I don’t think so, and the numbers don’t either…
– Obama won Republicans more narrowly than usual, 52-47. In vote terms, that translates to roughly 134,000 to 123,000.
– Overall, Clinton won Texas by just under 100,000 votes.
It’s a close call, but unless the vast majority of Republicans who voted for Clinton (more than 80%) did so at Rush’s suggestion, they probably didn’t put Clinton over the top. They may have given her a point or two bump in the end, but it seems unlikely they were the deciding factor for Clinton last night.
Simply put, Rush doesn’t have that much influence. He’s a sideshow. A popular sideshow, no doubt, but his listeners aren’t “Ditto Heads” he thinks they are.