Trump's Poll Numbers Are So Bad the GOP Is Starting to Panic About a 'Wipeout' - 2020-06-18
WASHINGTON — President Trump's poll numbers have never been worse, and Republicans are starting to panic that he could be headed to a historic wipeout that could drag the rest of the party down with him.
Trump has trailed former Vice President Joe Biden by almost 10 points in recent national polling. And Republicans privately admit things look just as bad at the local level. More than a half-dozen GOP strategists working on Senate and House races told VICE News that they've seen Trump's numbers plunge in states and districts across the country. His standing with voters was already suffering from his botched coronavirus response — and his inflammatory reaction to national Black Lives Matter protests has pushed him even further down with key groups of voters.
"The environment really sucks for us right now. We've got a worldwide pandemic, the economy is slipping and now we have a race war tacked on," warned one GOP strategist involved in multiple races. "If the election were held today, we'd be talking about a wipeout. We'd be in landslide territory."