Former President Donald Trump shared a post saying women “love and miss him” on his Truth Social platform on Friday, days before the midterm elections.
Trump pointed to an article by DC Applicant with the headline “New Poll Shows Women Love and Miss Trump, Ditch Democrats in Double-Digit Landslide” which discussed a the wall street journal survey Wednesday of suburban white women.
His latest post comes as Republicans look set to win in the November 8 midterm elections, with the GOP favored to take control of the House of Representatives.
Trump also teased a run for the White House in 2024 at a rally in Sioux City, Iowa, on Thursday night after months of speculation that he will stage another presidential campaign. Recent reports from Axios suggest he may make an official announcement after the mid-terms.
The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that white suburban women have “significantly shifted” their support toward the GOP, and the key demographic now favors Republican congressional candidates by a 15-point margin. That’s a 27% move away from Democrats since The Wall Street JournalSurvey in August.
Trump got 57% support from white women in the 2020 presidential election, compared to 40% who voted for President Joe Biden, according to the Pew Research Center. In 2016, Trump had 47% support within the same group, while 45% supported former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The website to which Trump is linked, DC Examinerdescribes himself as “resolutely conservative”.
Other polls suggest Republicans should see positive midterm results. Poll tracker FiveThirtyEight rates the GOP as the favorite to win the Chamber, with an 84% chance of winning the Chamber.
Republicans are now slightly favored to win the Senate, which FiveThirtyEight had considered a tie. Poll tracking gives the GOP a 55% chance of taking control of the Senate.
It remains to be seen whether 2022 will be a so-called “red wave” election where Republicans do extremely well as polls suggest close races for the Senate in key states including Georgia and Pennsylvania.
Trump also shared an article on Truth Social from the satirical site Babylon Bee which carried the headline “Democrats Fear Republicans Will Take Lead Beyond Cheating Margin”.
Trump has continued to make baseless claims that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him through voter fraud and other irregularities, a claim echoed by some GOP midterm candidates.
The former president told supporters at the rally in Sioux City, Iowa on Thursday night that he had won the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections, as he dropped more clues about his intentions to 2024.
“I won twice and did a lot better the second time than the first,” Trump said. “And now, in order to make our country prosperous and safe and glorious, I’m very, very, very likely to do it again, okay?”
Newsweek asked Trump’s office for comment.