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How Will Coronavirus Pandemic Affect Donald Trump and the Upcoming Elections?

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Even though the global pandemic of coronavirus is in full swing in the United States, it can’t be said that people forgot the upcoming elections. It looks like that both parties are perfectly aware of what awaits them in days after the pandemic is not as dangerous. There are a couple of facts that could provide us with an idea of what we can expect from the upcoming elections. Now, we are going to present them to you. Let’s see what we know so far.

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Who is Going to Rival Biden?

One of the commonest things related to the elections in the United States are rumors about candidates. Since we know that Donald Trump is going to go after the second mandate, it leaves us with the question of who will be his main rival. As you probably know, Joe Biden is most likely a candidate from the Democratic party. However, there are rumors about other potential candidates. Stacey Abrams, the former state representative of Georgia gave an interview to the “Elle” where she stated that she considers herself to be a good running mate for Joe Biden. The second option is Amy Klobuchar, the Minnesota senator said that Biden knows what is important for a proper vice president and that he is going to be the one that will make a final decision. Other possible candidates are Gretchen Whitmer, Kamala Harris, and Catherine Cortez Masto.

Biden Still Struggles to Break Through

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Just think about how many times have you heard about Joe Biden in the last couple of days or weeks. Well, not so much. The reason is that he is outside the national debate related to the global pandemic of COVID-19. Naturally, in the meantime, he became the main candidate to oppose Donald Trump in the future elections and won several primaries. However, all of that is going unnoticed since the pandemic started about a month ago. Since Biden is not elected in any position, he is struggling to present his opinion to the public. It’s not because he doesn’t want to. Moreover, his campaign is organized on all of the major networks in the United States. But his voice is not so loud in this situation. He probably waits for the whole situation to be over in his home in Delaware. It looks like we will hear much more from him after this situation is resolved.

The Protests

As you are probably aware, there are a high number of protests that are occurring in all of the US. Michigan, Texas, Ohio, Maryland, Kentucky, etc. The protesters pointed out that the Second Amendment of the US constitution is under attack since the global pandemic started. Mike Pence, the Vice President of the United States stated that the President wanted to encourage the Governors of these states to find the best solution so all of the US could back to work. It looks like President Donald Trump knew exactly what he was doing. That way he is able to prove that he wanted for the country to be open. Furthermore, he stated that he is aware that some of the Governors got it carried away with the measures and that he will make sure that the situation is going to be better than it is.

Did Donald Trump Lose the Public’ Favor?

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During the early days of the pandemic in the United States, President Donald Trump had a jump of his popularity to the level that has never before experienced during his presidency. People supported the measures he proclaimed. However, it looks like the situation is not the same as it was in the beginning. According to a poll done by NBC-Wall Street, they’ve obtained some of the thoughts from the public.

2/3 of the respondents said that the President didn’t think too much about the pandemic in the beginning. This was really close to the Pew poll, which said that around 65% of the respondents said that the President was too slow to see the danger that is caused by a coronavirus pandemic in the United States. Around 34% said that the response to the pandemic was quick enough. Looks like the main reason for the decline of his popularity was a high number of deaths caused by the pandemic in the United States.

The Bottom Line

We’ve presented you with the latest occurrences that could tell us what we can expect from the upcoming Presidential election. There are two conclusions that could be taken from these. It looks like the public opinion about the President is back at where it was before the whole situation started. The second one is that Joe Biden, even though he is struggling to speak to the public, is the candidate from the Democratic party. It looks like we still have a lot of uncertainties about the elections, however, the picture is much clearer than it was before.


Ricardo is a freelance writer specialized in politics. He is with foreignpolicyi.org from the beginning and helps it grow. Email: richardorland4[at]gmai.com

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