Signs that the president’s advantage in the Electoral College has persisted or even increased since 2016.
– News covered by Quincy Quarry News with commentary added
Trump continues to find favor in battleground states per New York Times polling.
Imagine you’re the Democratic Party, riding high after a midterm trouncing of Republican House candidates last year and feeling good about taking over a White House occupied by a one-man self-wrecking wrecking ball care of next year’s presidential election.
Accordingly, one would think that running an attractive moderate would make for a slam dunk come the November 2020 presidential election. In reality, however, one would be wrong.
The results of new battleground state polls from the New York Times and Siena College “… suggest that the president’s advantage in the Electoral College relative to the nation as a whole remains intact or has even grown since 2016, raising the possibility that the Republicans could — for the third time in the past six elections — win the presidency while losing the popular vote….”
“The poll offers little evidence that any Democrat, including Mr. Biden, has made substantial progress toward winning back the white working-class voters who defected to the president in 2016, at least so far. All the leading Democratic candidates trail in the precincts or counties that voted for Barack Obama and then flipped to Mr. Trump.”
Granted, the daily drone of media coverage of impeachment hearings and such will in time will encourage the crucial swing swing voters’ undertaking more scrutiny of President Trump and move them to vote again Trump.
In the meanwhile, however, if these poll numbers truly reflect the sentiments among swing voters in swing states after three years of presidential bungling and arguably compulsive self-incrimination as well as hold up until next year’s presidential election, Democrats are looking at tough sledding.