Is Trump especially vulnerable to primary challenge?

Is Trump especially vulnerable to primary challenge?

[Ed. – Haters gonna hate.]

It’s become a common talking point for “Never Trump” Republicans seeking to defeat President Trump in the 2020 GOP primaries: Polls have found that a substantial number, maybe 40 percent, of Republican voters say they would be open to a primary challenge to the president. Those surveys, the “Never Trumpers” argue, show that Trump is particularly weak and vulnerable to a serious primary challenge.

The problem is that it is common for voters to say they are open to a primary challenge to the president of their own party. It happened to former President Barack Obama in 2010-2011, before Obama went on to win re-election. It also happened to Bill Clinton in 1994-1995, before Clinton went on to win re-election. …

In other words, today’s poll results about President Trump are not at all unusual.

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Talk about a primary challenge to Obama intensified around the 2010 midterms, when Democrats lost 63 seats in the House in an election Obama conceded was a “shellacking.” The idea that Obama might face a challenge had been around since his divisive 2008 primary battle with Hillary Clinton. …

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