(FixThisNation.com) – In a recent GOP debate that Donald Trump opted not to attend, the former President faced sharp critiques from fellow Republican contenders. Trump explained his absence by emphasizing the significance of meeting with autoworkers that same evening. Given his dominant position in primary polls, he felt his time was best spent addressing concerns related to the automobile industry’s future, especially in light of plans by the Biden administration to focus on electric vehicles.
Speaking to Fox News Digital, Trump highlighted his visit to Clinton Township, Michigan, where he addressed autoworkers and reiterated his commitment to ensuring automobiles continue to be “Made in America.” He praised the enthusiastic reception he received and expressed confidence in the support from the autoworkers.
On the debate stage, ex-Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey took a moment to directly address Trump. He criticized Trump’s absence, implying he was avoiding the debate. He also cautioned Trump, suggesting that if such behavior continued, his name recognition might diminish. Trump, in response, brushed off Christie’s comments and the nickname Christie had coined for him.
Recent polling data from Fox News indicates Trump’s strong position among GOP voters. The survey shows 60% of Republican primary voters backing Trump, an increase from the previous month’s 53%. Other contenders like DeSantis and Ramaswamy trail with 13% and 11% support respectively. Christie is further down the list with 2% support.
Furthermore, a Washington Post/ABC weekend poll suggests Trump holds a 10-point lead over President Biden in a hypothetical general election matchup. If the 2024 elections were held immediately, Trump might secure a 52% to 42% victory against Biden. Concurrently, Biden’s approval ratings are at a low, with only 37% approval and 56% disapproval.
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