Far Left filmmaker Michael Moore infamously predicted President Trump’s 2016 electoral victory, much to his own dismay, and now he’s making the same prediction for the fast approaching 2020 election.
In less than 11 months, over 150 million Americans will flood the polls with a mission to decide who will hold the office of President of the United States for the next four years – Incumbent Donald Trump, or one of the dozen or so Democrats currently battling to head the ticket.
Fearing Democrats may nominate another moderate, like Hillary Clinton, Moore urged his base to go out and support more radical candidates this election.
“I think if the election were held today — Hillary won by 3 million popular votes. I believe whoever the Democrat is next year is going to win by 4 to 5 million popular votes,” Moore said in an interview with Democracy Now.
The 2016 loss and impeachment of the president will energize the Left’s get out to vote initiatives, but conversely it will have the same effect on Republicans.
“There’s no question in my mind that people who stayed home, who sat on the bench, they’re going to pour out, in California, and New York and — you know, but also in Texas and whatever, I mean, places that Trump will probably win, but, yeah, there’s going to be a much higher percentage of people voting against him.”
While Moore believes Trump’s very presence will drive out far more left-wing voters if the election were held today, the votes will not come from battleground states needed to win – Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan, etc. Upswings in support will come from already deeply blue states. With an electoral college system, Democrats winning an additional million votes in California will not mean much when it comes to the race for 270.
“The problem is, if the vote were today, I believe, he would win the electoral states that he would need, because, living out there, I will tell you, his level of support has not gone down one inch. In fact, I’d say it’s even more rabid than it was before — because they’re afraid now. They’re afraid he could lose.”
Trump’s battle against countless investigations and the most recent partisan impeachment vote will, according to Moore, energize his base in key areas. From Moore’s experience, Republicans are more unified behind Trump than ever before.
According to Gallup, President Trump’s approval rating reached a near record high of 45% approve to 51% disapprove, despite being the the 3rd U.S. president to be impeachment. That poll came days before the formal impeachment vote. Gallup also recorded a flip in support for impeachment, 51% disapproved of impeaching President Trump while only 46% support impeachment – down 6 points from the October high.
“The majority of the American people agree with us. Seventy percent of the voters next year are women, people of color, and young adults. Okay? All that on our side. So, what we have to do is, we have to make sure we don’t give them another Hillary Clinton,”
Moore believes the Democrats key demographics – women, minorities, etc. – were put off by the moderate stances of Hillary Clinton and would feel more secure with a radical like Bernie Sanders taking the nomination.
“She only lost Michigan by 10, 11,000 votes. 90,000 wanted to send a message to the Democratic Party: ‘You forgot us a long time ago out here and we will not put up with this anymore. We’re not going to vote for Trump but we’re not going to tolerate you sending us another Republican-lite Democrat,'” Moore concluded.
In key Midwestern states, blue collar workers are more fired up for President Trump than ever. After decades of feeling left behind by elites of both parties, they view Trump as someone who’s fighting for them.
Bottom line, if the election were tomorrow, Trump would win in a similar fashion to his 2016 upset, primarily because there isn’t much enthusiasm for moderates like Joe Biden who’s currently leading the pack.
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