Election 2020: Even Bias Polling Data Point to Biden Lead Slipping
National and battleground state polling data indicates that Joe Biden’s favorability among likely voters has taken a nosedive since tapping Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. A recent Rasmussen poll now has President Donald Trump edging out the Obama-era number two 47 to 46 percent.
It wasn’t long ago that Democrats were bragging about a Biden landslide victory in November. Such self-congratulations echoed Hillary’s arrogance in 2016. But the early turn in vocal Trump support shows Biden unmistakably fading.
“President Trump has now edged to a one-point lead over Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the latest Rasmussen Reports’ weekly White House Watch survey. While statistically insignificant, it’s the first time Trump has been ahead,” Rasmussen reports. “The new national telephone and online survey finds the president with a 47 percent to 46 percent lead over Biden among likely voters. Three percent prefer some other candidate, while four percent remain undecided.”
The recent poll also highlights that President Trump and Joe Biden each have secured 80 percent of their respective party’s support. However, the president surged to a 9-point lead among unaffiliated voters.
What’s even more telling about the recent numbers is that Biden held a 4-point lead two weeks prior and a 6-point in the previous week. In a short span, Pres. Trump has surged by 5 points and his job approval ratings are also on the rise. The president’s wave of successes may be behind the sudden uptick.
President Trump recently brokered a pair of Middle East peace agreements, marking the first such progress in decades. He has effectively isolated rogue Iran and many are calling for him to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for the historic breakthroughs. On the home front, the U.S. Census Bureau recently published the 2019 poverty statistics. The Trump economy drove poverty to its lowest rate since estimates were published in 1959. Household incomes rose and the pay gap between men and women closed substantially. The White House also rolled out its vaccine distribution plan as multiple medications entered late trials. All of these and other accomplishments have fake news outlets pushing information that runs contrary to even biased polls.
National Public Radio, for example, recently ran a post under the headlines: 2020 Electoral Map Ratings: Landscape Tightens Some, But Biden Is Still Ahead. What’s problematic with the far-left outlet’s analysis is that NPR puts Florida as a toss-up and Pennsylvania in Biden’s column. Recent data on Real Clear Politics show the Florida numbers running between 1-2 points. Biden has lost the Latino vote in the state, which accounts for 1 in 5 voters. And Trump won Florida in 2016.
Rasmussen now considers Pennsylvania a tie with Biden’s numbers in rapid decline. The former vice president held an 8-point lead in late July. But his flip flopping on fracking and coal mining has lost him voters. Trump also won the state, albeit by a slim margin, in 2016.
Recent anecdotal reports point to a swelling “silent majority” in Minnesota who are fed up with left-wing riots and lawlessness. It is fast-tracking red as voters reject the Biden-Harris platform’s lack of law and order messaging. Trump only lost the state by 1 percentage point in 2016.
While the polling numbers appear close, many recall the 2016 elections when Hillary enjoyed double-digit leads only to lose badly in the Electoral College. Even the biased polling information the establishment media is leveraging this fall can’t hide the fact Americans don’t want higher taxes, more regulations on the Second Amendment, Antifa running city streets, or Iran getting pallets of cash. They simply can’t afford Biden’s vision of the future of this country.