Trying to make sense out of Donald Trump words and actions is nearly impossible The real problem is that people have tried to make sense of him in his presidential role. Move that aside, and think of Trump as that weird uncle that everyone seems to have.
Let us say weird uncle Donald traveled down to Yuma, to see his 30-foot-tall slatted wall. Then, he told those around him that his wall could stop the coronavirus. Well, even if that could ever be true, a lot of those mini-vampires must have bounced right back into Arizona.
The path of the virus initially moved from the States down to Mexico. Of course, they would not have had to bounce back into Arizona. They could have just walked around the three new miles of Trump’s wall or dug under it.
Fort Worth, TX Republican Tom Diamond, 31, plans to give the president his vote but with real misgivings. He thought Trump handled the pandemic poorly, but has the president’s values on the ” economy, health care, and abortion:”
‘[Trump is] “a poor leader” [and Biden seems] like a guy you can trust. Part of you just feels icky voting for him. But definitely from a policy perspective, that’s where my vote’s going to go.’
No wonder then that former Vice President Joe Biden has been leaving the president in the dust. With the November election countdown already in action, POTUS dropped a whopping 14 points from Biden. The commander-in-chief’s failure around the coronavirus pandemic has been his downfall, according to The New York Times and Siena College national poll.
Biden came in with 50 percent of the interviewees, and Trump took a mere 36 percent, according to The New York Times. The president has never been truly popular since he was sworn in. Of course, POTUS has done little to broaden his support past his uber-right base voters. That meant he came in with just 46 of the popular vote and squeaked by in the Electoral College when he ran against Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Then, there was the fatal drop in the economy. Paired with his tragic handling of the pandemic and the nation-wide protests over racial injustices, Trump will have a difficult time pulling back into the lead.
Biden took the Black, Hispanic, female, and younger voters by “enormous margins:”
‘[T]he former vice president has also drawn even with Mr. Trump among male voters, whites and people in middle age and older — groups that have typically been the backbones of Republican electoral success, including Mr. Trump’s in 2016.’
Denver resident Arlene Myles, 75, has been a Republican for almost 60 years. Then, she switched to Independent when Trump was being impeached. Myles said that she gave Trump a chance, but she thinks that he and the Republicans are hopeless:
‘I was one of those people who stuck by Nixon until he was waving goodbye. I thought I was a good Republican and thought they had my values, but they have gone down the tubes these last few years. I wish he [Biden] was younger.]’
Trump’s favorables were 27 percent against his 50 percent unfavorables. York County in Southern Maine resident Harry Hoyt, 72, has voted for both parties:
‘Biden would be a better candidate than Trump, simply because he’s a nice person. One of the most important things to me is the character of the man in charge of our country.’
Bloomington, IN resident Nicholas Angelos, 20, said:
‘Biden is the] lesser of two evils. [Biden would] try his best [versus Trump] an autocrat [an anti-science.’
Resident of Salt Lake City, UT, Lindsay Clark, 37, probably will vote for Trump:
‘[Biden was physically and mentally up to the task” of being president. But Ms. Clark expressed little admiration for Mr. Trump, whom she called presidential. I was just trying to think if I could think of something off the top of my head that I was like, ‘Yes, I loved when you did that!’ And I kind of just can’t.’
The New York Times/Siena College poll included 1,337 random registered voters. The poll took place from June 17 to June 22.
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