Donald Trump has been having a rough time in politics lately. During the midterm elections, Trump endorsed a series of candidates who lost their elections to Democrats. Just a few examples include Tudor Dixon in Michigan, Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania, and others.
Some in the Republican Party are seeing Trump as more of a liability than an asset. There have been calls for him to stay away from Georgia, as the candidates for Senate head to a runoff.
As this happens, Trump is lashing out unprovoked against Republicans, such as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin.
Many Americans believe the former president is spiraling out of control. As reported by Hot Air, some of Trump’s supporters have now determined they’re through with backing him.
Loss of Support For Trump
Some of the people who once supported Trump were turned off by his launching attacks against DeSantis days before the midterms. Republicans expressed the importance of the party putting up a united front, rather than eating one another.
Furthermore, since DeSantis has not attacked Trump at all, Trump’s “Ron DeSanctimonious” quip came off as insecurity of the former president. Many Americans believe Trump’s attacks against DeSantis are rooted in fear and jealousy that DeSantis will one day surpass him.
There are more and more calls for the Florida governor to run for president in 2024. Meanwhile, polling shows that if DeSantis did run in the GOP primary, he’d have the strongest chance of defeating Trump.
— New York Post (@nypost) November 11, 2022
Others in the Republican Party have called for a new generation of leadership to step up. Trump is approaching his 80s, while other prospective candidates, such as the 44-year-old DeSantis, are younger.
There are also worries that if Trump announced his candidacy in the 2024 presidential election, this would energize the left, thereby handing the Senate runoffs to Democrats.
In the minds of many voters, the pros of Trump are getting smaller, whereas the cons are getting larger and larger.
Game Over For Trump?
There is still a way to go before the 2024 presidential election. Though from the looks of things, Trump’s support is dwindling as he goes on the offensive, notably without provocation.
At this time, it remains to be seen if DeSantis even chooses to run for president. Though some Republicans have suggested that DeSantis could win over more voters in a general election than Trump.
To be clear, I'm not backing DeSantis or attacking Trump during this odd spectacle. I'm just calling it how I see it.
These attacks aren't helping Trump. Not at this time. There are millions who were stung by the red tsunami that wasn't and are looking to Florida as a beacon.
— JD Rucker (@JDRucker) November 11, 2022
This includes Independents, suburban moms, moderate Democrats, swing voters, etc. With Trump, there are serious concerns that most people who aren’t within his hardcore base would turn out in droves to vote against him.
This is exactly what would hand Democrats another four years of controlling the White House.
Do you think support for Trump is dying? Let us know in the comments area.
This article appeared in The Conservative Brief and has been published here with permission.