Scott Rasmussen: Why Trump's loyal base can actually hurt his reelection chances

Trump has a strong base, but it’s not big enough for him to win the election

Updated: July 7, 2020 - 1:25pm

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In recent weeks, President Donald Trump has tried to maximize support among the white voters to rally his base.

He's pushed hard to reopen the economy and to present himself as the "law and order" president by defending American heritage.

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And the numbers show it.

Of those who say they will vote for Trump, 91% think he will win re-election. Among supporters of presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, only 81% say they believe the former vice president will emerge victorious. 

Trump has a strong base, but it’s not big enough for him to win the election. To clinch victory, he will have to win over Independents and others who are at least more confident in Trump than Biden to handle the epic topics of our day — the economy, combating the coronavirus, and dealing with racial inequality.

Scott Rasmussen talks about Trump’s reelection chances in his new Number of the Day podcast.

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