In recent days, there’s been some glaring evidence that Trump’s popularity is beginning to wane.
Hours before his Saturday rally in Ohio, the former president took to his own Truth Social platform to boast about his “sold out” show, declaring there would be a “massive crowd” packed into the 7,000-seat Covelli Centre in Youngstown. However, as the Daily Mail wrote Saturday evening, the event had an “uncharacteristically thin crowd in Ohio as Trump prepares to take the stage.”
Then there was a new poll that came out Sunday, which showed Trump’s approval rating has plunged to its lowest point since April 2021. The NBC poll found just 34% of those surveyed viewed Trump positively, while 54% viewed him negatively. Forty-six percent of those who viewed him badly said they viewed him “very negatively,” while just 20% of the pro-Trump respondents said they viewed him “very positively.”
Trump’s power is still real. There’s little chance Trump will tone it down in the runup to 2024. And he has a pathologically need to be loved. At 76, that ain’t going away. The question is, will Trump’s power still exist in 2024? And will more people love him — even like him — than hate him by then?