Donald Trump needs to make a course correction before his political ship hits an iceberg of discontent, making it sink faster than the Titanic.
Donald Trump’s behavior is causing some in the GOP concerns. Take, for example, John Thune:
“‘I think right now obviously Trump has a problem with the middle of the electorate, with independents, and they’re the people who are going to decide a national election,’ Senate Majority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.) said Wednesday.
‘I think he can win those back, but it will probably require not only a message that deals with substance and policy, but I think a message that conveys a perhaps different tone,’ he added.
Asked if the polling showing Trump well behind Biden is a wake-up call, Thune said it’s a ‘message’ the White House needs to change its strategy.
‘These polls are a snapshot in time and the electorate as we know can be very fluid, but I do think it’s a message that there needs to be certainly a change in probably strategy as far as the White House’s messaging is concerned,’ he said.” The Hill
Thune is correct, polls are a snapshot in time. Current polling is a snapshot of what is happening now and is not a predictor of the future. November is a long way off and Trump has time to make the course correction with a new messaging plan directed toward moderates. Without that course correction, Biden will win. Current polling shows Biden could win even if he continues with his basement campaign.
Historically, most voters do not begin to make up their minds about an election until 6 weeks from Election Day. As the election draws closer, voters become more solid in their decision on who to vote for. Before this point, things often remain fluid with current events influencing voter decisions.
The bottom line? Trump needs a drastic course direction to win and he still has time to do it.
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