Editor's Note: Below is a brief excerpt and chart from today's Early Look written by Hedgeye Director of Research Daryl Jones. Click here to learn more.
"... Despite the punditry and career politicians missing the rise of Trump, the vast majority of voters are unhappy, so it shouldn’t have been terribly surprising. According to a recent poll from Rasmussen, 70% of likely voters believe the country is on the wrong track and a mere 24% believe the country is going in the right direction. The spread is near the highest level of the last 8 years.
So, despite his flaws, errant tweets, and narcissistic moments, it’s not difficult to see why a candidate that has never held political office is doing so well. The people are frustrated. Very frustrated. But can Trump win?"