Political candidates endorsed by President Donald Trump have turned in an astounding record of success – winning 137 times and losing only three races, according to a new report.
Paul Bedard documented at the Washington Examiner Trump’s “lock on the Republican Party.”
“In new polling of several House Republican primary races, a Trump endorsement pushes 2022 candidates past 50%, even against long-established incumbents such as Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney,” he reported.
And Zachary Moyle, of SoCo Strategies, called Trump’s endorsement “a true dagger” and said he is “the king of kingmakers.”
Trump, in fact, was four-for-four in last month’s voting.
Former White House political director Brian Jack told Bedard Trump, in 2020, was 120-2, and so far this year is 17-1.
“Results don’t lie,” he said.
Bedard noted several of Trump’s Senate endorsements for 2022 are struggling at this point, and Trump critic John Bolton claimed support for Trump-endorsed candidates is getting weak.
Politico made similar claims, but Bedard noted, “it’s hard to argue with Trump’s record and the potential for more victories.”
In the Wyoming race, for example, Republican-turned-Trump-basher Liz Cheney already was trailing challenger Harriet Hageman 40% to 18% in the coming 2022 faceoff. But when respondents were told Trump endorsed Hageman, the gap widened to 56% for Hageman and 18% Cheney.
He reported Trump’s popularity also is up among Republicans in many states, even since the last inauguration.
Trump’s popularity was at 70% among Republicans in four of those five states.
“It appears to be very clear that even in a saturated field of candidates, there is little chance for an anti-Trump Republican to compete. Trump’s endorsement would propel most any candidate to a Republican primary victory,” Moyle explained.
GOP pollster Dick Morris said such impact “has few parallels in American history.”
Moyle added, “The 2022 midterm elections, like it or not, will be heavily influenced by Trump again.”
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