The current president of the United States, Donald Trump, recalled his old campaign strategy and decided to focus on his base electorate in order to win the upcoming elections. About this writes the Associated Press.
According to the advisers to the headquarters of Trump, it would be extremely difficult for him to entice voters who have not yet decided who they will vote for, or convinced centrists. In such circumstances, an appeal primarily to those who already support the current head of state, looks not only the best option, but actually the only one.
So, a number of recent decisions of the Trump administration were due precisely to the desire to please the old supporters of his policy. In particular, we are talking about toughening immigration legislation, promoting conservative candidates to the Supreme Court, as well as greater focus on revitalizing the country’s economy than on combating coronavirus.
In addition, in order to motivate a loyal electorate to come to the polls, Trump, as part of his campaign in June, held several public events in Oklahoma and Arizona. Moreover, the neglect of safety rules in the context of the coronavirus pandemic during these meetings was also allowed to satisfy the basic electorate, which for the most part believes that the restrictions imposed due to infection have been dragged on for too long.
According to the Associated Press, Trump used a similar strategy in the 2016 elections. Then the voters supporting him were much more active than those who supported the candidate from the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton. As a result, it was precisely this activity of the base electorate that brought politics to victory, despite the fact that before that the results of most opinion polls indicated that it enjoyed the support of a much smaller number of Americans than Clinton.
Earlier in June, it was reported that Trump decided to call on his old associates, who helped him win the 2016 election. So, the headquarters of the current American leader was joined by two of his former assistants who worked for his campaign during the previous race.