Sen. (R-Texas) stated he thinks could “absolutely” be defeated in the 2020 election and predicted there could be “staggering” Democratic voter turnout.
He stated in an interview with PBS’s “Firing Line with Margaret Hoover” that aired Friday that he believes the presidential election will be a “coin flip” and positioned Trump’s reelection probabilities at “50-50.”
Asked if Trump could be defeated, Cruz responded, “Absolutely. I personally handicap the 2020 election as a coin flip. I think it’s about 50-50.”
“I want to see the president reelected,” he additional. “And I think he certainly can get reelected. But I think we are going to see staggering Democratic turnout in 2020.”
He attributed this probably immense turnout to “anger” on the left.
“Anger is a powerful motivator,” he stated. “The far left is pissed. They are enraged by Donald Trump, and it means they’re going to show up, and the big open question is, does everybody else show up?”
Donald Trump could “absolutely” be defeated in 2020, says Senator @tedcruz. “Anger is a powerful motivator,” he says. “They are enraged by Donald Trump and it means they’re going to show up.” View the total interview TONIGHT on @PBS. #FiringLineShowPBS pic.twitter.com/StsVvTz2Fn
— Firing Line with Margaret Hoover (@FiringLineShow) July 19, 2019
Cruz, an ally of Trump, narrowly won his 2018 Senate contest towards former Rep. (D-Texas), who is now between the extra than two dozen Democrats operating for president in 2020.
Total voter turnout in 2018 reportedly reached the highest degree for a midterm election considering the fact that 1966.