Quantcast

Democrats Becoming Worried Trump Can’t Be Beat

‘I hear comments all the time that after what’s happened in the first two primaries we only have a 50–50 chance…’

Democrats Becoming Worried Trump Can't Be Beat
Donald Trump / IMAGE: The Sun via Youtube

(Claire Russel, Liberty Headlines) A growing number of Democrats are worried the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee won’t be able to beat President Donald Trump in November, according to The Hill.

Trump has the incumbent advantage, and he’s also heading into the general election with strong economic growth supporting his campaign. Meanwhile, as the Democratic Party’s presidential nominees fight over who is best able to take on Trump, several Senate Democrats are privately expressing concern that the internal division will help Trump.

In particular, Democrats are worried about the low voter turnout in both the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries. Plus, Sen. Bernie Sanders’s recent rise has only exacerbated tensions between the left wing and the Democratic establishment.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

“I hear comments all the time that after what’s happened in the first two primaries we only have a 50–50 chance. It’s not looking good,” one Democratic senator said.

Another Democratic senator said that the Democratic infighting has inadvertently given Trump a campaign pitch: “It’s given him a lot to talk about, and people have kind of become used to his misbehavior,” the second senator said. “I think everyone’s very nervous right now, and that nervousness is contributing to this sense of, whoever wins [the nomination], we’ve got to be there together.”

Despite the Democrats’ impeachment efforts, Trump’s approval ratings have remained steady. And in some polls, they’ve even grown. Trump’s campaign is also raising and spending millions of dollars more than any of the Democratic candidates.

“They’re targeting their people, they’re going to get their people out,” the Democratic senator said of Trump’s reelection campaign.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

There’s also a chance that the Democratic primary will result in a contested convention, which will give Trump a substantial organizing advantage.

“You hear everybody talk, ‘If we take all that time, how are they going to be able to get organized to combat what [the president] is doing?’” the senator explained.

- Advertisement -

TRENDING NOW

Missouri Governor Pardons McCloskeys

(Headline USA) Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced Tuesday that he made good on his promise to pardon a couple who gained notoriety for pointing guns...

Trump-Backed Coal Lobbyist Wins Ohio Primary; AOC’s Candidate Loses

(Associated Press) Mike Carey, a coal lobbyist backed by former President Donald Trump, beat a bevy of Republicans in central Ohio, while Cuyahoga County Council...

Teachers Unions Again Flex Political Muscle, This Time on Masking

(Kerry McDonald, Foundation for Economic Education) On Monday, the Massachusetts Teachers Union unanimously voted to endorse mandatory mask-wearing for all students in preschool through college,...

DeSantis Shreds Victim-Shaming Reporter over Question about Kids in ICU

A reporter tried to bait Florida's Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday with a 'gotcha' question about a rise in hospitalizations for children as...

Mich. Reps. Ask IG to Investigate Why DOJ Dropped Nursing Home Deaths Probe

(Bruce Walker, The Center Square) Three members of Congress from Michigan are asking the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct a...

UPDATE: Accused Groper Joe Biden Backs Cuomo Resignation

Editor's Note: Story will continue to be updated throughout the day as additional details unfold. UPDATE 6:00 PM 8/3/21: After long maintaining his silence on...

RON JOHNSON: Whitmer Hoax Raises Questions on FBI’s Role in Jan. 6 Capitol Revolt

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., suggested this weekend that the FBI knew more about the planning of the Jan. 6 US Capitol uprising than it...

Portland Can’t Find Cops to Fill Dissolved Anti-Riot Unit as Murders Skyrocket

Swept away by "Defund the Police" fervor last year, the Portland City Council eliminated the police department's Gun Violence Reduction Team, and now not...

CNN’s Chris Cuomo Helped Embattled Brother Craft Victim-Shaming Attack

CNN's Chris Cuomo helped his embattled brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, draft a victim-shaming statement that the governor's advisers ultimately kept from being...
- Advertisement -