Architect of Obama's surprise rise to top of Democrat Party predicts 'historic' turnout for Trump
David Plouffe, who worked as a campaign manager and adviser to former President Barack Obama, predicted President Donald Trump will receive a “historical” turnout from his supporters in the 2020 election, commenting, “That makes him very dangerous if you’re Joe Biden.”
Said Plouffe: “You look at the economic situation and say, ‘How can an incumbent win in that?’ But, you know, no one’s blaming Trump for the damage. I think if you can lay his crisis response at his feet and connect that to the economy, I do think that’s some headwind he’s got to run into.”
He added: “And I think he’s going to turn out voters almost at a historical level on his behalf, so that makes him very dangerous if you’re Joe Biden.”
A poll last week found 60 percent of Americans approve of President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus crisis.
Counsel to the president Kellyanne Conway said Wednesday that Trump “never had this high an approval rating on the economy, and certainly deserved it.”
President Trump's approval ratings are skyrocketing and now a Democrat Party "brain" says he will turnout "historic numbers" for a landslide reelection effort in November. (Photo: Newsday)
“The economy is humming along and it’s a Trump economy, between the deregulation, the tax cuts and job production, the trade deals, the energy dominance,” she declared.
Plouffe, who was considered the architect of former President Obama's successful 2008 White House bid, said Trump is still well positioned for repeat victories in Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin "because his base is so solid."
Trump won what were considered "Blue Wall states” including Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania in 2016 when he unexpectedly defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Biden holds small leads over Trump in each of those three states, according to the RealClearPolitics index of polls, while Trump has a slight edge in Florida.
In a Gallup poll released last week, 94 percent of Republicans approve of the president's performance, with his job approval at 49 percent among all voters.
A recent ABC News-Washington Post survey found that only 34 percent of Biden voters support him enthusiastically, compared with 86 percent of Trump supporters who back the president with that same level.