Donald Trump’s presidency has been divisive, to say the least. While many have praised him for his America-first approach, his ongoing efforts to create more jobs and his attempts at improving economy, he’s not been without his critics and some of them have been very vocal indeed. His 2016 win came as a shock to many, largely because a lot of polls predicted that Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton would win. Can he do it again? Will Donald Trump win a second term?
Donald Trump held an official campaign launch event on 18 June 2019 and confirmed current Vice President Mike Pence would once again be on the ticket. He’s been actively drumming up support for a 2020 win and has held a large number of rallies to support his campaign and drum up funds. It’s been noted that Trump started his campaign for a second term a lot earlier than previous presidents, a sign that he’s especially keen to serve a full eight years as President.
Donald Trump will, of course, face some opposition in the upcoming election. There are two fellow Republicans, Joe Walsh and Bill Weld, who are running, along with no fewer than 15 Democrats (as of 9 Dec), with 14 Democrats having withdrawn. For this election, the Democrat party has had more candidates than any other party in the country’s history. The fact that the party has so many candidates for voters to choose from is something that some think could do the party more harm than good. There seems to be no surefire candidate that’s gaining popularity and seems a cert for the White House; there’s no ‘one to ‘watch’, nor is there anyone who seems to have enough support to actually beat Trump and become President. Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren seem to be the Democrat Party’s top three most likely candidates to beat Trump. However, all three have been plagued by various scandals and none of them has generated the same sort of feverish buzz and excitement that Trump himself generated when he was running his first campaign. In other words, it’s as if the Democrats are trying too hard; they’re throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks.
Bookies currently have Trump as the favourite to win. Pollsters, however, tell a different story. Results do vary by state, of course, though generally speaking the polling seems to show that many Democrat candidates would actually beat Trump. That being said, polls aren’t a guarantee of what will actually happen and they have been wrong before. Many fo the results from polls taken across the country are very close indeed, so if Trump’s going to win, it will be quite a tight win.
So will Trump actually win? The election will take place on Tuesday 3 November 2020 and a lot can happen until the day comes. Polls and odds will no doubt change from now until then as more Democrats drop out and frontrunners become clear. Trump clearly wants to be a two-term President, so the only thing that’s certain about the 2020 election is that Trump isn’t going to go down without a fight. He’s got a very good chance of winning, especially if he continues to do good for America by encouraging growth and prosperity and making the country great again.