President Trump is seeking a second term in the White House as President.
And while history shows that incumbent presidents usually get re-elected, there’s one giant danger for Trump.
A new round of explosive polls just delivered a dire warning to Trump.
President Trump’s re-election campaign is already underway.
And he has a plan to win him a second term in the White House.
Trump’s re-election chances remain good more than a year out from the 2020 election, and history shows that incumbent presidents almost always win re-election.
But there’s still one giant danger that Trump needs to be aware of as he gears up for another round of campaigning.
His re-election prospects aren’t as guaranteed as he wishes they were, and there’s a real danger that he could lose the 2020 race if these polls prove to be true.
The Hill reports, “President Trump faces a steep uphill climb to a second term, even if it’s far too early to count him out. In four separate polls over the past month, more than 50 percent of respondents said they would not vote for him again or were unlikely to do so. The percentage who said they would vote for him never rose higher than 38.”
Even so, the Hill admits that Trump still has a lot of advantages going for him.
“Trump campaign aides have talked up the president’s chances of doing even better than he did in 2016. They note the economy is strong and that he has scored some of the highest poll ratings of his tenure since the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.”
The poll results aren’t pretty for Trump though.
“The most recent of those polls, from Fox News, found 54 percent of respondents saying they would probably not or definitely not vote for Trump,” adds the Hill.
Even worse, a recent Quinnipiac University Poll shows that 52% of voters said they would definitely not vote for Trump next year, while just 33% said they definitely would.
This is a gap that Trump must narrow between now and November 2020 if he hopes to win re-election.
While a lot can happen in the next year and a half before the election, Trump needs to take these polls as a sign that he could be in serious danger.
“It will be hard to overcome negative perceptions of the president that look to have become fixed. Some of the voters who backed Trump as an anti-establishment disruptor in 2016 appear to have peeled away,” adds the Hill.
“Trump’s overall approval ratings remain mediocre at best. In the RealClearPolitics polling average Monday afternoon, Trump’s job performance gained the approval of 43 percent of voters and the disapproval of 53.6 percent.”
The road to winning a second term isn’t as clear cut as Trump wishes it was, but he’s still a good bet to win re-election because of the advantages of incumbency, the money he has raised for next year, and the dysfunction that exists in the Democratic field that stands against him.
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