Former President Donald Trump attacked the only rival left in the race, Nikki Haley. “We are honored to endorse Governor Ron DeSantis and many other former Republican candidates,” the former president’s campaign said in a statement. The former president’s team added that “now is the time for all Republicans to unite around Trump” to defeat the current president, Joe Biden, and his “destructive presidency.” Philip John Davies, director of the American Politics Group, analyzes why the tycoon has great support in the Republican electorate.
What does Trump’s resounding victory in Iowa mean for his Republican rivals?
They should be disappointed that Trump got more votes than all of them combined. Vivek Ramaswamy dropped out, endorsing Trump, seemingly doing nothing for Haley or De Santis’ potential to reform the former president; in fact, it may be the opposite. But even when thinking about opinion within a political party, you have to remember that political culture varies among the 50 states of the United States. Iowa Republicans are a pretty conservative bunch, even among their fellow American Republicans. The weather in Iowa was terrible on caucus night, and turnout was about half of what it was four years ago. Trump may have a tougher time in the New Hampshire primary, where Nikki Haley is reportedly in the lead. But Trump’s Republican opposition is not united behind one candidate. And these two most likely candidates, despite spending millions of dollars, are still far away. Less than 60,000 voters supported Trump in Iowa. That’s a small fraction of the estimated 170 million citizens likely to be registered to vote in November’s general election, but it’s enough to launch Donald Trump into the Republican nomination and possibly even the beginning of his comeback. at the White House.
Which Republican candidate has a chance to compete with Trump?
Unless circumstances change, there does not appear to be enough support within the Republican Party for Haley or De Santis to mount a strong challenge to Trump. The magnate not only won Iowa, but he won every county but one; here he has wide support within the Republican Party. If he has anything close to that kind of influence with Republicans in the rest of the country, it’s hard to imagine him losing.
Is it possible for Justice to prevent Trump’s aspirations to become the Republican candidate or face Biden?
A survey of 1,628 Iowa Republicans by Edison Research found that nearly two-thirds of respondents feel that Trump still deserves to be president of the United States even if he is convicted of a crime. While this may surprise many observers, it suggests that Trump’s various legal trials may harm him. Nearly a third of the same Republican sample felt that a convicted Trump would no longer be fit to serve. service again, and that level of support was destroyed. It could leave his White House campaign badly damaged in the general election, if not the nomination race. The large proportion of American voters who identify as independents can be expected to take a more critical stance than Republicans have. Of course, answering pollsters’ questions about hypothetical situations is not the same as making decisions in real-time. It may be that Republicans’ dismay at the prospect of another Biden term has attracted many skeptics to the election. in another Trump term, whatever. What. can it be?
Can Biden convince Americans that Trump is a danger to democracy?
In the same poll, Iowa Republicans cited the economy and immigration as key issues driving their policy decisions. These are important issues; they resonate strongly across parties, and they are the kind of problems that are often blamed on the current administration. The heat generated by these issues can easily serve to drown out other legitimate debates. Voters often make their decisions based on the things that are important to them at election time. It has been more than three years since the actions of the mob in the US Capitol, and the public memory of the events, aided by the efforts of many Republican leaders, may have softened. On the other hand, more than 60% of the same Republicans in Iowa favor a national abortion ban, an issue that has heated Democratic voters since the US Supreme Court struck down abortion rights across the country. Supporters of both parties believe that the other side is a danger to democracy. Democrats see Trump as a populist with authoritarian tendencies. MAGA Republicans remain convinced that Biden and the Democrats have stolen an election.