Trump Is Betting on Race in 2020. He May Not Have a Choice.
The president needs the voters who approve of his record on the economy but disapprove of him overall. His racist attacks this week only hurt that cause.
This is a really interesting angle from
, who asks whether some of the voters the GOP lost in 2018 might be *permanently* alienated from Trump:
study documents key swing voters for 2020: those who approve of Trump's economic record but still disapprove of him overall. They r mostly less partisan suburban men & they trust him on managing econ, but not much else. Details here.
Alfons López Tena
Trump’s base isn’t enough. The only presidents since 1952 who sought reelection with approval ratings below 50% –Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and George H. W. Bush– all lost.
In 2020, President Trump must convince voters who approve of his record on the economy but disapprove of his overall performance,
writes. His racist attacks this week only hurt that cause.
Useful piece from Ron Brownstein on conflicted voters, who approve of Trump's performance on the economy but disapprove of his performance overall, and who will decide the 2020 election.