K. Bannon today to discuss the volatile 2016 race in both the Democratic and Republican parties and make predictions for the evening’s final results.
[Dan Riehl| February, 09 2016 | Breitbart]
Speaking of voters, said Caddell, “They are so angry … I shouldn’t just say angry, they are so alienated from their government in a democracy … they are so believing in the corruption, numbers in the eighty-percentile and higher, they believe the country is in decline and the political class” just doesn’t care.
Citing voter’s concerns for both themselves and their children’s futures, said Caddell, “They have really disdained both political parties now.” Caddell said the great American middle has become about 60 percent of the electorate who vote non-partisan and want “real change.”
“And they want their country back,” he added. “This is the swells versus the American people,” he added. “when you get to economics it’s the ‘global citizen types’ who believe in free trade – it’s all great for them – and the rest of the people in this country who are really taking it in the neck when it comes to jobs and wages.”
Caddell pointed out that only Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Donald Trump are willing to say that they see that America is in decline, which Caddell feels resonates with approximately 80 percent of American voters today. As for Trump invoking a populism and nationalism that perhaps runs contrary to the traditional Wall Street-aligned view held by the Republican establishment, “Trump has essentially borrowed the Republican Party to run for president and they don’t much like it,” he said.
When asked if he was concerned about the suggestion that Republican front-runner Donald Trump comes with an authoritarian streak that should give Constitutionalists pause, caddell said he knew Trump personally and wasn’t concerned. He cited the administration of Andrew Jackson as one in which the American people took their government back for themselves, as opposed to the “swells” mentioned above as perhaps a more fitting comparison.
The entire Breitbart News Daily interview with pat Caddell can be heard below.