The reason why Republicans are facing a landslide defeat in November is that 55% of voters believe that Donald Trump is not fit to be president.
Here are the numbers from the latest Quinnipiac University poll:
American voters give President Trump his lowest grade for honesty since he was elected, saying 60 – 32 percent that he is not honest. Trump gets low grades on most character traits:
57 – 38 percent that he does not have good leadership skills;
55 – 41 percent that he does not care about average Americans;
65 – 30 percent that he is not level-headed;
57 – 39 percent that he is a strong person;
51 – 42 percent that he is intelligent;
60 – 33 percent that he does not share voters’ values;
55 – 41 percent that he is not fit to serve as president;
48 – 42 percent that he is mentally stable.
Voters want a check on unfit Trump
The reason why Republicans are facing a massive defeat is Donald Trump. The tax cuts don’t matter. The economic numbers don’t matter. The overarching issue that overshadows everything is Trump. Voters are most concerned about the issues of health care and wages, but Trump is always in the background. Trump is on the mind of every voter.
Midterm elections are usually about the incumbent president, but Republican candidates have been so worried about playing to Trump‘s base that they don’t see that the numbers are working against them. There are more people who oppose Trump than support him by consistent double-digit margins. Embracing Donald Trump is a sure way for a Republican candidate to get fewer votes in November.
Voters think that Trump is unfit, which is why they are likely to march to the polls and vote for Democrats this November.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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