The poll numbers send a message to those who believe Trump’s grip on the Republican Party is loosening, said Tony Fabrizio, one of the top GOP pollsters who conducted the polls for Trump’s super PAC, ” Make America Great Again, Again!
“Poll after poll, it is clearly shown that former President Donald Trump is still the GOP’s 800-pound gorilla and would be his candidate in 2024 if he does run,” said Fabrizio, who confirmed the figures from POLITICO but did not provide them. “This new data clearly shows that today voters in these five key states would be happy to bring Trump back to the White House and send Biden to pack his bags.”
In another sign Trump is gearing up for a White House candidacy, his super PAC is holding its biggest fundraiser to date on December 2, when the nation’s top Republican donors are expected to meet at his Mar-a-Lago club. in Palm Beach, Florida
The super PAC is also expanding its board of directors to include Trump’s former acting director of national intelligence, Ric Grenell, and his former acting attorney general, Matt Whitaker. They will serve alongside former Florida State Attorney General Pam Bondi, who defended Trump in his first impeachment trial.
The former president’s other political action committee, Save America, recently hired longtime Trump assistant Lynne Patton to help him form political coalitions. Patton doubled as Trump’s spokesperson in recent appearances on Fox News and Newsmax.
For months, Trump has been building a turnkey operation in case he decides to announce a presidential candidacy. Advisers expect him to do so after midterm if Republicans capture at least one chamber of Congress. Fabrizio’s poll will be all the more encouraging for Trump, according to those familiar with the former president’s thinking.
A spokesperson for Trump’s political committees said the president was focusing on the midterm elections.
Biden has also publicly stated that he plans to run for re-election. Its backing super PAC, Unite The Country, is also gearing up in the five states the Trump campaign has focused on, first in view of the midterms and then the presidential race in 2024.
Steve Schale, CEO of Unite The Country, said he had no reason to doubt Fabrizio’s polls for Trump, as Biden’s polls have been dropping for months. But Schale noted that a midterm poll in a year is little predictive of what will happen in a presidential election three years from now.
“There are historical headwinds that we face, that any president faces during a term: five of the last seven midterm elections have been wave cycles for the other party,” Schale said.
He recalled that then-President Barack Obama was re-elected after Democrats were crushed in his first midterm election in 2010, and predicted that if Republicans took over Congress they would fire. too far to the right and would hurt Trump’s chances in 2024.
Yet after Democrats were humiliated at Virginia state races earlier this month, Schale issued a note to donors saying it was a “wake-up call” for the party and promised a “seven-figure” ad campaign to praise Biden’s accomplishments in Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Fabrizio’s poll suggests Biden could use the aid. On 10 different issues ranging from immigration to gun control to the economy, Trump beat Biden in the swing states, often in double digits, according to the poll.
The investigation, which was conducted Nov. 11-16, also reports that Trump is trusted more than the president to deal with rebuilding the country’s infrastructure – despite Trump’s failure. to implement an infrastructure bill and that Biden succeeded. Voters are divided over infrastructure legislation, the poll says, but have a more negative view of the larger spending plan called the “Build Back Better Act”. Democratic polls, however, find that a majority of voters support this legislation when its individual components are explained.
Fabrizio’s polls have not always been favorable to Trump. During the 2020 campaign, according to campaign advisers, Fabrizio’s polls were so dark for the incumbent that Trump didn’t like talking with him and was looking for other pollsters who would give him more favorable numbers.
Of the five states surveyed, the poll shows Georgia to be consistently the closest state between Trump and Biden, while Michigan and Wisconsin appear to be leaning most toward Trump or away from Biden.
Since the 2020 election, Trump has vigorously insisted on his baseless claims of a stolen election in all five states – more than anywhere else.
In recent months, Trump has focused on Michigan, endorsing 11 candidates there in state and federal races. It was only in a much larger Texas, where Trump supported 13 Republicans, that Trump did more to put his thumb on the scales.
“Our official position is that this is only half way through, and in some ways it is,” said a Trump adviser who spoke anonymously and was not permitted to comment in his speech. name. “But it’s all about Trump and the movement and what’s going on in 2024. Trump wants a rematch with Biden so badly that he can taste it.”