By Jon Dougherty
A new survey from Quinnipiac variously labeled as “stunning” and “predictive” by ‘those in the know’ claims to have found that POTUS Donald Trump is behind the six leading contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.
The Blaze breathlessly reports, warning us that it’s early but such signs ‘cannot be ignored’:
A new poll pits President Donald Trump against six of the top Democratic contenders in a theoretical match-up of the 2020 presidential election, and the results are rather stunning.
The Quinnipiac University poll shows that the president is in negative territory against all six of the top Democratic candidates.
Former Vice President Joe Biden fares the best against Trump with 53 percent over 40 percent, a staggering double-digit difference.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has a lead of 9 points over the president, from 51 percent to 42 percent.
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) leads the president by 8 points, from 49 percent to 41 percent.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is also ahead of the president from 49 percent to 42 percent, a difference of 7 points.
Both South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) beat Trump in the poll with 47 percent to 42 percent, a difference of 5 points.
Cory Booker beating POTUS Trump? Pete Buttigieg? Come on.
Wait, okay. As usual, Democrats are oversampled (33 percent to 31 percent self-identified Republicans); and many are likely hidden in the 28 percent of “Independents.” How do we know? Because other polling in recent months has Trump winning Independents. And millennials.
In fact, there isn’t a Democrat running who has anything like the kind of record to put up against the president by the time the debates come next year. By then, the president will have had three straight years of economic growth, stock market growth, better and more job creation, and trade deals out the wazoo — including one with China (bet on it).
Not only that, but illegal immigration will have been greatly reduced by then thanks to the just-signed agreement with Mexico (bet on it), more of the wall will be built, and the administration will win major victories at the Supreme Court enabling his agenda to move forward.
Oh, and Americans will finally know all of what the Obama-Biden administration did to try to depose a duly elected president, via Spygate. Might even be some trials taking place by election day next year, or some convictions may have already occurred.
So, as disgusted as some Americans may be with, say, the president’s Twitter habit, the thought that most of us will vote to turn over the Trump success story to any Left-wing, Marxist-loving Democrat is, at this point, laughable.
Just completely laughable.
Remember Hillary? She was a shoo-in, too (look how that turned out?).
Biden may finally get his party’s nomination, but he’s going to have to go far, far Left to even compete for the growing, increasingly unhinged faction of Pelosi types who have been feeding them ‘Trump’s a criminal’ jargon for two years.
That won’t play with a majority of Americans.
Neither will Sanders’ socialism. And let’s not forget these are two ‘white men’ in a party increasingly defined by its racism (against whites this time but hey, what goes around, comes around for the Democratic Party, doesn’t it?).
This poll is “stunning” only insofar as it is taken seriously by far too many people.
It’s little more than a Left-wing media attempt to drive the news, not report it, and to create a narrative early on that The Donald is vulnerable.
Oh, and look, it comes at a very low point for Democrats who have to stage show hearings with Nixon-era has-beens because they can’t even get enough support in the House or in the country to impeach (because the president hasn’t committed any impeachable offenses).
Anyone who puts any stock at all in this ‘stunning’ new survey probably still thinks Hillary’s going to win in 2020.
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