“Do you miss him yet?”
Wyoming congressional hopeful Harriet Hageman asked that question of the historic crowd gathered in Casper, Wyoming, to hear President Donald Trump speak on Saturday.
The audience took their cue well, roaring in response to Hageman’s question and then again when asked by the 45th president himself if he should run for another term in 2024.
But while enthusiasm for Trump is obviously par for the course at one of his signature rallies, what would the response be among the “Never Trump” crowd? What about the RINO Republicans who clutched their pearls at the thought of four more years of “mean tweets”?
To answer that question, let’s first take a look at how the current administration is faring.
According to a poll from The Associated Press-NROC Center for Public Research, this month, Joe Biden logged his most dismal presidential approval rating yet, with just 39 percent of U.S. adults responding favorably to his leadership.
Further, only 20 percent of adults said they believed the U.S. was headed in the right direction – down a whopping 10 percent from just one month prior. And that difference, the AP noted, is coming from a drop in support among Biden’s own Democrat base.
But perhaps what should be even more concerning for the half-century career politician is that a recent Rasmussen poll found 55 percent of likely U.S. voters – including 36 percent of Democrats – believe that cheating changed the results of the 2020 presidential election.
In other words, a clear majority of voters do not believe that Joe Biden was legitimately elected president, and that should concern everyone.
But while Democrats quietly search for a possible replacement for Biden as a contender for the next presidential election, Trump has retained strong support among his base.
According to Morning Consult polling, the 45th president has the approval of approximately 80 percent of Republicans throughout the key swing states of Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, despite recent primary hiccups. In fact, Trump’s domination of the party is so clear that even RINO detractors like Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, have been forced to admit as much.
Further, thanks to record inflation, skyrocketing fuel costs, food shortages, and more, FiveThirtyEight now has Biden down as the most unpopular of any polling-era president at this stage in their term. Trump’s favorability, meanwhile, is at nearly the highest it has ever been at 44.1 percent, per Real Clear Politics.
But while a potential rematch in 2024 may still be too soon to predict, one thing remains clear: Whether its on the ballot or just everyone’s minds, the “Ultra MAGA” movement is far from over.