It ain’t so simple for them….
Donald Trump IS the overwhelving choice fro Republicans polled a bit more than 2 years out from Election Day…
Republican insiders are well aware that just lik in 2020?
Trump HIMSELF could help Joe Biden post another win….
(He STILL can’t get past the FACT that he LOST to Biden)
While the newest Wall Street Journal poll has Biden and Trump tied at 45%….
The majority of respondents in the poll see Trump in a negitive light personally….
Faced with a Biden-Trump choice, the nation could not be more evenly split, at least according to a new Wall Street Journal poll. The survey finds 45 percent of registered voters favoring Biden and 45 percent favoring Trump in a hypothetical 2024 contest between the two men.
The poll is a startling reminder of Trump’s political resilience.
The former president was impeached twice — once for shady dealings with Ukraine and the second time for his role in inciting the Jan. 6, 2021, riot. He faces several investigative probes and has repeated his false claims of election fraud ad nauseum. He’s also been banned from the social media platforms where he once seemed omnipresent.
Despite it all, he is in a dead heat to beat the incumbent president.
But even amid encouraging poll numbers, some erstwhile Trump admirers wonder if his divisiveness makes him too flawed a candidate for the GOP to put up in 2024….
Referring to the perception of Trump among Republican voters, Bennett added, “They love the fight in him. Everybody loves the policies he embodied. But they could do without some of the silliness. And he is also going to have to come up with a reason to run that isn’t just ‘I’m pissed that I lost.’”…
Trump World is also steadfast in the belief that the former president is far better attuned to the populist sentiments of today’s GOP base than any other likely candidate.
That said, a Trump run would not be a straightforward coronation. Many in the GOP are alarmed at the idea of a Trump candidacy, believing that too many people among the general public simply will never vote for him.
In an Economist-YouGov poll released this week, Trump was viewed unfavorably by 56 percent of adults and favorably by just 41 percent.
Lucy Caldwell, a political strategist who describes herself as an “ex-Republican,” told this column, “I hope it is Trump in 2024 because I think he will be more beatable than these other Republicans.” ….