President Donald Trump is in a great position going into the 2020 election, and now there’s even more proof.
According to a new poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, Democratic voters basically have no idea about the policies of the 25 Democratic candidates.
Their lack of interest screams out loud that there’s no point in researching Trump’s opponents because they already know the president’s winning policies and they’re working.
As reported by MSN:
Nearly two dozen Democratic presidential candidates have crisscrossed the country for six months selling their vision for the United States. But, on the eve of the first debates in the campaign , a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows most Democratic voters haven’t fully tuned in.
Only 22% of Democrats registered to vote say they know a lot about the candidates’ positions, while 62% say they know a little. And only 35% say they’re paying close attention to the campaign, with almost two-thirds saying they’re paying some or no attention.
Two thirds of Democratic voters are paying only some, or no attention? Two thirds?
If that’s not proof of a red wave coming, than I don’t know what is!
Another interesting piece of proof is just the astonishingly large number of people running.
In a normal election people would ask themselves if they had what it took to beat the incumbent, and if they thought they stood a chance, they would run.
This election is different in that no one is asking themselves if they can beat him. They know that NO ONE can beat him… in the process, it has simply become an opportunity to get some national recognition, which everyone wants to do.
What else could explain such a high number? Vox jumped on board to try to give a good explanation:
At this point in 1987, for example, nearing the end of Ronald Reagan’s second term, there were 13 candidates, including many whose names would occupy the highest difficulty tiers of any political trivia contest. Who remembers former Rep. Doug Applegate of Ohio? Probably not even the 25,000 people who voted for him in 1988.
Because it’s a big chapter in the Biden saga, many know he was a candidate that cycle before dropping out in September 1987, but few remember a remarkably qualified candidate who stayed in a few days longer: Rep. Patricia Schroeder of Colorado, an eight-term Congress member who was an expert on defense modernization as well as an early advocate for family leave and child care. Similar years with open Democratic fields include 1976 (15 announced candidates), 1992 (nine candidates), and 2008 (eight candidates).
But none of those fields reached 21 candidates. There may be a few other reasons that this cycle is even more attractive to candidates than similar situations in the past. Six candidates are sitting senators. That’s more than in any cycle since 1976, when five of the most distinguished and mostly admirable senators of the 20th century received just 15 percent of the Democratic primary vote, combined.
Vox also mentioned that this election cycle is different because of money:
There’s also money — there’s just more of it than ever, more dollars and more donors. In the recent past, the biggest influence of money on presidential elections involved its scarcity. The finance chair of former Rep. Dick Gephardt’s unsuccessful 1988 campaign told a researcher later, “Candidates don’t lose elections. They run out of money and can’t get their planes off the ground.”
Lucky for the Democrats, there are plenty of candidates who can now get their planes off the ground, and maybe even get to the point where their name is recognized.
Unfortunately, they’ll be remembered as one of those many people who had no chance against Trump.
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