More bad news arrived Wednesday for the Trump reelection campaign, and it came in the form of a poll which shows that the president’s so-called signature issue — the economy — has now become a liability for him.
The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows that not only is Trump underwater with his approval rating on the economy, he’s also lost a full 15 points on the issue in just one month’s time:
“Voters now give Biden a slight lead over Trump in a direct match up when it comes to handling the economy. Voters say 50 – 45 percent that Biden would do a better job handling the economy, a reversal from June when Trump held a slight lead 51 – 46 percent.”
Even more ominous for the president is that Biden leads him on every major issue that voters say they care about:
- On handling a crisis, Biden leads by a margin of 57 to 38 percent
- On health care, Biden bests Trump 58 to 35 percent
- On the coronavirus response, Biden is up by 59 to Trump’s 35 percent
- On addressing racial inequality in the nation, Biden leads by a whopping 62 to 30 percent
Voters also say they don’t believe they can trust Trump, with 66 percent noting they don’t consider the incumbent to be honest.
And then there’s Trump’s overall job approval rating, which also shows just how deep a hole Trump will have try and dig out of:
“Voters give President Trump a negative 36 – 60 percent job approval rating, a 6 point drop in his job approval compared to last month. In that June 18th poll, Trump had a negative 42 – 55 percent job approval rating. Trump’s net job approval is his worst since August of 2017.”
What was Trump’s response to the latest bad news from the Quinnipiac poll? He demoted his campaign manager, Brad Parscale, and promoted Bill Stepien to take his place. In other words, he’s rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic, and that’s never a good sign with the election now less than 4 months away.
This is no time for Democrats to get complacent, however. Trump is destroying himself and his chances for a second term, but we still have to organize, raise money, and vote in enormous numbers. That’s how we take our country back and assure ourselves a stronger, safer, and more just future.