Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) warned that former President Donald Trump remains popular in Pennsylvania, with Trump signs "everywhere."
The senator shared his concern in a New York Times report published last week.
Sen. John Fetterman: Trump Is Still Strong in Pennsylvania, ‘Seeing Trump Signs Everywhere’ https://t.co/8tfxSFHXqu
— Ben Owen🇺🇸 (@hrkbenowen) July 31, 2023
It doesn’t matter. I’m a senator, and I’m not sure how many times he’s been indicted. He’s been impeached twice. Has that changed anything? You’re still seeing Trump signs everywhere in Pennsylvania. You have to respect his strength in all of that,” he said.
“Trump would be very competitive in Pennsylvania. But Trump has to perform above his ceiling. I think there’s a hard ceiling in Pennsylvania he can’t get past,” he said.
— TheLeoTerrell (@TheLeoTerrell) July 29, 2023
"I’m not concerned about his age. And even if I was, who cares? There’s nothing you can do about his age," Fetterman told the outlet concerning President Joe Biden.
"I’ve spent enough time around him. He’s sharp, he’s aware, he is absolutely up to the task. I’ll be doing whatever his campaign asks of me. I know Pennsylvania, I’ve won Pennsylvania. I’ll be helping with whatever he asks," he added.
Trump continues to lead GOP polls but many Republicans worry that Trump won't perform well enough in battleground states to win nationwide in 2024.
While other GOP contenders like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis poll well among conservatives and independents in battleground states, the former president is likely to face similar results to the last election, giving Biden a second term.
The growing legal battles surrounding Trump and pushback following Jan. 6, 2021, are also factors that could cause him problems in 2024.
Despite the factors, Fetterman knows there continue to be many Trump supporters in Pennsylvania and beyond, setting up a major battle in the next election if he becomes the nominee.