If you were to ask me who is the best candidate to win the elections in 2020, my answer would have been simple, Mr. Trump. However, due to the current coronavirus pandemic, the failing economy, and soaring unemployment levels, there are many factors that come to mind. Can this pandemic in any way, shape or form affect the 2020 presidential election?
When Americans prepare for an election, politicians often say, ‘’This election will help change our country in years to come’’. For instance, Bush had to address the 9/11 terrorist attack while Obama had to finally deal with Osama. On the other hand, Trump equally has essential topics to take into consideration.
The coronavirus pandemic has led to the loss of over 80,000 American lives, affecting the crime. These alarming loss of lives will certainly affect Trump’s chances during the election. Similar to other elections, candidates often use rallies to attract new voters.
However, the coronavirus pandemic has confined the electorate at home. And though most people have adapted effortlessly to work from home, campaigning from home is not that effective. Joe Biden has been very vocal in criticizing Trump’s administration on how it has handled the pandemic.
As Democrats struggle to increase their popularity in all the states, Trump has become the debate on almost all the new channels. Moreover, he highly enjoys self-promotion on twitter where he shares his views on issues unapologetically. He also believes that using juvenile nicknames on his opponents will appease to his fan base.
Taliban Peace Deal
Troops and soldiers is always an emotive issue when addressing the masses. Donald Trump recently made a surprise visit to Afghanistan where he signed a peace treaty with the Taliban. This demonstrates that he has fulfilled his campaign process.
However, he still faces a lot of criticism with supporters who want the U.S military to withdraw from Iraq. Biden has been key in advocating for the withdrawal of the America military from Iraq and will use this platform to propel his agenda come November 2020.
While the economy has improved significantly after Trump took control, the economy has taken a hit from the coronavirus pandemic. Soaring unemployment cases and the downward spiraling economy has greatly damaged Trump’s popularity as Americans prepare for the election. His popularity had dwindled on his rather casual response to the pandemic.
Nonetheless, he recently made $1 trillion available to corporations in the form of tax cuts, which has improved consumer confidence greatly. More importantly, his stand on regulations has been effective in attracting new business investments to the U.S.
Donald Trump recently ordered the IRS to name on all stimulus checks. This is seen as a powerful strategy to appeal to unregistered voters. Biden is expected to enhance his social media strategy to stand a chance of winning come 2020. Additionally, president Obama’s endorsement is likely to improve his chances by attracting more African American voters. All in all, the U.S has a very dynamic political scene that is expected to change before the elections.