1948 and the Power of Incumbency

Truman was in a reelection battle somewhat similar to Trump’s. Here’s how he won.

Truman on Election Night 1948. Source: Library of Congress

Pundits have continued to discount the likelihood of a Trump victory in the 2020 election. After weeks of positive polling, Democrats are gaining confidence. Republicans have also begun to worry. On Monday, a story broke that several Republican sources were uncertain that Trump would even finish his first term in office.