Each day brings a new collection of polls that show the 2020 race for the White House looking more and more like a absolute blowout, and they also show that Donald Trump’s support among likely voters is dropping rapidly.
How bad are things right now? Bad enough that four reliably red states are trending away from Trump and toward Joe Biden, which is leading many election forecasters to predict a “blue tsunami,” according to The Washington Post:
“Voters’ disapproval of Trump’s handling of the pandemic and of the racial justice movement, as measured in public surveys, has buoyed Democrats down the ballot. Some long-shot Democratic challengers in Kentucky, South Carolina and other Republican strongholds reported staggering fundraising hauls in recent days, which party leaders see as a sign that their playing field could expand further.”
Here are the normally red states that Biden has a very real chance of winning:
Georgia has been trending from red to purple for the past few election cycles. In 2018, Democrat Stacey Abrams nearly beat Brian Kemp, who won by a few thousand votes.
In recent polls, Biden is leading Trump by 2 points in the Peach State.
A Democratic presidential candidate hasn’t won Kansas since Lyndon Johnson beat Barry Goldwater in 1964.
In May, Trump had a 12-point lead over Biden in Kansas. That lead is now down to single digits and Biden is within striking distance.
Trump won Montana by 20 points in 2016. But a recent poll from Montana State University shows that lead slipping to 5 points. That’s a warning sign to Republicans all across the Western United States.
Yes, you read that right: Texas is in play.
What does all of this tell us? That Trump is growing increasingly unpopular among all voters, no matter their party affiliation, and even in states that should be safely in the incumbent Republican’s corner.
It’s far too early to declare victory, but things are looking good at this point, and Trump is getting weaker with every misstep and the steady increase in coronavirus infections. He has failed to protect the American people, and they’re ready to kick him to the curb.