How's this for a post-debate headline? Via AP:
House Speaker Paul Ryan is all but conceding Hillary Clinton will be the next president.
In a conference call Monday morning with House Republicans Ryan tells them that he will not defend Donald Trump or campaign with him for the next 30 days.
Instead he says he will spend "his entire energy making sure that Hillary Clinton does not get a blank check with a Democrat-controlled Congress."
That's according to a person on the call who demanded anonymity to describe the private conversation.Ryan knows that the GOP Senate is most likely lost and his house majority is now in danger as well. Trump is toxic, Clinton will win, and it's everyone for themselves.
He must be seeing internal polls that mirror incredible public polls like these from today:
BREAKING: Clinton leads Trump by 14 points — NBC/WSJ poll (Oct. 8-9)— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) October 10, 2016
Congressional preference in new NBC/WSJ: D+7 -- 49%-42%— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) October 10, 2016
That is the highest Dem advantage in the NBC/WSJ poll since Oct '13 (gvt shutdown)
This is an extraordinary moment in the history of American politics.
Rasmussen (Tu+W+Th): Clinton 43-42. Rasmussen (W+Th+Sun): Clinton 45-38.— Taniel (@Taniel) October 10, 2016
YouGov (last week): Clinton 43-40. YouGov (Fri+Sat): Clinton 44-38
Stay tuned. The fallout continues.