Kamala Harris – as well as every other Democrat in American – believes Donald Trump is ripe to be beaten in 2020.
Democrats believe the fake news succeeded in driving down Trump’s approval ratings to the point where Trump’s re-election is hopeless.
But then this brand new poll came out and Harris and the rest of the Democrats were sick to their stomach.
Donald Trump delivered his second State of the Union speech on Tuesday night.
Pundits set up the speech as Trump’s chance to course correct heading into his re-election campaign.
The media – as well as every Democrat and many Republicans – thought Trump mortally wounded his political prospects with a 35-day government shutdown over the Democrats’ refusal to fund new border wall construction.
Trump set out to achieve two goals with his speech – strike a tone of optimism and accomplishment and define the terms of the 2020 campaign.
The President hit a home run on both counts.
First, the ratings were huge.
Trump’s second State of the Union outdrew his 2018 and 2017 speeches.
Ratings increased over 10 percent on the four major broadcast networks.
The Wrap reports, “CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox combined for a 16.3 overnight rating in Trump’s Tuesday time slot. Last year, for 45’s first State of the Union Address, the broadcast networks posted a 14.8 overnight rating together in Nielsen’s 56 metered markets.”
Secondly, the massive audience rated Trump’s speech a smashing success.
A CBS/YouGov poll found 76 percent of viewers had a positive response to the speech.
Even fake news CNN was forced to report that their poll found 59 percent had a strongly positive response to the speech and 17 percent reacted somewhat positively.
This was an improvement from 2018.
Last year, 48 percent of viewers told CNN they had a strongly positive response to Trump’s State of the Union.
Independents also overwhelmingly approved of Trump’s speech.
CBS found 82 percent gave Trump’s speech a thumbs up.
The final dagger through the Democrats’ hearts was the fact that 72 percent also approved of Trump’s immigration rhetoric.
“I’m asking you to defend are very dangerous southern border out of love and devotion to our fellow citizens and our country. No issue better illustrates the divide between America’s working-class and America’s political class than illegal immigration. Wealthy politicians and donors push for open borders while living their lives behind walls and gates and guards.
Meanwhile, working-class Americans are left to pay the price for mass illegal immigration, reduced to jobs, lower wages, overburdened schools, hospitals that are so crowded you can’t get in, increased crime, and a depleted social safety net. Tolerance for illegal immigration is not compassionate, it is actually very cruel,” the President stated.
The immigration number is a killer for the Democrats.
Fake news reporters spent two years claiming Donald Trump’s “racist” immigration rhetoric alienated Americans and drove down his approval numbers.
But it turns out it is the most popular part of his agenda.
And he could very well ride it to victory just like in 2020.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.