Donald Trump panics as poll numbers fall

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Donald Trump appeared to strike a more moderate chord on abortion rights ahead of the presidential election.

the alleged Republican The candidate has previously made a number of statements about reproductive rights, but has not confirmed whether he believes in a nationwide abortion ban. In January, He said he was “proud” having designated the Supreme Court magistrates who ruled to revoke Roe v. Wade in 2022, the historic case that guaranteed the right to abortion throughout the country for decades, in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

In March, she expressed support for a specific limit on abortion, suggesting she would support a national ban on abortions around 15 weeks of pregnancy.

Abortion is a divisive issue. Many republicans They want to reduce abortions, and a more restrictive ban on abortions after six weeks of pregnancy will go into effect in Florida next month. However, polls consistently show that a majority of Americans believe that abortion it should be legal during the initial stages of pregnancy. Meanwhile, polls ahead of the 2024 presidential election are tight, meaning Trump may want to take a conciliatory stance to win more votes.

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In a post on his social media platform Truth Social, the Republican indicated that he believes in “exceptions” for abortions and wrote that it is “common sense” and necessary “to win elections.”

He said: “Tomorrow morning I will release my statement on abortion and abortion rights. Republicans, and everyone else, must follow their hearts and minds, but remember that, like Ronald Reagan before me, I and the majority Of the rest of the Republicans we believe in EXCEPTIONS for Rape, Incest and Life of the Mother. Great love and compassion must be shown even when thinking about the issue of LIFE, but at the same time we must use common sense when realizing that we have an obligation to the salvation of the Mother of our Nation, which is currently in serious DECLINE, TO WIN ELECTIONS, without which we will have nothing but failure, death and destruction. We will not allow that to happen. We will make States United be great again!”

Whether Trump or the Democratic candidate Joe Biden It is difficult to know whether he will win the presidential election in November, commentators have said.

An Emerson College Survey A poll of 1,438 registered voters, conducted April 2-3, put Trump at 43 percent to Biden’s 42 percent and the independent candidate’s 8 percent. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. In a head-to-head matchup with all other candidates and eliminated undecided voters, the Republican challenger garnered 51 percent of the vote to the Democratic incumbent’s 49 percent. Among very likely voters, however, Biden is ahead 51 to 49, said Spencer Kimball, executive director of Emerson College Polling.

A YouGov poll, conducted for The Economist, had Trump and Biden tied at 43 percent each and Kennedy Jr. in third place at 2 percent. This survey of 1,601 registered voters was conducted between March 30 and April 2.

Meanwhile, two polls conducted by Morning Consult and Big Village in late March gave Biden a two-point lead over his rival, and according to Polymarket, an online prediction platform where users can bet on world events, the odds of Biden’s victory in November have increased. increased substantially since February.

speaking to news week, Scott Lucas, professor of international politics at University College Dublin, said the abortion debate could decide the 2024 election.

He said: “Trump has been vague, inconsistent and even incoherent on abortion not just for months but for years.”

She added that Trump has been “pushed into this position” of taking a stand because women’s rights “will be one of the major issues in the election.”

“It seems to be an issue where Republicans are on the defensive,” he added, saying Trump has faced pressure from both pro-life activists and abortion rights activists.

“This could be one of the key issues that decide the November elections,” he said.