Nearly a quarter of a billion dollars was raised by President Trump and presidential hopeful Joe Biden in the month of June alone. Biden raked in $141 million, while Trump saw $131 million come in. It has been noted that Biden has seen a drastic and promising turnaround in donations, and Trump has seen steady and resilient donations from his support base. According to different polls, Biden has between a 4 and 14-point lead over Trump. Currently, the nation is at great odds, with 42% of registered voters saying that Biden is a “somewhat or very unfavorable” choice, and 50% saying the same of Trump.
The Right is both hopeful and worried. “What is happening for both parties is each side recognizes all the chips are in the middle of the table,” stated Republican strategist and political consultant Jeff Roe. The senior writer at National Review wrote that Trump’s chances don’t look promising and warned of the consequences for conservative causes in the nation. Political consultant Karl Rove agreed, saying if Trump fails to show “competence equal to the country’s problems” then he “will be a one-term president.” Others believe Trump still has a winning chance, but needs to refocus. A Trump 2020 spokesman stated, “The campaign is well-positioned to win and has the resources to do it.”
“No one is excited about Joe Biden, which is why he has to rely so heavily on surrogates like Barack Obama and radical Hollywood elites.”Trump 2020 Campaign Manager
The Left is both hopeful and worried as well. A top Democratic donor and billionaire Tom Steyer noted, “I think Democrats have been wrong about enough elections at this point that there is nothing that’s going to alleviate the concerns.” Vanity Fair noted that despite Trump’s disapproval and the seeming promise for Biden, the fate of the elections hangs on independents who are unpredictable, comprise 40% of the voting age population, and 30% of whom are “undecided.” Paul Waldman semi joked that in order for Trump to win, all he has to do is “change absolutely everything.”
“Right now, Joe Biden has an appeal. People in this country are tired about being embarrassed about this president.”David Cohen, Comcast executive vice president
Sad to see so many San Antonians as 2019 maximum donors to Donald Trump — the owner of @BillMillerBarBQ, owner of the @HistoricPearl, realtor Phyllis Browning, etc.— Joaquin Castro (@Castro4Congress) August 6, 2019
Their contributions are fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders.’ pic.twitter.com/YT85IBF19u