Swing-State Republicans Say Trump Has Thin Chances Of Been Re-elected
Donald Trump seems bent on unmercifully attacking his presidential opponent Joe Biden in a bid to ensure that the imminent election is an outcome of choice between him and Biden, rather than a choice between backing or opposing how he handled coronavirus pandemic.
Scott Walker looks at things from a different perspective when it comes to Trump's chances in the coveted battleground state of Wisconsin. According to Walker, it all depends on a referendum on the president.
Despite Trump's attempts to beat up on his opponent and raise concerns, the former two-term Republican governor of Wisconsin, who couldn't win his seat in 2018 believes if American people feel good about their health, as well as the state of the economy, Trump is highly likely to carry Wisconsin.
If that doesn't come to fruition, Walker says, it will be relatively harder for the president. In addition to Walker, there are numerous other swing-state Republicans who are assessing Trump's political prospects. Several members of Congress, former governors, and a slew of current and former party leaders have indicated apprehension during interviews about the president's standing six months out from the election.
A wide-spread theory suggests Trump's hopes are now linked to the pandemic, while others point to the changes in demographic observed in previously red states and to the difficulties faced competing against an indefinable Democratic opponent who attracts a large number of voters. These concerns cite a slew of battleground state polling that shows Trump lagging behind Biden.
Momentum shifts are inevitable ahead of the election, particularly in such an unprecedented political environment. Trump has access to vast resource and his campaign is targetting Biden in the form of advertising, but much to his chagrin, these efforts haven't converted into public polls results yet, according to his advisers.
Trump's campaign rolled out a memo to supporters this past week, claiming the president has eliminated a previously substantial national gap. During his first campaign back in 2016, several Republicans believed he didn't have a chance to win. This hasn't suppressed GOP fears, even in states with a reputation of being traditionally friendly, POLITICO reported.
The last time Georgia opted for a Democratic presidential nominee was back in 1992, but Republicans unveiled a couple of internal surveys last week, showing a very close race, which Biden was narrowly leading. Republican State Leadership Committee President Austin Chambers, who is well-versed with Georgia politics said that the state is at risk for Republicans this year, adding that up and down the ballots and everything else will matter.