They’ve tried humiliating him, disgracing him and financially and ethically ruining him, but Donald Trump is still standing – like the boorish house guest that wouldn’t leave.
As the former president heads to New Hampshire again this weekend, a new poll puts him atop President Biden and pummeling his nearest GOP opponent, Gov. Ron DeSantis.
The long-awaited release of his taxes — sought by Democrats for years — was pretty much a dud.
The classified documents scandal — which Democrats hoped to use to put him in jail — has been neutered by revelations that Biden was in possession of secret documents in his garage and home.
The economy is still teetering and inflation soaring under Biden’s administration.
The U.S-Mexico border crisis is still raging, providing fuel for Republicans and Trump.
No strong Democrat has emerged as a fresh alternative to Biden. Who are Democrats going to rally around — Gavin Newsom?
Biden’s problems are the Democrats’ problems, no matter how much they try to run from them.
Prosecutors in New York could still try to indict Trump, but even that could make him stronger as Republicans circle the wagons around the besieged former president.
Democrats right now are pinning their hopes on a weakened 80-year-old Biden winning a second term.
There’s still a lot of time between now and the 2024 election but what are the odds Biden will be in a strong position in another year and a half?
In a national poll that stunned many Democrats, Trump leads Biden by 3 points – 44 to 41 – in a hypothetical 2024 matchup. Ten percent want someone else.
This is a reversal from an Emerson poll last November, where Biden led Trump by 4 points.
Among GOP voters, Trump holds a whopping 26-point lead over DeSantis, although the Florida governor did gain a few points since the last poll. Former Vice President Mike Pence gets just 6% support, while former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is at 3%. Pence is so weak that Trump gave a supportive tweet to the former VP after it was disclosed that Pence had documents marked classified at his Indiana home.
Biden did get some good news – 58% of Democrats say they think he should be the party’s nominee.
So it’s looking increasingly like we’ll see a Biden-Trump rematch in another year, like it or not.
Trump’s surprise visit to New Hampshire on Saturday is the first time he’s been to the Granite State since announcing his 2024 bid. It will be a good test of how much support he has.