A conservative political scientist and election analyst believes the continued restrictions being imposed by Democratic governors in four key swing state economies will help President Donald Trump capture those states again in November.
In Michigan, the lockdown has been so severe in recent weeks that protestors have had a constant presence outside the State Capitol in Lansing, demanding that Governor Gretchen Whitmer (pictured) open that state's economy. Whitmer has been defiant, declaring last week that continued protests "make it likelier that we are going to have to stay in a stay-at-home posture."
Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina are all led by Democratic governors. All four states went for Trump in 2016 – and they are crucial to his re-election effort.
Dr. Charles Dunn, professor emeritus of government at Clemson University, explains why tactics like Whitmer's are benefiting the president.
"The latest survey data show Trump running very well in those states – and one of the reasons he's running well is the Democratic governors of those states have put a hammerlock on their population," he shares.
"It's very vicious in some of the states, such as Michigan and Pennsylvania. Some bitter fights are being fought in those states by people standing up for their constitutional rights against Democratic governors who are perceived as actually being against the Constitution and the rights of the people."
A recent CNN poll (see page 27) of almost 600 registered voters in 15 key battleground states – including these four – showed Trump with a seven-point lead (52% to 45%) over presumed Democratic nominee Joe Biden when asked who they would be more likely to vote for. But as OneNewsNow reported over the weekend, the left-leaning network allegedly attempted to discount and hide those poll results.