Salena Zito, the premier on-the-ground political report in the nation, reports that President Trump’s support is strong in Pennsylvania. If President Trump wins Pennsylvania again, it’s virtually impossible for former VP Joe Biden to win. Regardless of what the polls say, the numbers are the numbers.

Ms. Zito reports that “Despite a deadly pandemic, staggering unemployment and racial unrest, Pennsylvania voters showed up in record numbers to take part in their presidential primary Tuesday — even though the results were a foregone conclusion.” Before jumping to the conclusion that Mr. Biden had turned in an impressive performance, it’s best to read further before forming a conclusion.

Later, Ms. Zito reported “With almost 98 percent of districts counted, Republicans have cast more than 861,000 ballots for Donald Trump, with 734,000 Democrats voting for Joe Biden. And while it’s still unclear how many people voted in person versus mail-in ballot, some counties are reporting that Trump drew plenty of supporters out of their homes.”

That means that President Trump got 53.98% of the primary vote. Despite the fact that President Trump had clinched the nomination months before this, people still voted in high numbers for a primary. Then there’s this:

Four years ago, pundits dismissed the overwhelming number of Trump signs posted on back roads, farms and highways in Rust Belt states as an unscientific measure of voter enthusiasm. But the signs for Trump (and lack of signs for his opponent Hillary Clinton) revealed a passion factor that traditional polls missed. In 2020, Trump signs are once again everywhere in Pennsylvania. And Biden signs seem nonexistent.

Trump signs, meanwhile, he’s seen a lot of them. “They are everywhere,” La Torre said, “and many of them are homemade.

The fact that people are making Trump signs means that they aren’t just Trump voters. It isn’t a stretch to think that they’re Trump volunteers, too. Since the start of the pandemic, the media has played up the supposed difficulties within the Trump campaign. After Republicans won the 2 congressional special elections last month, I said “the massive Trump army didn’t disappear during the pandemic.”

Indeed it hasn’t. Coupled with the city council elections in Staunton, VA, signs are emerging that GOP turnout will be formidable this November. This article suggests that President Trump is in trouble in Ohio. That’s foolish thinking. The Fox News poll that it’s based on apparently thinks that Joe Biden will excite the Democrats’ base and pull off a major upset.

There’s nothing from the primaries that suggests that Joe Biden is igniting the Democrats’ base. Biden was in trouble until James Clyburn endorsed him in South Carolina.

With a strong jobs report from Friday, there’s reason to think the Trump campaign is gaining momentum. Couple that with the Democrats’ call to defund the police and you’ve got a different version of peace and prosperity working in President Trump’s favor. Let’s be clear. I’m not saying that we’ve fully returned to the hot economy before the virus hit. I’m saying that people believe we’ve turned things around and we’re starting a new comeback. Larry Kudlow thinks that’s started:

Larry is eternally an optimist. Still, he’s often been right about these things. I won’t bet against his predictions.

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