Presidential Polls Still Show Biden Ahead
The race for the White House is gearing up
Those who are Democrats or Republicans against Trump have a hard time understanding how the election could be close. They think that Joe Biden should be far ahead in the polls. Three to ten percentage points does not constitute a very safe lead.
It seems that the choice is clear because there are stark differences between the two candidates who are running to be the next President of the United States. On one side is a caring human being who has had many years of government experience, and on the other side there is an incumbent with no prior government experience who has been shown to be a habitual bully and who tells lies.
Trump had said when he was first elected that he would drain the swamp. He wanted to replace people who are in elective office as members of Congress. He and others of his base were against those who are currently serving. Yet those people are the ones who know what is going on and can do a more effective job of leadership. There are always new people coming into office, and there are people who retire or lose their re-election campaigns. Although there are some Congressional people who have been serving in office for many years, there are always some turnovers and changes.
It is unfair to lump everyone in Congress together just as it is not right to generalize about any type or group of people.
While Joe Biden has been leading in the polls for most of the time since he was declared the Democratic nominee, some polls indicate that the lead he has had may have slipped. The margins are closer.
Matthew Choi reported in POLITICO on September 3, 2020, that Joe Biden is leading Trump in some of the battleground states, which appear to be up for grabs. Donald Trump is trailing in Pennsylvania and Florida, according to a poll conducted by Quinnipiac University.
Voters in both states had said overwhelmingly that they had made up their minds with little chance of changing their decision before the election. Upwards of 90% said they were sure they would not change their answer to the poll.
With a lot of high level Republicans against Trump in this election, it is surprising that so many of his “base” are steadfast supporters who are dedicated to him. It is interesting that Kellyanne Conway, who worked in the White House, remains a strong supporter, and her husband George Conway is one of the most vocal Republicans against Trump.
Joe Biden’s lead over Trump in many polls seems to have narrowed during the summer. After the Republican National Convention, Trump is said to have received a boost.
Most voters who have answered polls seem to be quite sure about how they will vote in the Presidential election. They have decided and are convinced that there is no chance that they would change their minds between now and the election in November.
The campaign for Joe Biden needs to be ever vigilant as they prepare for the last two months before the election. They don’t want to lose their lead. Trump’s supporters have work to do, and some of them have deep pockets (although that is not true of his less educated, White, male following).
Ads and endorsement will be plentiful on the television airways and in millions of email accounts around the country between now and the election. There will be no shortage of negative remarks going around. People will be asked to contribute money to the campaigns. Both sides will be trying to convince any who have not made up their minds about the election to vote for their candidate.
The choice seems clear when you compare the backgrounds, experience, moral values, personalities, and temperaments of the two candidates. There are similarities in age and race, but there are so many marked differences.
BE SURE TO VOTE!!!
[Sources: POLITICO, CNN]