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Virus, racial unrest force Pres. Trump campaign to recalibrate

Donald Trump
Posted at 6:26 AM, Jun 08, 2020

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump and his aides have grown increasingly concerned about his reelection chances.

They’ve watched Trump’s standing take a pummeling over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and during a wave of protests against racial injustice.

His allies worry that the president has done something that his November foe has been unable to accomplish: igniting enthusiasm in a Democratic Party base that has been lukewarm to former Vice President Joe Biden.

Internal campaign surveys and public polling show a steady erosion in support for Trump among older adults and in battleground states once believed to be leaning decisively in the president’s direction.