The 2020 US presidential election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020. It will be the 59th US presidential election and a lot is riding on it.
A lot can and will change during an election cycle. For now, here are the main candidates from the Democrats and the Republicans who will be fighting it out over the next few months to stake their claim for the US presidency.
“I’m not worried. So far, I love the competition. I love what I see.” This is what Republican Donald Trump said recently on his chances of winning the next election.
Trump has had to face a difficult last few weeks because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has hit America severely. While his approval ratings dropped a little initially, they have picked up again after the President issued strict social distancing guidelines and the markets have responded positively to it. He has also been pressing for a return to normalcy which has divided many.
Trump’s general approval ratings are mostly positive. However, his latest plans have led to some skepticism amongst public health experts. That being said, he still remains the best bet in this race.
Former Vice President Biden released a plan aimed at boosting the economy recently as the country grapples with the pandemic. “I think I’m the most qualified person in the country to be president,” Biden had said in a recent book event.
He is 77 years old now and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Obama in 2017. He’s been running a quiet campaign and hoping to build up steam with time. But his on-camera presence really needs to be upped. If he doesn’t face some damning controversy, Biden should win the Democratic nomination but will face tough competition from Trump.
An American senator for the state of Vermont, 78-year-old Bernie Sanders has been the longest serving Independent in congressional history. When he was a student in the 1960s, Sanders was an active protest organizer against racial inequality. He even ran for the Democratic ticket in 2016 but narrowly lost to Clinton.
“I’m running for president. I am asking you to join me today as part of an unprecedented and historic grassroots campaign that will begin with at least 1 million people from across the country” – Sanders had tweeted in February 2019.
Sanders has many popular socialist ideas. However, they are only largely popular among young Americans. The US has never been a socialist country and it is unlikely that the general public will be impressed by Sanders’ ideas as of now. That being said, he is a solid candidate and should give a tough competition to Trump.
US presidential election 2020 Prediction
Donald Trump is the only Republican of note running for the presidential campaign. Bill Weld had challenged Trump for the Republican nomination but is unlikely to be able to put much of a fight. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard quit the race two weeks back and endorsed Joe Biden.
Thus, the real fight for the US Presidential Elections 2020 will be between Donald Trump v Joe Biden v Bernie Sanders. Biden had good ratings last year but they have slumped ever since. Sanders is 78 now and it remains to be seen if he can connect with the masses. Trump, despite the negative press and the criticisms for handling the coronavirus pandemic, remains the decisive force. Barring some major meltdown in the coming months where a lot can change, Donald Trump remains the leading candidate for becoming the US president for the second straight time.