President Donald J. Trump is on track for reelection in 2024 as long as he stays on his current course, according to pollster John McLaughlin of McLaughlin & Associates.
Speaking on the “John Solomon Reports” podcast last week, McLaughlin likened Trump’s situation to that of former President Ronald Reagan heading into the 1980 election after losing the Republican primaries in 1976.
“There’s only one person that can beat Donald Trump, and that’s Donald Trump,” the pollster and strategist said. “But if Donald Trump keeps playing it smartly and correctly, as he’s done over the past two years, like Ronald Reagan, he will come back, and he will be elected.”
Trump, for his part, has been focusing his energy on getting Republicans to the polls in 2022, which McLaughlin said he believed to be the right approach given the current state of the country.
Citing his company’s most recent national survey, McLaughlin noted that 65 percent of voters feel the country is headed in the wrong direction, and 67 percent of that group attribute that position to the policies and leadership of Joe Biden.
Meanwhile, he added, the Republican Party has been gaining momentum for months.
“Three months ago, the Republicans were tied 45-45 in the generic polls,” he recalled. “Then, in September, it was 48-44 – Republicans went ahead. Now, it’s 49-43. We have not seen numbers like this since 1994.”
Further noting that Biden’s approval rating is currently “upside-down” at 45 percent approval and 52 percent disapproval, McLaughlin revealed that two of the top issues concerning voters were the economy and crime.
“We’re a lot less secure, and the only way we fix it is going out to vote Nov. 8,” he contended. “So, we’re seeing a surge that’s really good right now – you know, you’re in your final 12 days – and people have to go and vote. Especially if they want to affect any kind of change and put the brakes on the demise of America.”
Although President Trump has yet to issue an official announcement on a 2024 presidential run, he has repeatedly hinted that he is strongly considering it.
Most recently, at an Oct. 22 rally in Robstown, Texas, Trump noted that he “ran twice and won twice,” adding, “And now, in order to make our country successful, safe, and glorious again, I will probably have to do it again.”
The remark, a departure from the president’s usual statement that he “may have to” run again, delighted the thousands-strong crowd of supporters.
While the question of when the Trump faithful can expect such an announcement remains a mystery, with the midterm elections just one week away, it may be coming sooner than they think.