US election: Why Trump may be re-elected for second term

US election: Why Trump may be re-elected for second term

Against major predictions and analysis, President Donald Trump may shock the world again and come out victorious in the forthcoming presidential election in the United States.

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According to CNN, Trump is down by about 10 points nationally and in almost all of the battleground states to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

However, against the odds, his chances of winning cannot be ruled out as YEN highlights some factors that may work in his favour in this analysis.

US election: Why Trump may be re-elected for second term
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1. Electoral College

Unlike Nigeria, the US does not determine the winner of its presidential election through popular votes. It makes use of a more complex system called Electoral College.

In 2016, President Trump lost the popular vote to his Democrats challenger, Hillary Clinton, but emerged the winner via the electoral college.

An analysis by CNN's Harry Enten also indicates that President Trump still stands the chance of winning, no matter how slim.

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You can read more about the electoral college here.

2. US Economy

Despite the criticisms, the US economy appears not to be doing badly under the Trump administration; though there are arguments all the credits do not belong to him.

For instance, ahead of the November 3 presidential election, a survey by Gallup has indicated that the majority of Americans believe their lives are better off under President Donald Trump.

The survey shows that 55 per cent of the respondents say that they are 'better off' than they were four years ago.

The survey gives President Trump the hope of achieving the second term bid as, according to Statista, "the economy and the perceived economic prosperity of Americans under a president is often cited as the key factor in achieving reelection."

3. Trump's stance on tax

President Trump's stance that Americans should pay less in taxes could also endear him to many voters.

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According to, Scott Jennings, a CNN contributor and Republican campaign adviser, Trump deserves to be re-elected as he "believes our taxes should be lower, not higher -- and signed into law sweeping tax relief for businesses and the vast majority of federal income tax filers."

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