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Former President Donald Trump possibly tipped his hand about his intentions for the presidential election in 2024.
During his speech on Saturday when he was promoting the idea of Republicans taking back the Congress he used the word ”we” many times, The Western Journal reported.
“One of the first things we must do when Republicans retake Congress is stop Joe Biden’s inflation nightmare,” the 45th President of the United States said.
“…With your vote we will bring Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi’s socialist spending spree to a screeching halt. We’ll do that very quickly,” he said to the crowd.
In another part of the speech the former president promised to totally “ban” Critical Race Theory.
“… [W]hen we retake Congress, Republicans will ban critical race theory in our schools, ban it in our military and ban it … in every part of our federal, state and local governments,” he said in another part of the speech.
The Journal cited some examples of why it believes that the former president could win again in 2024 due to what has happened to the United States with President Joe Biden in charge.
Energy independence: gone. Wisdom regarding NATO, Ukraine and Russia: nonexistent. International respect for America: quickly fading. Economic growth: crashing. Response to COVID: chaotic and despotic.
Let’s not forget border security and the debacle in Afghanistan or growing perceptions by China and North Korea.
And none of this is abstract and remote. Biden’s likeness is appearing next to price indicators on gas pumps with the phrase “I did that!” Trips to the grocery store are depressing.
And a recent poll showed that the odds are stacked against Democrats heading into the midterm elections.
And that is an issue for Democrats as the most recent Rasmussen poll shows that 50 percent of likely voters would pick the Republican candidate over 30 percent who said they would pick the Democrat.
With inflation, gas prices, the disastrous withdraw from Afghanistan, the current crisis between Russia and Ukraine, the Southern border and more, these numbers should not be a stunner to anyone.
If the polls are accurate, and there are many polls that show Republicans with a commanding lead, then House Speaker and California Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s majority is all but certainly going to be a memory.
The Western Journal reported:
In March 2018, Democrats were ahead of Republicans by 46 percent to 40 percent. By November, the GOP had managed to close the gap and even take a small lead. A poll taken right before the 2018 midterms showed the Republicans with 46 percent and the Democrats, who won back the majority, with 45 percent.
The party of the president typically loses House seats in the midterms anyway. But making matters even worse for then-President Donald Trump in 2018 was the ongoing and fraudulent special counsel investigation. The Democrats had claimed he colluded with the Kremlin to win the 2016 election.
Rasmussen attributed the Republicans’ current lead to “greater GOP partisan intensity” and to strong Republican support among independent voters. The poll found that 46 percent of independents favored the Republican candidate compared with only 27 percent who preferred the Democrat, a difference of 19 percent.
The survey also found that 94 percent of Republicans would vote for their party’s candidate while 82 percent of Democrats said the same, a 12 percent differential.
And believe it or not, there is even worse news for the Democrats in this poll as it shows Republicans making headway with minority voters.
The poll showed 28 percent of black voters, along with 48 percent of other minorities, and 54 percent of white voters would pick the Republican candidate. It even showed that 50 percent of women would pick the Republican.