Although Lindsey Graham has been a steadfast supporter of former President Donald Trump, Graham may not be able to avoid political difficulty despite Trump’s backing.
In South Carolina, Graham is up for re-election, and many have criticized him for his strong links to Trump. Graham has drawn criticism in especially for his support in the effort to re-run the 2020 presidential election.
According to a recent poll, Graham is 10 points behind Jaime Harrison, his Democratic opponent. Trump and the Republican Party would suffer a severe defeat if Graham loses his race for re-election.
Graham has Trump’s support, but it’s not certain if that will be enough to save him from losing. Trump is no longer the kingmaker he once was because of a recent decrease in his popularity.
Republicans who are sick of Graham’s tight ties to Trump are also criticizing him. Some Republicans think Graham is too willing to bend his moral standards in order to curry favor with Trump.
Graham’s failure to win re-election would indicate a decline in Trump’s hold on the Republican Party. It will also serve as a warning that if you commit too many errors, even your most devoted allies might turn against you.
Here are a few reasons why Lindsey Graham might not be able to be saved by even Donald Trump:
- Many Americans disapproved of Graham’s backing for Trump’s efforts to rig the 2020 election.
2. Other Republicans who are sick of Trump’s divisive language have become enraged by Graham’s close ties to the president.
3. Graham is lagging his Democratic opponent in the polls, and his approval ratings have dropped recently.
4. Trump is no longer the kingmaker he once was because of a drop in his personal popularity.
It is still too early to say whether Graham will lose his re-election bid, but he is facing a significant challenge. If he does lose, it will be a major setback for Trump and the Republican Party.