He has all the popularity he needs among Republicans. Even CNN admits it:
In the CNN poll, for example, Trump’s approval rating with Republicans improved 6 points from February to 86 percent.
If the Republicans are smart (I’m not going to hold my breath) they will pound the following points in the mid-terms:
- The Democrats want to repeal the 2nd amendment.
- The Democrats want to impeach the president, even though there’s no evidence he committed any “high crimes and misdemeanors”.
It doesn’t really matter whether these claims are true: there’s enough evidence to make a good case that every Republican and/or Trump supporter needs to get out and vote.
Never mind that it was a “joke” and he walks it back a few minutes later. Never mind that he has been claimed to be an “outlier”. Just that short clip will (or should, anyway) be a strong incentive for Republicans to get out and vote. Just in case…