Former President Donald Trump is charging full speed ahead towards the Republican nomination for the third time, leaving the party’s voters with one burning question: Can Trump win in November? And the simple answer is: Yes, he can! Trump is already leading President Joe Biden in the RealClearPolitics polling average nationally, and that lead grows even more when those pesky third-party candidates are thrown into the mix.
In fact, Trump is not just beating Biden nationally, but also has a commanding lead in all seven battleground states measured by the latest Bloomberg Swing State poll. He’s even snagged an impressive 8-point lead in Nevada, a state he had never won before. Let’s not forget that in 2016, Trump emerged victorious over Hillary Clinton despite facing tougher polling numbers, and in 2020, he came within a whisker of securing a second term.
Sure, there are some naysayers and haters within the Republican Party who point to Trump’s 2020 loss and the party’s setbacks in the 2018 midterms and 2022 elections. But c’mon, can we really blame all that on Trump? The man has been fighting tooth and nail against the radical left and their media allies since day one!
But wait, there’s a big “but” hanging over Trump’s lead. The same Bloomberg-Morning Consult polling that shows his strength against Biden also includes a strong cautionary note: over half of swing-state voters say they wouldn’t vote for Trump if he were convicted of a crime, and that number goes up if he’s sentenced to prison. But come on, folks, we all know these poll numbers are as fickle as the wind. Just like those so-called “independents” who take these criminal cases against Trump more seriously than the loyal Republicans do.
And let’s not forget, the national polls are starting to tighten up as the reality of a Biden-Trump showdown sets in. Sure, a few polls may have Biden narrowly ahead, but with Trump’s disproportionate strength in the battleground states, any of those results could still lead to a Trump victory.
Now, there’s this former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley making noise about Trump’s riskiness and pushing her own bid for president. But let’s be real here, folks. Trump is still trouncing her by a whopping 56 points nationally. The Democrats’ favorite dream, running against Trump again, is just that — a dream. Face it, they’re terrified of running against anyone who shares Trump’s values.
So, despite Haley’s efforts, it looks like Trump is clearing the field and getting ready for the race of his life. There’s no doubt that Trump will be the Republican nominee, and those who were hoping for the contrary have only a fleeting moment left to sway the loyal Republican base. But let’s be honest, the majority has already spoken, and they want Trump back in the driver’s seat, making America great again.