Let us assume (not a foregone conclusion) that Trump gets the Republican nomination. Can he get a win in November? Scott Adams – Dilbert – thinks so.

As of this writing, 60% of the voting public views Donald Trump unfavorably. In the 2D world, you assume he is doomed in the general election.

But let’s bump up to the third dimension and see how it looks from there.

For starters, we have watched Trump confound most pundits by improving his favorability with Republicans since May. But in so doing, he dug a deeper hole with haters on the left. And winning the general election is a higher level of difficulty than nudging people who were already leaning. Can a Master Persuader get past a 60% unfavorable rating by November?

Regular readers of this blog know that back in August of 2015 I noticed Trump’s skill set at persuasion and predicted his rise. I used the same filter to time the fall of several of his competitors. I mention this for context.

My prediction is that whoever faces off with Trump in the general election will get annihilated. And it will be because of Trump’s talent, not his policies.

I alluded to his talent in the comments to Trumps Of Doom, to much derision. So far in this election season a LOT of people have been underestimating Trump.

For those of you in sales (everyone is in sales) Scott Adams has a Persuasion reading list.

Will Trump be a good President? That is totally unknown. He will be entertaining. It is what he does.