Mainstream Media Admits: Trump’s HUGE Primary Turnout Is Bad News For 2020 Dems
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President Donald Trump is arguably the strongest he has ever been politically.
With his approval ratings reaching record highs, the economy smashing records, and the impeachment charade behind him, the mainstream media is admitting that the president may be impossible to beat in the 2020 election.
Politico reported on Sunday that Democratic presidential hopefuls better look out, saying Trump's gigantic crowd sizes at hi rallies and primary voter turnout are a huge "warning sign."
"Impeachment has lit a fire under the Trump base — and I anticipate it will burn until Election Day in November," ex-Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., chairman of the pro-Trump Republican Jewish Coalition, told Politico. "Voter intensity is a key element in electoral success."
Trump's turnouts in Iowa and New Hampshire smashed his predecessors, including earning 129,696 votes in the New Hampshire primary, more than doubling the re-election years of former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, according to the report.
The massive turnout is a reflection of organic enthusiasm among conservatives and a sophisticated effort by Trump's campaign to rev up its get-out-the-vote machine ahead of the general election. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Iowa and New Hampshire ahead of voting, and the campaign flooded the two states with high-profile surrogates and launched a Facebook advertising blitz reminding supporters to cast ballots.
The efforts are paying off, with Republicans turning out in historic numbers. Trump received more than 31,000 votes in the Iowa caucus, surpassing the 25,000 Democrats who turned out during Barack Obama’s successful 2012 reelection bid. Trump’s share was more than four times the number of Republicans who caucused during George W. Bush’s 2004 reelection campaign.
The vote totals in New Hampshire were even starker. The president received 129,696 votes, more than doubling Obama and Bush's totals.
"There is a personal vote for Donald Trump that is unshakable," pollster John Couvillon told Politico. "Republican voters are willing to go out."
And, notably, this is without a true challenge in his primary, where only former Massachusetts GOP Gov. Bill Weld remains. Trump's appealing to his conservative base is "George W. Bush strategy on steroids," Democratic strategist Jeff Link told Politico.
"This is the problem that every party finds itself in when it's running against an incumbent president," former Bush aide Scott Jennings told Politico. "Trump is going to be difficult to beat, just like Obama was difficult to beat and just like Bush was difficult to beat."
Politico has a point.
While Trump has tens of thousands of supporter showing up to every single one of his rallies, top Democratic 2020 hopefuls can barely get dozens of people to fill a bowling alley.
This was the same in 2016 when they were telling us he had no path to 270 and would get destroyed by Hillary Clinton in the Electoral College.
Now, they are trying to claim almost all of the Democratic candidates can beat Trump.