It is looking bleak for Democrats and President Joe Biden. Recent polling shows the President losing to former President Donald Trump in the 2020 election rematch.
A recent Wall Street Journal poll shows Trump ahead of Biden 47% to 43%. It is the first time Trump has led Biden in this poll.
When third-party candidates, including Robert F. Kennedy Jr., are included in the poll, Trump’s lead increases to a margin of six points.
Not only is the current President losing to Trump in the poll, but he also now has the worst approval rating of his whole presidency at 37%.
To try to block a second Trump term, the Democrats and Biden have tried almost everything. The incumbent has claimed his economic policies were exceptional, touting the success of Bidenomics.
The campaign’s tactic must be revised with stubborn inflation, high-interest rates, and other economic problems plaguing Americans.
In the Wall Street Journal poll, 66% of survey respondents rated the economy as “poor or not good” and claimed the U.S. economy “has gotten worse in the past two years.”
President Biden has additionally tried to demonize President Trump’s Make America Great Again (MAGA) agenda as being too extreme.
In his speeches, he constantly targets “MAGA Republicans” as roadblocks to progress. Yet, to most Americans, an agenda designed to make the country “great again” doesn’t seem extreme.
Democratic prosecutors and the Biden Justice Department in blue counties in New York and Georgia have placed enormous legal roadblocks in the path of Trump’s re-election campaign.
In 2022, former President Trump was the first president to have his residence raided by the FBI.
This was followed by more history-making — Trump was the first President to encounter criminal charges. The former President is facing 91 felony counts and four sets of criminal counts.
He is also dealing with 31 legal challenges in several states and civil lawsuits to his inclusion on the 2024 presidential ballot.
These absurd cases claim Trump incited “insurrection” by his actions involving the January 6, 2021, protest at the United States Capitol. His opponents cite Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which states no one is eligible for public office if they “have engaged in insurrection or rebellion” against the country.
Instead of calling for insurrection, President Trump repeatedly urged protesters to return home and not confront law enforcement. In a speech before the protest, Trump urged his supporters to “peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard,” not exactly the rantings of a rebel leader.
Reality is not relevant to unhinged haters of Trump, including establishment Republican Liz Cheney. Cheney fumes that America is “sleepwalking into a dictatorship” if the former President is reelected.
Cheney is convinced the U.S. is facing a “dangerous moment” as she believes there is “no question” Trump will try to stay in office longer than an additional term.
What about President Biden?
At a recent campaign event in Massachusetts, Biden said, “If Trump wasn’t running, I’m not sure I’d be running. But we cannot let him win.” The President cited the President’s use of “vermin” when describing his opponents, claiming, “Trump’s not even hiding the ball anymore. He’s telling us what he’s going to do.”
This is all comical, considering that during his first term, Trump was unable to put an end to Obamacare, thanks to the “No!” vote from the late Republican U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona.
For several years, Trump was blocked by Congress from completing his top priority of building a border wall.
Trump was unable, despite his wishes, to remove military personnel from Syria. His goal of withdrawing American troops from Afghanistan was also delayed.
Even the desire to release the entire federal files of the assassination of John F. Kennedy was denied by intelligence officials during his administration.
While Trump had significant achievements during his presidency, several goals were crushed by powerful operatives of the Deep State.
If Trump is a dictator, as many Dems say he is, he wouldn’t have allowed political opponents or bureaucrats to stop him.
Of course, he wants to prevent such opponents during a second term by appointing “MAGA” Republicans to critical positions.
It should be Trump’s prerogative to appoint people who support his agenda. None of President Trump’s agenda for his second term is unconstitutional or illegal.
It is ridiculous to label his popular, legitimate goals as dictatorial.
Dems know that labeling Trump a “dictator” is outrageous but are convinced such exaggerations are their best hope of stopping Trump’s second term. They want to scare voters into reelecting Biden. Fortunately, Americans are beginning to understand the Democrat Party’s political playbook as well as their accomplices in the media.
As the only President to face two impeachments, several investigations by the special counsel, and surveillance from his own Department of Justice, the former President is accustomed to dealing with abusive opponents.
As he addressed a GOP audience recently in New York, Trump noted, “I’m not a threat. I will save democracy. The threat is crooked Joe Biden. That’s the threat.”