Assuming Clinton and Trump are the nominees, it’s useful to consider how Clinton will attack Trump along issue fault lines.
Abortion: Clinton has no advantage here with pro-aborts. Trump’s position on abortion is somewhat like Reagan’s: the Supreme Court has said it’s legal, so although I oppose it, my thinking on the matter doesn’t matter.
Taxes: Both favor higher taxes on the highest income earners. No advantage to Clinton.
Women: We know Hillary supports all women (cough). Notwithstanding Megyn’s dustup with Donald, Trump gets high marks from his former wives.
Defense: A draw, on paper.
Immigration: Yale Law School gives an A to Hillary, an F to Trump. Voters may see things differently.
Jobs: Hillary should skip this debate.
Wall Street: Kudos to Hillary. But: Mark Faber came out to day saying that while Trump might destroy the U.S. economy, Hillary would destroy the world economy. Faber is a Wall Street bear.
Environment: Hillary will preach man-made global warming. Trump will say B.S. No votes changed here.
Likability: Hillary is as likable as tooth repair. Trump is as likable as a shot of Jack on a July Friday in southern Arizona. That’s the way the media will play it. They’ll say, take your bad medicine.
To all here: Hate Trump and all that he stands for.
To all here: Do you prefer Clinton to Trump?