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Thu Aug 22, 2019, 02:13 AM

It's Really Hard to See How Trump Wins Re-Election [View all]

Not a day goes by without someone asking me if I think Donald Trump will be re-elected. Hereís what I tell them.

With a news cycle thatís completely bonkers, itís often hard to get perspective but remember these basic facts about Trumpís presidency:

He lost the popular vote in 2016 by 3 million votes and won his Electoral College victory by fewer than 80,000 votes across Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania ó or just .06% of the 137 million votes cast.
His approval rate has never been above 50% and has hovered between 39% and 46%.
He trails Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris in nearly every general election polling match up.
He trails Biden, the current leader for the Democratic nomination, by double-digits.
To summarize: Most voters did not vote for him. Most voters do not like him. Most voters do not think heís done a good job as president. Most voters prefer any of the top Democrats running to replace him.

Itís possible a strong economy may help Trump win over those who otherwise disapprove. But most economists predict the economy will get worse before it gets better.

Itís possible Democrats may nominate someone with unfavorable ratings similar to Hillary Clinton. But Trump unifies the opposition more than any president in recent memory.

Of course, something could always change before next November.

But is it likely?



https://politicalwire.com/2019/08/21/its-really-hard-to-see-how-trump-wins-re-election/

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