HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Behind Trump's demand to ...

Fri May 22, 2020, 08:36 PM

Behind Trump's demand to reopen churches: Slipping poll numbers and alarm inside his campaign

A sudden shift in support for Donald Trump among religious conservatives is triggering alarm bells inside his reelection campaign, where top aides have long banked on expanding the president’s evangelical base as a key part of their strategy for victory this November.

The anxiety over Trump’s standing with the Christian right surfaced after a pair of surveys by reputable outfits earlier this month found waning confidence in the administration’s coronavirus response among key religious groups, with a staggering decline in the president’s favorability among white evangelicals and white Catholics. Both are crucial constituencies that supported Trump by wide margins in 2016 and could sink his reelection prospects if their turnout shrinks this fall.

The polls paint a bleak picture for Trump, who has counted on broadening his religious support by at least a few percentage points to compensate for weakened appeal with women and suburban populations. One GOP official said the dip in the president’s evangelical support also appeared in internal party polling, but disputed the notion that it had caused panic. Another person close to the campaign described an April survey by the Public Religion Research Institute, which showed a double-digit decline in Trump’s favorability among white evangelicals (-11), white Catholics (-12) and white mainline protestants (-18) from the previous month, as “pretty concerning.”

To safeguard his relationship with religious conservatives, Trump on Friday demanded that America‘s governors permit houses of worship to immediately reopen, and threatened to “override“ state leaders who decline to obey his directive. The announcement — which came days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention omitted religious institutions in new guidance about industry reopenings — featured clear appeals to white evangelicals, many of whom have long supported Trump's socially conservative agenda.

https://news.yahoo.com/behind-trump-demand-reopen-churches-192633568.html

12 replies, 642 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 12 replies Author Time Post
Reply Behind Trump's demand to reopen churches: Slipping poll numbers and alarm inside his campaign (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Friday OP
C_U_L8R Friday #1
rurallib Friday #3
C_U_L8R Friday #4
stopbush Friday #2
2naSalit Friday #6
NameAlreadyTaken Friday #5
Kid Berwyn Friday #11
leftyladyfrommo Friday #7
Las Vegas Mixx Friday #8
Major Nikon Friday #9
Baitball Blogger Friday #10
Initech Friday #12

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 08:42 PM

1. Trump has to go to church now

Or he just looks like a pandering fool.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #1)

Fri May 22, 2020, 08:52 PM

3. Would he wear a mask in church?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to rurallib (Reply #3)

Fri May 22, 2020, 08:57 PM

4. He can wear his Saturday night mask on Sunday morning

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 08:46 PM

2. Above all else, remember Two Corinthians!!!!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to stopbush (Reply #2)

Fri May 22, 2020, 09:01 PM

6. Is that who that is in post #4?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 08:59 PM

5. Why doesn't he just resign and get it over with...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NameAlreadyTaken (Reply #5)

Fri May 22, 2020, 09:18 PM

11. Keep him, GOP, as long as possible.

He’s dragging down their entire ticket.

Imagine no Moscow Mitch. No Madcow Nunes...

Oh, happy day!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 09:07 PM

7. Killing them all off isn't going to help. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink



Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 09:13 PM

9. Imagine his poll numbers when the inevitable happens

We already know many of the outbreaks are a direct result of lack of social distancing within churches. When more of these inevitably happen, Trump is going to get all the credit.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 09:16 PM

10. Yielding to the church leaders and allowing them to fill in the pews five months before

a major election when there's a killer virus on the loose spreading like a bonfire in a windstorm...

What could go wrong?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #10)

Fri May 22, 2020, 09:21 PM

12. Oh and let's not forget that this could be the worst hurricane season ever.

You have what could quite literally be the textbook definition of a "perfect storm" brewing. Better start stockpiling now before the shit really hits the fan!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread