On Saturday, Donald Trump is holding a rally in Arizona.
While I fully expect the rally to be packed, there may not be quite as many Trump fans outside the rally as we are accustomed to seeing.
A recent polling of Arizona voters by Fox News offered up a bit of a shock for the 45th President of the United States.
Trump still has his loyalist, do not get me wrong, but there is movement on this end that some people who supported him before do not want a repeat of 2016-20 in terms of the drama.
One resident stated, “At this point, he’s a little too polarizing.”
Her husband added, “There are candidates out there – Republican candidates, obviously – that may be able to pull in people that he would lose.”
Another man stated, “But he upset too many people, and he upset them really bad, so I don’t think he’s good for the party.”
A college student in Arizona went along those same lines, stating, “I don’t think it’ll be best for our country for him to run for re-election.
“I think our Republican Party needs to be united.”
Most of the people that responded to Fox News told the outlet they wanted Ron DeSantis instead.
I still believe that Trump’s base has the numbers to get him past the primary, but that is now what I am worried about.
My concern is the general election and how many people sit out the election if Trump is the nominee.
If Trump runs, it will be a nail-biter of an election.
If DeSantis runs, I think it is game over.
This is not to say that Trump cannot win a significant amount of electoral votes, but I am saying a lot of states will be much tighter, with virtually every battleground state being up for grabs (but hey, he only needs to win by one vote, right).
If he wins those states, it will be by very narrow margins, whereas I think DeSantis can run away with it.
Source: Fox News