The former president of the United States donald trump is described as “frighteningly eligible” to the presidency of the country in an analysis published on the magazine’s website The
The magazine says: “What powerful armor Donald Trump wears. It is not hampered by a post-presidential impeachment trial, four ongoing criminal trials for 91 alleged crimes, and all the attacks from Republican challengers for the party’s 2024 nomination.”
Trump participated in a court hearing last Monday, 6. He is accused in the case of civil fraud, for allegedly inflating the value of the family’s properties in statements to banks and insurance companies, in order to obtain better loans. At the time, the republican clashed with judge Arthur Engoron.
Despite that, The Economist says “if the election were held tomorrow, he [Trump] I would even be considered the favorite.”.
“In battleground states, 42% of Hispanic voters and 22% of African Americans said they would vote for Trump, which, if true, would mark the collapse of support among minorities that Democrats have relied on for decades,” analyzes The Economist.
The magazine follows: “Voters also said they trust Trump to do a better job managing the economy (59% to 37% for Biden); and on immigration (53% to 41%); and even in the Israel-Palestine conflict (50% to 39%). Seven in ten voters said they thought Biden was too old to be an effective president — including a majority of Democrats.”
According to the text, “David Axelrod, a prominent Democratic political strategist who helped elect Barack Obama, gently suggested that Biden should consider resigning from the candidacy.”
The Economist ends by saying that “The best argument for those who defend Biden is that the polls are just a snapshot of the moment, and that public opinion changes.”
“As political scientists Christopher Wlezien and Will Jennings discovered in their study of decades of elections in dozens of countries, polls taken a year in advance are almost useless in predicting the final outcome.”highlights the magazine, considering that this situation “is clearly not where the Biden campaign expected to be a year from the election.”