Trump's Personality vs. Policy

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY JUNE 18, 2019

         OPINION POLLS EIGHTEEN MONTHS BEFORE AN ELECTION HAVE LITTLE WEIGHT. POLLS WEEKS, OR DAYS BEFORE AN ELECTION ARE SOMETIMES WRONG, AS IN 2016.

         SO SHOULD AN OPINION POLL BY FOX NEWS SHOWING PRESIDENT TRUMP SERIOUSLY BEHIND IN A NUMBER OF STATES HE MUST WIN BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY? MAYBE. WHY WOULD SO MANY PEOPLE PREFER A LIBERAL DEMOCRAT WHOSE POLICIES HAVE FAILED THE COUNTRY OVER A PRESIDENT WHO IS PRESIDING OVER A ROARING ECONOMY?

         I THINK IT HAS TO DO WITH PERSONALITY. THE VAST UNINFORMED ELECTORATE IN THE TV AGE VALUES PERSONALITY OVER POLICY, NO MATTER HOW GOOD THAT POLICY MAY BE. PRESIDENT TRUMP’S PERSONALITY IS CORROSIVE. THE NAME CALLING, THE TREATMENT OF THE MEDIA, HIS DEMEANING OF OPPONENTS, ARE CONTRIBUTING TO HIS NEGATIVES. 

         REMEMBER THIS LATEST POLL IS FROM THE MOSTLY CONSERVATIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL, YET WHEN POLLS AGREE WITH EACH OTHER THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN SHOULD PAY ATTENTION.

         THE PRESIDENT NEEDS TO FOCUS MORE ON POLICY AND LESS ON PERSONALITY. IF HE WANTS TO WIN AND AVOID PRESIDENTS WARREN, BIDEN, OR SANDERS. I’M CAL THOMAS.