The size of the crowds President Donald Trump draws in can’t be ignored. The guy packs stadiums that result in overflow crowds that number in the thousands.
Rush Limbaugh couldn’t help but notice this as well as he watched the events unfold for Donald Trump’s campaign stop in Orlando, Florida. Thousands had come to see the President speak, and waited for hours beforehand to do so, making it look like the launch of a new iPhone back in Apple’s heyday.
According to the Daily Wire’s James Barrett, Limbaugh senses bad weather on the horizon for Democrat primary shoo-in Joe Biden, the man Democrats have likely decided to take on Trump:
“Imagine if you’re Joe Biden last night,” said Rush (transcript via RushLimbaugh.com). “You’re Joe Biden last night, and your advisers come in, and they say, ‘Joe, don’t sweat it, don’t sweat anything that happened last night. What happened last night doesn’t mean anything, Joe. The debates are the only thing that matter, Joe, and you’re gonna wipe the floor with this guy, Joe. You’re gonna wipe the floor about him in the debates, and you got the big money behind you, Joe. You got fundraisers, you’re setting records all over. Joe, don’t sweat this stuff last night.'”
But then came a tweet from Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel early Wednesday morning: “Donald Trump has raised a record-breaking $24.8 million in less than 24 hours for his reelection,” she announced. “The enthusiasm across the country for this president is unmatched, unlike anything we have ever seen.”
@realDonaldTrump has raised a record breaking $24.8M in less than 24 hours for his re-election. The enthusiasm across the country for this President is unmatched and unlike anything we’ve ever seen! #trump2020 #KeepAmericaGreat
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) June 19, 2019
That’s no small amount of cash. Not to mention the fact that it puts to shame other fundraising efforts by Democrats. Bernie Sanders raised $18 million by comparison.
Poll after poll indicates that Biden does have the edge over Trump, but as I discussed on Wednesday, we’ve seen this before in 2016. Hillary Clinton was set to slam Trump in almost every poll, but his packed rallies were telling a different story.
The Daily Wire also notes that other polls are giving us a different view of the landscape, which Limbaugh cites:
The Firehouse-Optimus poll, conducted from June 11-13, shows Trump with a tremendous surge in Pennsylvania; Biden had an eight-point lead in March that has narrowed to a scant one-point lead. The Trump “base” in Pennsylvania has a huge lead over the Democratic “base.” Trump’s stands at 42%, dwarfing the Democrats’, which is at 24%. … Since March, Biden’s lead over Trump in Wisconsin has shrunk from 12 percentage points to six. The Trump “base” in Wisconsin, according to the poll, rests at 37%; the Democratic “base” stands at 32%. Trump’s approval rating has risen from 41% to 44% since March. In Michigan, where the Trump “base” is 39% and the Democratic base rests at 32%, Trump and Biden were tied in March; Biden now holds a slim three-point lead, leaving them in a statistical dead heat.
At this point, many of the polls touting the strength of Biden’s voting public coming into 2020 is, in a word, unreliable.
Even Chris Cuomo couldn’t help but note that Democrats aren’t packing stadiums like Trump is, and went so far as to ask Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar why that is. Klobuchar tried to say that Democrats were packing stadiums like Trump, however, this is a bold lie.
Limbaugh is correct in his assessment. All the roads point to failure for Biden at this juncture, and many had that forecast going in.
Top economists predicted Trump’s victory in 2020 back in March due to the fact that when an economy is strong, it’s hard to dislodge a sitting president from office.
“The economy is just so damn strong right now and by all historic precedent the incumbent should run away with it,” said Donald Luskin, chief investment officer of TrendMacrolytics.
“Even if you have a mediocre but not great economy — and that’s more or less consensus for between now and the election — that has a Trump victory and by a not-trivial margin,” said Yale economist Ray Fair.
“If the election were held today, Trump would win according to the models and pretty handily,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics and regular Trump critic. “In three or four of them it would be pretty close. He’s got low gas prices, low unemployment and a lot of other political variables at his back. The only exception is his popularity, which matters a lot. If that falls off a cliff it would make a big difference.”
Biden actually winning would take nothing short of a miracle at this point. While it’s not smart to discount the GOP’s talent for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, Trump’s popularity mixed with his dominance of the economy is essentially his golden ticket to four more years.