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Is Trump Slowly Imploding? Here’s a Place to Look for Hidden Clues.

A crucial special election in the Philadelphia suburbs will tell us a lot about 2024. We spoke to the Democratic candidate about what he’s seeing on the ground.

Biden and Trump
From left: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images; MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

A frightening new batch of polls this week showed President Biden trailing Donald Trump in all the key battleground states. And yet, as bleak as the polling has looked for many months, Democrats racked up an impressive winning streak in special elections all throughout 2023. This disconnect is why political pros are closely watching an election for state House in the Philadelphia suburbs that’s set for February 13. We talked to Democratic candidate Jim Prokopiak to gauge what he’s seeing on the ground in swing territory, why Biden is struggling on the economy, and how Trump can still look strong despite his descent into derangement and severe criminal jeopardy.