People in the GOP, White House, and Trump’s campaign increasingly think they will lose the White House, and maybe the Senate too, reports say
- Republicans and White House officials fear that President Donald Trump is headed for defeat, according to a series of recent reports.
- Some fear the GOP could lose control of the Senate in a “blue wave” of Democratic votes on November 3.
- The gloom from Republicans seems supported by polling data, which paints an increasingly negative picture for Trump.
- Trump’s much criticised performance in his debate with Joe Biden and, his behavior when diagnosed with COVID-19, are among factors said to be alienating voters.
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Fears are growing in the Republican Party and White House that Democratic nominee Joe Biden may be on course for a landslide presidential election victory, according to multiple reports.
The weekend brought further gloomy polling data for the Trump campaign, with an ABC/Washington Post poll released Sunday showing that Biden has support of 53% of likely voters to Trump’s 41%.
The result matched trends in a series of other recent polls showing the president trailing Biden on average by 10 points or more.
Swing state polls brought more bad news — with Biden continuing to hold a lead in states that flipped to the Republicans in 2016: Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan, according to data compiled by the New York Times.
Though the races in these states are tighter, Biden’s lead has been consistent. It led to a rash of bad headlines prompted by worried insiders:
- Citing dozens of White House and Trump campaign officials, the Associated Press reported on Monday the fear that Trump’s widely criticised first debate performance with Biden and erratic response after being diagnosed with COVID-19