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By 1600 Staff
Top Democrat pollsters aren’t sure there’s a Democrat that can beat President Trump in 2020.
The Washington Examiner reports:
“Some people just know how to win,” said Zogby, who didn’t think Trump would make it out of the Republican primaries in 2016. After two years of polling on Trump, Zogby said that the president is emerging as an unusual non-politician who has confounded his critics and even his own party leaders by succeeding on an aggressive agenda that has pleased his supporters. He compares Trump to three former presidents, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt, who entered office to shock from the ruling elite. “With all three there was sense by the elites that this was the end of the world,” said Zogby.
But like them, Trump has connected with many in the country by battling the ruling powers. In his latest John Zogby Strategies poll, 54 percent view Trump as one “who is fighting the Washington, D.C. establishment,” compared to 26 percent who view him as an insider. He revealed the results in his Forbes Magazine column. It is part of what Trump campaign pollster John McLaughlin called the president’s profile as the “blue collar billionaire,” a leader standing up to Washington, and last week NATO, for taxpayers and workers. “If you are a working class person, it feels to you that he is fighting for you,” McLaughlin said. “He’s their president.”
The president is already raking in an impressive fundraising haul, $88 million according to the New York Times. This means that unless it’s an experienced and well liked nominee that his opposition puts forth (Zogby thinks Vice President Biden could do so) then Democrats will have an uphill battle in 2020. More than the money, as Americans benefit from the economy’s drastic improvement, it becomes harder every day for the Democrats to convince voters to switch away from a successful president.
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