Now here’s a shrewd move if I’ve ever seen one.
One of the latest salacious polls from the mainstream media’s Fox News shows something completely absurd occurring when America heads to the polls next November.
A Fox News poll released Sunday did not have great news for President Trump. His approval rating was 42 percent, with 57 percent of registered voters disapproving of his job performance and 46 percent strongly disapproving. A year before the 2020 election, he is behind all of the top-tier Democrats, including former Vice President Joe Biden (51 percent to 39 percent), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (46 percent to 41 percent), and Sen. Bernie Sanders (49 percent to 41 percent). Even worse, Trump is losing to Hillary Clinton, who isn’t even running, 43 percent to 41 percent.
Since Clinton is not running, it isn’t clear why Fox News decided to ask voters to choose between her and Trump. The pollsters noted that the last time they included Clinton in a matchup against Trump was Nov. 3-6, 2016, during which period she was also leading Trump, 46 percent to 42 percent — and also actually running for president. Which, again, she isn’t currently.
While this may seem absurd on its face, it’s possibly another bit of the 4D chess that Donald Trump has been playing during his first term.
Hillary Clinton herself has been playing into the idea that she could be set to launch a late entry into the 2020 race. If a Fox News poll can goad her into the race, or even inch her that much closer to considering it, the Democrats would be doomed.
Clinton is considered persona non grata among the liberal base, and her inclusion and inevitable nomination would alienate an enormous segment of the radical left.