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The polls aren’t getting better for Donald Trump. As the 2020 election nears, the president’s numbers continue to lag behind those of Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee.
As such, the Trumpian platform is coming under renewed scrutiny. Win or lose, what does the future hold for the president’s ideology? Four of our writers offer their analysis:
Trump stole the economic boom, worsening the outcome for workers. “Trump’s populist rhetoric is a tawdry mask fitted on an economic policy that redistributes income upward even more aggressively than George W. Bush’s did,” Adam Serwer reports from San Antonio, Texas, where he visited a food bank under strain in the fallout from the outbreak.
“The 2024 GOP presidential nominee is highly likely to be an acolyte of the president’s,” our polling expert Ronald Brownstein reports.