President Donald Trump may think that polls are fake news, but Republicans should be terrified of them right now as Trump’s approval rating has plummeted in every battleground state and he is down by double digits to the leading Democratic 2020 contenders.
A Fox News poll has already confirmed that former Vice-President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) are crushing Trump in hypothetical general election match-ups, which resulted in a Trump temper tantrum that continued into this week when he completely turned against the network.
But now a new Quinnipiac poll shows that Trump is getting crushed not just by Biden and Sanders, but by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), all by double digits. Even South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is beating Trump by nine points.
The top four Democrats in that poll have numbers above 50 percent while Trump is at or below 40 percent.
According to Quinnipiac University:
These low numbers may partly be explained by a lack of support among white women, a key voting bloc that voted for Trump in the 2016 election. Today, white women go for the Democratic candidate by double digits in every scenario. Though it is a long 14 months until Election Day, Trump’s vulnerability among this important voting group does not bode well for him.
For the first time since President Trump was elected, more voters say that the national economy is getting worse than getting better, with 37 percent saying it is getting worse.
The bad news for Trump does not end there. Trump’s own internal polling showed him underwater in most battleground states back in June. Now a Morning Consult poll confirms that his approval rating in those states is also terrible.
Trump’s approval in Wisconsin went from +3 to -14, in Michigan from +7 to -11, in Pennsylvania from +10 to -8, and in Florida from +22 to -1. In addition, he’s at -6 in Ohio, -17 in New Hampshire, and -1 in North Carolina. And then there are the surprising drops in Arizona, where Trump stands at -7. His approval is even down in Georgia and Texas from +18 to +2 and from +21 to +6 respectively.
This is a catastrophic scenario for Republicans down-ballot in battleground states as they try to hold on to control of the Senate, and they can already forget about taking back the House.
If these numbers hold, Republicans could be looking at the kind of defeat they have not suffered for decades, and all because they refuse to be a check on Trump’s policy decisions and behavior.
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