It’s Official: 2020 Is Killing The Party of Trump

President Donald Trump, Sen. Cory Gardner (R).

Politico reports, and it’s very, very bleak news for Republicans at every level as November looms on the near horizon:

Support for President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic has hit an all-time low, according to a new survey, with a similarly substantial majority of Americans also disapproving of his response to widespread racial unrest.

An ABC News/Ipsos poll released Friday reports that a record 67 percent of respondents now disapprove of “the way Donald Trump is handling the response to the coronavirus,” while only 33 percent approve — the widest gulf in public sentiment since ABC News and Ipsos began surveying on the pandemic in March…

As for everything else going on?

The same percentage of respondents, 67 percent, also say they disapprove of “the way Donald Trump is handling race relations” amid protests against police brutality and racial injustice that began in late May after the killing of George Floyd. Just 32 percent of respondents say they approve of Trump’s handling of race relations.

These approval numbers on the central issues driving the news in 2020 are of course politically devastating for Trump and downballot Republicans assuming they translate into votes in November–and with all of 2020’s societal breakdowns and disruptions coming back to leadership that Trump has either failed to provide or villainously disregarded, this extremely high rate of public dissatisfaction is going to translate into votes. These numbers are another indicator that Trump’s total failure of leadership in the nation’s time of greatest need has set the entire Republican Party on a course for destruction in November. This is the “why” underscoring every poll showing Democrats from Joe Biden downward expanding their double-digit leads, and competing in places they shouldn’t be competitive.

Absent some deus ex machina no one can foresee today, there’s no coming back from this politically.

14 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. bullshit! says:

    I think everyone can feel this, we're all just waiting to see what horrible thing Trump does in desperation on his way out.

    • JohnInDenver says:

      Too early to see reaction to the idea of "schools must open" — I figure that is good to drive a little more disapproval.

      After that?  I don't think anyone believes Trump will have an Infrastructure week.  He's not going to be able to pass a big new program, nobody cares about how many more miles of Wall is put up, American troops will remain in in their existing deployments for the most part. 

      The only positive for Trump that hints at a October surprise boost is news of a vaccine.  The vaccine won't be deliverable by then, but even results from Stage 3 testing would buoy the public's mood.  I'd think it would be too little, too late. 

      • Conserv. Head Banger says:

        "I'd think it would be too little, too late……….."

        Maybe, JiD. But people that want Trump gone need to "keep the pedal to the metal" and keep on pushing hard. Coasting or any thinking that "it's in the bag" should not be allowed.

        As the late baseball great Yogi Berra supposedly said: "it ain't over 'til it's over."

      • RepealAndReplace says:

        October 2020 news of a vaccine will be about as credible as the October 1972 announcement by Kissinger that "Peace is at hand."

        The war eventually ended but not in October 1972.

      • davebarnes says:

        Putin will provide the vaccine to Fat Donnie™ in mid-October.

        After all, we know that a Putin-sponsored team created the virus in a Grupo Modelo laboratory. That is why it is call the Coronavirus.

    • NOV GOP meltdown says:

      In a similar vein, I was just thinking just yesterday about the ceremony after the inauguration, where the former president waits on the steps of the white house to receive the new president.  Trump will not be there.


  2. Diogenesdemar says:

    Isn’t this just exactly what Moderatus has been warning all you people about for over four years??? . . .

  3. davebarnes says:

    Civiqs ( gives Donnie Fatso™ a better grade than ABC. Interesting.


  4. unnamed says:

    So, you're saying that something good may come out of this year?  If so, great!  This year has kinda sucked.

    • Conserv. Head Banger says:

      Yep, it has sucked for a lot of people, especially those who lost their jobs in the Trump Recession.

      On the other hand, a couple of big trips that I had planned did not, and are not, happening. Driving much less. Not eating out in restaurants although have done carry-out several times from a favorite restaurant here in Lakewood.

      Have saved a ton of money which in turn has helped me give several thousand dollars more to a special .501(c)3 non-profit that is in need.

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