Trump faces steep climb to reelection

President Trump faces a steep uphill climb to a second term, even if it’s far too early to count him out.

Trump campaign aides have talked up the president’s chances of doing even better than he did in 2016. They note the economy is strong and that he has scored some of the highest poll ratings of his tenure since the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

But the headwinds for Trump are severe.

One of the largest: His polarizing approach looks to be more hindrance than help.

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