A Presidential Showdown Between Trump And Newsom? – OpEd – Eurasia Review


By Leesa K. Donner*

Political junkies finally have something fun to discuss: the likelihood of a showdown between Trump and Newsom for president. Headlines galore touted former President Donald Trump’s strength in this weekend’s Turning Point USA straw poll. He vanquished Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis 78.7% to 19%. This is how politically active young conservatives see the Republican nomination shaking out for 2024. However, few media outlets mentioned who these same young people predicted would win the Democratic nomination. Their clear answer was the Golden State golden boy, Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Grasping At Straws?

The political class historically pooh-poohs straw polls. They are not scientific, but they indicate who has the political mojo. Such high numbers for Trump are reassuring to the former president and his stalwart base.

Both DeSantis and Trump made personal appearances…

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