After failing so badly anticipating Trump’s election, it’s easy to be sheepish predicting what will or won’t work in the future to promote his adminstration.
Yes, his miserable attemp to repeal and replace Obamacare was a setback, but his big-money donors are not deterred as they are now launching a 10-state media campaign to put pressure on Democratic senators to support Trump’s agenda.
Making America Great, a nonprofit run by Rebekah Mercer, one of Trump’s most influential donors, will begin airing $1 million in television ads on Wednesday, coupled with a $300,000 digital advertising campaign. The TV ads will run in the District of Columbia, along with ten states Trump carried in the presidential election where a Democratic senator is up for re-election in 2018: West Virginia, Wisconsin, Missouri, Michigan, North Dakota, Florida, Ohio, Indiana, Montana and Pennsylvania. The digital campaign also will focus on voters in those states.
Of course with a recent Gallup tracking poll showing Trump’s support at a new low of 36 percent, it’s had to imagine he’s frightening anyone at this point.
The ad campaign draws attentions to jobs supposedly created in Trump’s first month in office as well as ” his decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and his approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline.”
No mention of health care.
Early days, but I think opposing Trump at every opportunity is going to be the best way for Democrats to beat him at the polls.