Monday, December 16, 2019

Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party Blowout Win In Britain On December 12, 2019, Foretells President Trump’s Reelection in 2020

President Trump will be reelected in 2020.

The Hoover Institution lists 200 Fellows on its website.  Some are full-time, some part-time, some in residence, some off-campus, some short-term visitors, some long-term visitors, and so on.  Of the 200 or so affiliated with Hoover in 2016, I was the only Fellow to predict that Trump would win.  I did so in writing two weeks before the election.  My witnesses included Professor David Brady, General Jim Mattis, and a handful of others.

I based my prediction on what is known as “the shy Tory voter.”  When Prime Minister Theresa May’s June 2016 referendum on Brexit was approved, the result shocked almost all British pollsters and political experts.  The explanation was “shy Tory voters” who did not tell the pollsters their real voting intentions.

From Brexit, I surmised that Presidential Candidate Donald Trump would be the beneficiary of “shy Trump voters,” who would not tell American pollsters their true voting intentions.  I further surmised that Hillary Clinton would not do as well among Black voters as Barack Obama had done in 2008 and 2012.  I was right.  I put my money where my mouth was and won a spectacular one-star restaurant lunch.

Fast forward to December 12, 2019.  In the final days of the five weeks Parliamentary elections campaign, British polls showed Jeremy Corbyn’s Labor Party narrowing the lead of Johnson’s Conservatives.  Many headlines speculated on a ”Hung Parliament,” in which no party wins an absolute majority.

Once again, “shy Tory voters” turned out, this time in greater force than in the 2016 referendum.  Conservatives won constituencies that had been reliably labor for decades, in one case for a century.  Browse British media on December 13, 2019, and you will find lots of differing explanations.  I’m not a student of British politics, so I’ll let the experts fight it out.

Between now and November 2020, American pollsters, media, pundits, and professors will point to polls showing Trump losing supporters from all walks of life.  They will try to explain why 2020 is different from 2016, and that Johnson’s huge victory in Britain cannot be duplicated in America because conditions in the two countries are different.  They will be wrong again.

Trump will win at least as many electoral votes as in 2016, perhaps even more.  You can trust my forecast with a high degree of confidence.  After all, I was the only Fellow among 200 Hooverites who got it right.