A Republican pollster predicted that former President Donald Trump would win in a “landslide right now” against President Biden or Vice President Kamala Harris because of their declining poll numbers.
John McLaughlin said almost one out of five people who voted for Biden last year disapprove of the job the president is doing.
“And you’ve got 55 percent to 37 percent that they’re worried about the future of America while Biden is president. That’s a huge number,” McLaughlin told John Catsimatidis Sunday on his WABC 770 radio show.
He went on to say that Americans by a 61 percent to 33 percent margin believe Biden is trying to get Congress to spend too much money with his trillion-dollar infrastructure and social spending bills, stimulating inflation.
“Trump would win in a landslide right now. It would be an electoral landslide. He would beat either Biden or Harris. He’s ahead of Harris 49 to 46 in the poll,” he said.
McLaughlin said Biden is a different person than the candidate voters elected in 2020.
“He ran as this moderate and it was during the historic pandemic. You’re looking at an election where the guy they voted for is not what they got. He’s being run by the radicals,” McLaughlin said. “He’s doing things he said he wasn’t going to do.”
“We’re moving into a post-pandemic age, where you’re seeing really new voter coalitions of 21st-century voters. The bounce-back is going to show itself in elections this year, possibly in Virginia,” he said, where Democrat Terry McAuliffe is in a neck-and-neck race with Republican Glenn Youngkin.
McLaughlin continued: “The radical wing of the Democratic Party is holding the rest of their party hostage. And the voters aren’t going to stand for it anymore. It’s gone way too far. People want to get back to some degree of sanity. And they’re going to take it out in the polls,” he said.
Dick Morris, a pollster and former adviser to Bill Clinton, also shared bad news for Democrats, saying Latino voters are shifting to Republican candidates.
An “entire ethnic group – Hispanics, Latinos – is moving from the Democrats to the Republicans. The data is astonishing. In polling that I’ve just seen in the last two or three days, Hispanic voters give Biden a lower job approval than white voters do,” Morris said.
“The non-Hispanic white community gives Biden a 45 percent approval rating in this poll. Hispanics give him a 39 percent approval rating,” he said.
Morris said he’s seeing a “realignment” of the Hispanic vote that will “fundamentally change politics all over this country.”
He noted that Trump got four and five times as many voters in 2020 as he got in 2016.
“But now this appears to be shaking out to be a real trend. Based on this, it’s entirely possible that Trump will carry the Hispanic vote in 2024,” Morris said.
He said there are four pillars of the Democratic vote – blacks, young people, single white women and Hispanics – “and removing them from the Democratic coalition really hobbles it in an amazing way.”