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Bloomberg Has An Ominous Prediction For The Democratic Party's Chances In 2020

We have a long way to go until the 2020 presidential election comes around, but that’s not stopping people from trying to look ahead to see how things might shake out for the next big go round. It’s hard to believe that it’s only been a shade over five months since President Donald Trump took office. Part of that is because sometimes it seems as if the 2016 presidential campaign never came to an end. The country remains divided on scores of issues, and the prospects of the two major political parties coming together to resolve differences seem like a pipe dream.

As The Hill shares, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is one of those that’s looking ahead to the next circus, and he has a pretty clear vision of how he thinks things will play out. If we flash back to the last run-up for a moment, the Republican field was quite crowded, while the Democratic field looked pretty barren by comparison. Bloomberg sees the opposite playing out the next time, and he feels that gives Trump a bit of a leg up.

“The incumbent always has an advantage,” he said in an interview with CNN. “And the Democratic Party is going to be torn apart by the left and the centralists.”

Bloomberg may be on to something, as there seems to be a ton of confusion on the Left about what the overall message should be. The overwhelming narrative from Democrats has been to project the most anti-Trump stance possible, but there have been a few slight cracks in the ranks. Some Democrats are starting to realize that voters aren’t buying into the narrative, and that it’s time for them to focus on things that really matter.

However, Bloomberg also sees some chinks in the armor on the GOP side, and that could be a factor as well, depending on Trump’s future plans.

“Now, the Republican Party is also being torn apart between the centralists and the hard right, but they've rented a candidate,” Bloomberg continued. “The candidate has rented a party, and they will probably without much fuss get behind Donald Trump, I would assume, assuming he runs for reelection.”

Bloomberg has previously stated that he believes Trump has a "55 percent chance" chance of scoring victory if he runs again. That might be a fair assessment as of today, but the reality is that the political landscape will continue to evolve between now and then. Who knows how things are going to shake out for the rest of Trump’s term?

If he delivers on his promises to ‘Make America Great Again,’ we may find that he has an even stronger chance of reelection. If the Trump agenda remains at a standstill and Democrats are able to continue successfully blocking him, then the results may be much different. Either way, it’ll be absolutely fascinating to watch.
Things could look quite different on both sides of the aisle depending on how the 2018 midterm elections play out, and that will be our first clue as to the country’s overall perspective on Trump.

Source: The Hill
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