Republican President, Donald Trump’s return to power is sinking as key states instrumental to his 2016 win continue to lean on the Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, according to the latest polls.
The President, according to a source, privately assures Republicans that the tide will change in his favor in the upcoming elections the way it did four years ago, however his team can’t help but worried that his lack of attention in pressing national issues such as the coronavirus pandemic, undecided stimulus package, and racial inequality will be a determining factor of his return to the White House. Recently, his suggestion to delay the election placed him in an awkward situation that even GOP in Congress rallied against him.
The second term plan of the Republican president is slowly sinking as battleground states leans in favor of former Vice President Joe Biden. If the election happens today, Biden would have an advantage over Trump based on the latest NPR analysis of the Electoral College on which significant changes in votes were noticeable. States like Florida, New Hampshire, Nevada, and Pennsylvania change from Toss-up to lean Democratic. Colorado gave Biden a 12-point advantage in 53% versus 39% of Trump and Georgia, a known Republican state, made a dramatic turn with its demographic trends moving in the Blue side of the race. The 2nd Congressional District of Maine, where Trump aced the 2016 presidential election gave Biden a lead of 45% to 42% only. North Carolina, stuck in a toss-up category, showed a 7-point lead on Biden (51% to 44%). Ohio, a state Trump should win based on demographic and voting trends, closed its poll by likely giving Biden a victory. On the other hand, Iowa and Texas remained in favor of the Republican President.
Trump’s campaign is wavering in weeks as it struggles to land effective blows on Biden, from racing old cards and challenging his 4-decade government competencies, still, battleground states Florida, Arizona, and Michigan sided on Biden. The support for the incumbent president collapsed as the pandemic continue to surge in the U.S. His campaign advisers focus on re-imagining his campaign in the remaining months of the race and keeping their hopes upon the development of a vaccine that unlikely to happen in October.
In an interview with Firstpost, Ari Fleischer, former press secretary of ex-president George W Bush, said that Trump is not necessarily running out of time, but until he gets over the COVID hurdle first, the public will not pay attention to what he will say on law and order and the economy.