Has Donald Trump lost his magic?
After the 2022 first half fundraising numbers were released, that is what a lot of people are starting to think.
Trump not only failed to get to $50 million for the first time, but he also trailed Ron DeSantis by $9 million.
Tired of Trump?
So, right out of the gate, let me add a little something to this.
Donald Trump also has the Save America PAC, which generates some serious cash.
Now, this money is not included in Trump’s personal fundraising war chest, but it is fairly safe to assume the PAC does take away from donations made directly to his campaign.
Having said that, it is still rather shocking that Trump is lagging behind anyone, let alone the man that is the second favorite.
Trump “only” raised about $36 million in the first half of the year, while DeSantis pulled in $45 million.
To be clear, if Trump runs in 2024, he gets the nod, and I don’t care who they put up against him, but the question I continuously bring up is if Trump can win the general election.
This is something else I have been giving a lot of thought to.
Remember all those national polls in 2016 that had Hillary winning, then Trump pulled the upset?
Well, the polls were actually correct because they are national polls, and Hillary took the popular vote by about three million, which was very reflective of what the polls were saying at the time.
We know Trump will win all the red states and a handful of battleground states, probably all of them if Joe Biden continues to slip on every banana peel put in front of him.
My point is this… if Trump has a four-point lead in mock election polls, is that a sign of a landslide electoral college win?
Just some food for thought that Trump running may not be the nail-biter that I think it will be.
Source: Washington Examiner