Former Reagan staffer, author, and Trump supporter Jeffery Lord takes a look at the raucous race in 1988 between Republican Vice-President George H. W. Bush and Democrat Massachusetts Governor, Michael Dukakis.
Today, with the benefit of hindsight, we can see how silly the proposition of a Dukakis Administration was – but back in 1988, the future was not so sure. Not by a long shot.
Following the 1988 Democratic Convention, Governor Dukakis went from a six-point lead over Vice President George H.W. Bush to an eye-popping 17-point landslide-style lead over Bush.
On election night, George H.W. defeated Dukakis in a 53.4 percent to 45.6 percent landslide, carrying 426 electoral votes to the Dukakis 111. Forty states went for Bush, with ten plus the District of Columbia voting for Dukakis.
Lord continues to review past pieces from New York Times with current the Wall Street Journal “poll” analysis.
Read the whole article at: http://spectator.org/forget-the-polls/