Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said none of the Democrats running or planning to run for president in 2020 can topple President Trump.
“I really don’t think any of them can beat him,” Jordan, who represents a district in the northern central part of the state, said.
Jordan, in a CSPAN interview, said Trump’s policies and economic success are resonating with Ohioans and voters in neighboring states whose support in 2016 handed him the presidency. Tax cuts, job growth, conservative judicial picks, and foreign policy initiatives such as moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem are appealing to voters.
“They like the fact that the president is a fighter,” Jordan said.
“In our state, and we are always considered one of the key bellwether states for determining who is going to be the next president, I think he’d win by more than he won last time,” Jordan said.
The president visited a factory in Lima last month and was greeted by crowds lining the street, Jordan said.
Ohio voters picked Trump over Hillary Clinton by eight points in 2016.
“I think he wins by 10,” Jordan predicted.
Jordan said the Democratic field of 2020 hopefuls have embraced “the craziest positions I have ever seen” in moving the party to the left.
So far 13 Democrats are in the race and many support universal healthcare, reparations, and drastic measures to curb climate change.
“I think the president wins, whoever they nominate,” Jordan said.
Trump’s approval ratings in Ohio hover at about 45%, according to March Morning Consult polling data.
In Wisconsin and Michigan, Trump’s approval rating dipped to 42% last month.