Will he have enough money to finish the race?
Donald Trump’s campaign team is facing a big dilemma, two weeks before the election. How do we catch up with the Republicans in the polls even when the campaign is running out of money? Donald Trump’s advisers are currently exploring opportunities to hit voters at a lower cost.
Just over a month ago, the New York Times revealed how Donald Trump’s campaign was well ahead of his opponent’s budget, with $1.1 billion in the coffers. But that was before. Six months later, $800 million evaporated (through expensive and poorly targeted television commercials and handsomely paid advisers, it seems). As a result, while Joe Biden’s campaign is literally crumbling under money, as you were told a few days ago, Donald Trump’s campaign now has to make choices.
The U.S. president has embarked on a marathon in recent days, which will continue this Monday in Arizona, Tuesday in Pennsylvania, and Wednesday in North Carolina. That’s three key states in which Donald Trump isn’t leading in the polls. The president calls on his volunteers on the ground and multiplies meetings and large gatherings of crowds mostly without mask and distance… even as the coronavirus epidemic is also getting tougher in the United States… While Joe Biden, he puts his foot up by limiting his movements and multiplies the television campaign spots. A strategy that will make a difference?
Kamala Harris resumes her campaign again after one week of suspension
It’s her big comeback in the countryside. After two of her aides tested positive for coronavirus, Joe Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris had to cancel several trips as a health precaution last week. This Monday marks her big comeback in the countryside, and to mark the occasion, she chose Florida, one of the swing states.
The California senator has since tested negative at Covid-19 twice. So, she decided to resume her campaign and occupy the field as Joe Biden prepares for the final debate of the campaign to be held Thursday in Nashville, Tennessee. The history that Floridians do not forget the Democrats, on this first day of early voting.
Don’t mess with Texas
What are the Texans going to do? She’s one of the big unknowns of the battle for the White House. This state, a true Republican stronghold (the last Democrat to convince the Texans was Jimmy Carter, in 1976…), has a short lead-in favor of Donald Trump in the polls. That’s enough to make Democrats optimistic, and worry Republicans
.But why could Texas switch (or not)? This state, the second most populous state in the United States after California, has undergone major demographic changes in recent years. By gaining residents, Texas has seen its urban population increase, including the Latino and Asian communities… And with them, his number of Democratic voters (Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric doesn’t really argue in his favor among Latin Americans in particular).
According to the latest studies, the number of Americans who do not have health insurance exploded during Donald Trump’s first three years in office, long before the coronavirus crisis (which is unlikely to make things better). Texas is one of the states where this number has increased the most since its governor has decided to reduce Medicaid coverage (for the poorest). But Donald Trump and Republicans have been attacking Obamacare since 2016. While he has promised them for four years to abolish and replace this health reform, without ever having succeeded. Can all these reasons rock the Lone Star State?