According to a new poll, a majority of registered voters are open to electing Donald Trump to a second term in the White House.
That is after the Democrats and their media handmaidens engaging in hourly attacks on Trump for three long years.
The new poll, conducted by Hill-HarrisX, was taken after the Mueller report was sent to U.S. Attorney General William Barr and proved that President Trump did not collude with Russia or obstruct justice.
According to The Hill:
Fifty-four percent in the Hill-HarrisX survey released Monday said they would think about voting for Trump, though 46 percent of registered voters said they would not even consider casting a ballot for the president.
“People who said they backed Trump in 2016 are likely to back him again,” The Hill added.
Ninety-five percent of respondents who said they had picked Trump in his first run for office said they could find a reason vote for him again in 2020.
The vast majority of respondents who cast ballots for Trump’s former Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, said they would not vote to re-elect him, though a somewhat sizable minority is at least open to the idea.
Seventy-six percent of former Clinton voters said they would “never” vote for Trump, but 24 percent said they would at least consider it.
The paper adds that the high-flying economy is also helping Trump gain an edge for 2020.
According to some financial experts, President Trump should easily win the 2020 election because of one factor: the strength of the economy.
The experts quoted by Politico said that if history is a reliable guide, the fact that the economy has flourished during Trump’s tenure should be the overriding element in voter’s decision as to whom to vote for in 2020. The economy is sailing along on rising wages and low gas prices, as well as low unemployment. Donald Luskin, chief investment officer of TrendMacrolytics, which predicted Trump’s 2016 victory, opined, “The economy is just so damn strong right now and by all historic precedent the incumbent should run away with it.” He was sanguine about any problems with the economy that might arise between now and November 2020, adding, “It would have to slow a lot to still be not pretty good.”
Those who support Trump also said that immigration was their second most important issue.
Of course, we are still a year out from the election and at this point anything could happen to turn the tables. Still, this is not a good sign for the Democrats and the left-wing media that have spent three years trying to destroy the president. Apparently the most intense campaign of character assassination ever waged hasn’t worked.
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