In the Presidential election, will covid-19 be a help or a hindrence for Trump?
I am asking this from a purely electoral point, not a partisan pro- or anti Trump. I am just curious about how such a big event as covid-19 could effect a big election such as a Presidential one, or if it wouldn't have much effect at all.
- Tmess2Lv 71 month agoFavourite answer
COVID-19 will have some effect on the election. First, it is a major event; so Trump will be judged on voter's perception of how he has handled it. Second, there is always some pocketbook voting; so how the crisis has effected the economy will change some votes. Third, if there are still a large number of cases in October, that will probably impact the mechanic of the election (the willingness of people to vote in-person and of people to serve as election judges).
At the present time, it seems like the overall impact of COVID-19 has been a net negative for Trump. But we are still four months out from the election. It will be the state of things in October that will tell the final story.
- StephenWeinsteinLv 71 month ago
I would say hurt him, but it could go either way.
- xg6Lv 71 month ago
It will have a big effect. Besides the fact it has damaged the US economy, the government's response will be a central issue in the upcoming election
- SR.PatrickLv 61 month ago