The Polls, Donald Trump, and Secession
Far too many pundits and commentators live and die by polls. It seems that each day some on-air talking head or online spinmeister reveals breathlessly increasingly bad results for President Trump and anyone who dares to support him or intends to vote for him.
Consider the following headlines blasted out recently by television news:
“The President has now slipped again in the polls and is behind Biden in the six battleground states.”
“Trump is behind Biden now by 12 points.”
“Georgia, a once safe GOP stronghold, is now in play, as is Texas.”
And the pattern goes on, daily and incessantly.
At the same time, Joe Biden’s essentially stay-at-home, don’t-rock-the-boat, don’t-answer-controversial-questions strategy seems to be working if you believe the pundits. Witness his “town hall” forum Thursday night, October 15, on the ABC network, where not only he faced a moderator (George Stephanopoulos, a former Clinton hack) who served up careful soft-ball questions to him, but planted supporters who did likewise. Nothing really difficult, nothing that would disturb his visible senility and obvious inability to form or give a substantial answer to a mildly challenging question.
Of course, even if it is true that many Trump voters will vote for the president despite his rough exterior and bull-in-a-china-shop approach to issues, most of Biden’s supporters will pull the Democratic lever not because Biden is a fountain of intellectual brilliance and political savviness, but because of their hatred of Donald Trump…a hatred engendered by the media, the educational establishment, and the entertainment industry.
Back in 2016 actually only one polling outfit got almost everything right about the presidential election. The Scott Rasmussen organization—Rasmussen Reports—came out ahead of nearly all eleven major polling groups: “Rasmussen Reports told you all along that it was a much closer race than most other pollsters predicted. We weren’t surprised Election Night. They were.”
Once again Rasmussen is predicting a much closer election than the other polling organizations, including Fox (who were miserably wrong in 2016).
The results of the most recent Rasmussen Reports survey (Wednesday, October 14) have Biden ahead of Trump by only five percentage points, 50% to 45%, comparable to the polling results at this time in 2016.
Following the helter-skelter first presidential debate (September 29) and the initial flurry of news about the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace deceased Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the president apparently took a hit. Rasmussen had Trump losing to B
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