President Trump is Growing While Democrats are Shrinking

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President Trump is Growing While Democrats are Shrinking
President Trump is Growing While Democrats are Shrinking

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Poll numbers in recent days have shown a remarkable surge toward President Trump. In the most recent national poll by Emerson, he either ties or beats every Democrat except Vice President Biden among registered voters – and he only trails Biden by 6.

Given the 92 percent hostility of news media coverage toward Trump, I suspect there is an unspoken Trump vote that will not tell polls they support him. It is probably a big enough group of voters to mean that he is now tied with or leading Biden.

After two and a half years of being stuck around 40 percent for approval ratings– and occasionally trailing Democrats by double digits – what is happening?

I think there are five big factors leading to a dramatic shift from a shrinking Democratic Party toward a growing Trump presidency: economy, stature, patriotism, issue insanity, and progress on health issues. Let me expand on each one.

Economy

The economy is President Trump’s greatest achievement. The growing and strengthening economy is having a gravitational pull on every American except the anti-Trump hard left (for whom nothing matters but hating Trump). The lowest African American and Latino unemployment rates recorded in history are beginning to create approval for Trump in those communities that no Republican in modern times has been able to do. The rise in manufacturing jobs and salaries are becoming advantages for President Trump. Meanwhile, the Democrats are campaigning on the economy as though they were in another country. Faced with continuous job and wage growth, it is hard to make a compelling case against the Trump economy.

This is the bedrock of everything else that is going on.

Stature

A stature gap is beginning to appear between an international leader and a group of arguing, petty politicians. Speaker Pelosi feuds with the insane wing of her caucus, while President Trump meets with the Emperor of Japan. Kamala Harris and Joe Biden feud over a decades-old forced busing debate, while President Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping. House Democrats cave to the Senate Republicans on border funding, while President Trump has a surprise visit to North Korea and a one-hour meeting with Kim Jong Un. As it happened in 1972 and 1984, a Republican president can build a stature gap that makes it incredibly hard for the Democratic nominee to be seriously considered as an international leader by anyone except hard core Democrats.

Patriotism

Patriotism is an issue on which the Democrats are rushing to give the president a huge advantage as well. The Democrats don’t seem to be able to help themselves. The theme of a weak America, a dangerous America, an inadequate America goes back to George McGovern in 1972. It was captured by Ambassador Jeanne Kirkpatrick (herself a former adviser to Vice President Hubert Humphrey and a Democrat). In 1984, she described the San Francisco Democrats as always blaming America first.

President Trump’s remarkable speech at Normandy on the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landing had no echo among Democrats. His even more remarkable speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the Fourth of July was opposed and ridiculed by Democrats. His powerful words drove some liberals to write that America was only OK. So, voters in 2020 can choose between Keeping America Great and feeling bad that America is only OK. This is a disastrous position for Democrats – which many are rushing toward.

Issue Insanity

Issue insanity is beginning to erode the Democrats. I went back to reread Theodore White’s magnificent Making of the President 1972 and fortunately picked up the 2010 reissue. It has a brilliant introduction by Cokie Roberts looking back a generation. The most powerful insight was a profound difference between 1972 and 2020. In 1972, McGovern was an outlier. He clearly represented the radical wing of the Democratic Party. It was relatively easy for most Democrats to say, “I am not him.” At the same time, President Nixon, scarred by losing in 1960 and 1962 and having won a very narrow election in 1968, kept Republican resources focused on his re-election and failed to help congressional Republicans. The result was the largest presidential popular vote percentage in modern history (60.7 percent) for the Republican president, while Republicans lost two Senate seats and only gained 12 house seats.

Today is dramatically worse for Democrats than in 1972. Instead of having one likable but wacky left-wing radical, every single candidate in the second debate raised his or her hand for positions that are simply unacceptable to most Americans. If McGovern could be separated out as “the radical” almost 50 years ago, look where we are today. Every plausible nominee has radical positions – and the House and Senate Democrats are voting for radical positions on issue after issue. Furthermore, President Trump has learned the cost of a left-wing Democratic Speaker and will be spending resources to help Kevin McCarthy of California become Speaker.

The crazier the Democrats get on tax-paid health care for illegal immigrants, abortion through the ninth month (and infanticide after) taking away every American’s health insurance, massive tax increases, talking about reparations as though it was a reasonable idea, etc. etc., the greater the gap is going to get. They will reap the general election whirlwind that they are laying the groundwork for in the primaries.

Health

Health could become a strength of the Trump presidency. Day after day (the most recent being on kidney disease) the Trump administration is taking smart action to accelerate curing diseases, lower costs, return power to individuals, and generally improve our health system. While Medicare for All currently polls decently against the current system, it loses decisively as a goal when pitted against a system that builds on what’s working and fixes what’s not. After another year of steady activities and improvement — while avoiding self-inflicted wounds such as ending protections for people with pre-existing conditions or embracing left-wing price controls — President Trump and the Republicans will be running as the health improvement party and beating the Democrats on an issue they have owned since President Harry Truman proposed a national health system in 1949.

There are other factors helping President Trump, but these five, if they continue, will lead to a landslide victory in 2020. With that landslide, Republicans will gain seats in the Senate and regain control of the House.

The Left will continue to go nuts.

Your Friend,
Newt


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    Rudman
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    Rudman

    Think more that really matters. Kick thinking into a new gear. The United States of America is under attack from within. Democrats and RINOS are the Uniparty. They are actively working to destroy the United States Heritage on multiple fronts. utb Homelands by Katie Hopkins is a example. More people HAVE TO ASK WHY ARE WE ALLOWING THIS TO HAPPEN? MAKE NO MISTAKE YOU ARE ALLOWING THIS TO HAPPEN.

    MICHAEL J
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    MICHAEL J

    Still believing in polls huh? Most Americans I hope are smarter than the polls who got madam president on the cover of Newsweek or revealed the cry babies who passed themselves off as journalists, who are really the propaganda arm of the democrat party.

    tomcat
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    tomcat

    The chickens will come home to roost. These progressives are doing it to themselves. The more they hollar about taking our freedoms and giving away our tax dollars to illegals the more they dig their own hole. Most people are not stupid enough to believe that everything will be hunky dory when they take over. We will have less freedoms and be be much poorer. The only thing left is for them to lose and go back to playing video games an molesting children.

    Dragonfly
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    Dragonfly

    I worry about the brain dead new college graduates, The only good thing I see is that most of the under 20 that I speak to seem to be aware of the idiocy that is going on. I think all the blacks I know realize that the socialist/libs are insane.
    With that said, I think the silent majority will carry even better than in the last election. With kooks like Acasio-what’s her face spouting off, most people with an IQ above a turnip should be able to right from wrong.

    joefoam
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    joefoam

    What happened? The democrat debates were held and all the potential candidates exposed themselves as anti-American radicals that were so far over the edge that even the dim bulb base could see it.

    Ron 1
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    Ron 1

    It sounds good what everyone says on Ammoland. Too bad the ‘media’ doesn’t report what goes on here.
    Instead, they give their own line of gibberish that the ‘public’ eats up.

    tetejaun
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    tetejaun

    DO NOT be lulled into a false security. In 1992 in Louisiana, the democrats in Baton Rouge and New Orleans could not win, so they programmed the electronic voting machines to give a percentage of Republican votes to the democrat candidate. The democrats won. The U.S. Senate investigated and found the electronic voting machines were programmed as I stated. No one could verify WHO programmed the machines. The cowardly Senate stated all the voter fraud then added “..but since all these persons are elected, we will leave things as they are.” Do not forget, voting laws are local. Democrats are… Read more »

    Will Flatt
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    Let’s be mindful of the fact that there are still tens of millions of young, dumb, radicalized leftists fresh out of the universities that have been the bastion of marxist radicals & terrorists posing as professors – like Obozo’s old buddy, Bill Ayers, and Geraldine Dohrn. These radicalized leftist “useful idiots” have been filled with such hate and vitriol for all things decent, just, American, Judeo-Christian, and generally good for the country that at the mere sight of a red-hatted conservative, they fly into a murderous rage with crowbars and chemical weapons at the ready. A recent Ammoland article underscored… Read more »

    Ansel Hazen
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    Ansel Hazen

    After the 2018 midterms I am now training and working on bringing what I get from a larger and better organized group closer to my area.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Will F, You write, “… when the cowabunga comes … the police and the military will not be enough alone to quell the disorder. We WILL BE FORCED out of NECESSITY to provide for our own common defense!” That is exactly what we want to happen. We have to lure the radical libtards into revolting first. Then we get to use the federal logistical tail to help “restore order”. Don’t fill the prisons. Empty the magazine!

    Ansel Hazen
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    Ansel Hazen

    Maybe 2020 will be the catalyst for that change eh?

    Green Mtn. Boy
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    Green Mtn. Boy

    “I suspect there is an unspoken Trump vote that will not tell polls they support him. It is probably a big enough group of voters to mean that he is now tied with or leading Biden.”

    Gee ya think !

    Will
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    Will

    1-20-21 President Trump gets sworn in for his second term,Republicans gain lots of Senate seats,and get the House back. My prediction !

    mlhtd51
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    mlhtd51

    I hope Your Prediction is Correct, because if Your Wrong I believe the USA as we know it will be Destroyed.

    pieslapper
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    pieslapper

    Democrats let their masks slip.