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As another Republican, California billionaire jumps ship for Clinton, what voting tradeoffs are you making?




California Republican gubernatorial candidate and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman waves at supporters during a campaign event on October 31, 2010 in Burbank. In a New York Times interview Tuesday, Whitman said she plans to fundraise and vote for Hillary Clinton.
California Republican gubernatorial candidate and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman waves at supporters during a campaign event on October 31, 2010 in Burbank. In a New York Times interview Tuesday, Whitman said she plans to fundraise and vote for Hillary Clinton.
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Former eBay head honcho and prominent Republican Meg Whitman is throwing her weight behind Hillary Clinton, snubbing GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, whom she called “a dishonest demagogue.”

Whitman isn’t the latest in a line of right-leaning billionaires to defect from the Republican Party. Mogul Michael Bloomberg and the Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban have also jumped ship to pledge their support for Clinton.

They are overlooking ideological differences they have with the Democratic Party and Clinton to prevent Trump from reaching the country’s highest office, and reflects what many regular voters have to do in this presidential election.

What voting tradeoffs are your making?

Guests:

Daniel Lippman, reporter for POLITICO and a co-author of POLITICO's Playbook, a morning political newsletter

Arthur Lupia, a professor of political science at the University of Michigan, and author of the book, “Uninformed: Why People Seem to Know So Little about Politics and What We Can Do about it” (Oxford University Press, 2015)