Pollster Scott Rasmussen argues that things like campaign strategy and fundraising no longer matter in 2020, reports James Freeman in the WSJ.
Mr. Rasmussen writes in the Deseret News that the election “will once again be decided by public reaction to the key issue of the day. For this election season, that issue is how successfully American society reopens in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. If in November voters are more optimistic than today, the president will be reelected. If not, he will be defeated”.
Both Sides Fumbling for an Answer
Mr. Rasmussen adds that the dynamics are clearly different from state to state, but a broad campaign theme has emerged.
Republicans want to focus on reopening society more quickly while Democrats are resisting and prefer a much slower approach.
A related sub-theme has emerged with Republicans placing more trust in voters to make their own decisions while Democrats place more trust in government officials to establish rules for reopening.
Now that the political teams have chosen sides, real world events will decide the outcome of Election 2020.