Not that this ought to come as any surprise to anyone, as I don’t think people would prefer Biden over Trump to watch over the plants they have at home, but for Reuters to point this out is rather interesting.
According to a recent Reuters poll conducted earlier this week, 43% of registered voters said they would support Biden in November, while 41% said the same of Trump, making it a supposed toss-up. Of course, this is Reuters, so take these numbers with a bit of a grain of salt. Even they admit that such numbers, which used to show Biden with a “bigger” lead (6 points last week and 8 points in mid-April), basically make this election a toss-up. However, I highly doubt it’s anywhere as close as they think it is for a variety of reasons.
Funny enough, one of those reasons is actually stated in the article Reuters wrote to report on their poll. “The former vice president has been forced to run his presidential campaign from his Delaware home in keeping with restrictions aimed at combating the virus, which has killed more than 70,000 people in the United States and put 30 million people out of work.”
Now, a couple of things to say about this. First, just as a side note, the virus itself didn’t put 30 million people out of work. The decision by the governors to shut down their states and restrict “non-essential” businesses from being able to run (an unconstitutional act) is what has put 30 million people out of work.
Second, regarding what they said about Biden staying at home, that, I would argue, is one of the reasons it is not particularly close. Biden has been forced to essentially shut down his campaign, having to conduct television interviews to stay relevant. Trump has him far outclassed in terms of exposure with his briefings. And regardless of what the fake news media has tried to do with these briefings, both with the members of the press in the briefings themselves and the selective editing and coverage following the briefings in an effort to make Trump look bad (remember when the fake news media tried to tell people Trump wanted to inject people with Lysol? Why does anyone take these people seriously anymore?), it has not been working out as they had hoped.
Trump has only seen his numbers go up in this time. Time and time again, he has seen record highs in particular polls that usually show him to be detested (fake polls, of course, as they are usually oversampling Democrats).
Now, funny enough, not appearing in public might actually be to Biden’s BENEFIT. Since every time he appears on TV, he’s already a mumbling train wreck, constant appearances in campaign stops could further show him to be worse and worse, and especially during any debate he would have to have with Trump. Biden has even had time to rest at home and even that hasn’t kept him from sounding incoherent at best.
One person at New York Magazine even wrote: “Joe Biden is at his best when he’s neither speaking nor appearing in public. Will his campaign have to abandon its most effective strategy?” with relation to the Tara Reade situation which I will cover in a second.
Even someone at New York Magazine fully acknowledges that Biden is “at his best” when NO ONE CAN SEE OR HEAR HIM! Does that remind you of a certain witch from 2016, who couldn’t draw a fly to her rallies and was almost as much of a train wreck whenever she had such rallies?
Considering the declining health (mental in the case of Biden, physical in the case of Hillary) of the two candidates, the blatantly corrupt ties with foreign governments for personal gain and the similar idiotic ideologies, you could consider Biden to be the male version of Hillary, only Hillary was married to and protected a sexual predator while Joe is one.
Which brings us to the Tara Reade accusations, another reason why I don’t think it’s as close of a contest as Reuters might think.
Even Reuters points out: “Some of Biden’s most dominant recent headlines focused on a former U.S. Senate aide’s allegation that he sexually assaulted her in 1993.” This is already causing some rifts on the Left, at least with younger people (a demographic Biden was already struggling to gain support from), as “Progressive students in key swing state ditch ‘sexual predator’ Joe Biden,” according to Campus Reform.
Now, the insane Left will abandon the #MeToo movement if that’s what it takes to beat Trump, but that definitely doesn’t make them look good with non-hardcore-leftists.
Even Reuters tried to run cover for Biden in that very article, writing: “Biden said last week the alleged assault ‘never happened’ and asked the Senate to make public any documents related to the accusation by Tara Reade, who worked as a staff assistant in Biden’s Senate office from December 1992 to August 1993.”
That is a demonstrable lie. Joe Biden DID NOT ask the Senate to make public any documents related to the accusation by Tara Reade. In that very interview that Reuters is referencing, he, time and time again, refused to allow for Senate papers in the hands of the University of Delaware to be released, as I said in my article covering that interview. Reuters is trying to make Biden look like he has nothing to hide when he very much does and is actively trying to hide things.
This lie is among the reasons I tend not to trust polls even from Reuters unless they show their OWN GUY not exactly doing all that well. They have a reason to lie about how well Biden is doing but not about how poorly he’s doing.
Which brings me back to the actual poll, and the main topic of discussion for this article (got a bit sidetracked there, didn’t I?), that being that, according to the poll itself, people trust Trump over Biden with regards to the economy and handling the virus.
According to the Reuters/Ipsos poll, “45% of Americans said Trump was better suited to create jobs, while 32% said Biden was the better candidate for that. That pushed Trump’s advantage over Biden in terms of job creation to 13 points, compared with the Republican president’s 6-point edge in a similar poll that ran in mid-April.”
“Thirty-seven percent said Trump was better leading the country’s coronavirus response, while 35% preferred Biden. A similar poll in mid-April showed Biden had a slight edge over Trump when it came to the nation’s response to the disease.”
The poll regarding job creation doesn’t surprise me at all. Trump has always been touted as being a better candidate for the economy, even before he actually became president. His record as POTUS is a record of economic BOOM for our country, prior to the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent freak-outs from most of the country’s governors. Even while we face another economic rebuilding period in the coming months, Trump is far and away the better candidate to restore the lost jobs.
When it comes to handling the virus, Trump has also shown he is quite capable. As I have stated many times in the past (because it bears repetition, otherwise people lie about the facts), Trump ordered flight restrictions to and from China in late January, when Democrats, not the least of which being Trump’s Democrat opponent in Joe Biden, called him a “racist” and “xenophobe” for it and some of them still insist that he is that and that they would not have done the same WHEN SUCH MEASURES HAVE HELPED SAVE COUNTLESS LIVES.
When Andrew Cuomo was begging and crying for thousands more ventilators, Trump shut him down, noting that New York did not need as many ventilators as the governor thought they would, and Trump was right.
And any attacks the Left could throw at Trump really don’t stick. For example, the Left tried blaming Trump for not having enough N95 masks when Obama depleted the nation’s supply early in his own administration. Another example is that the Left blames Trump for the virus, at least for what it’s doing in the U.S. and hilariously claims China has been doing a better job when they have been hiding the truth from us since before we even knew about the virus and they continue to do so, continuing to claim few, if any, new virus deaths.
And, of course, there were the ridiculous fake news stories surrounding hydroxychloroquine, the drug that Trump (and Cuomo, but people seem to forget him here) often touted as helping beat the coronavirus, such as the ridiculous story of a woman and her husband who ingested fish tank cleaner because one of its ingredients included HQC, leaving her husband dead and her in the hospital and then went on to fully blame Trump (let’s be honest, that was likely a murder for political purposes).
Meanwhile, Biden has given good suggestions as to what to do… hours, days or even weeks after Trump HAS ALREADY THOUGHT TO IMPLEMENT THEM. For example, Biden suggested using the Defense Production Act in various ways. He made this suggestion after Trump had already done so.
There isn’t a single person in the world who could convince me Biden would have done a better job in handling the virus, especially considering he was one of the many people on the Left lambasting Trump for restricting travel to and from China (and then Europe once that place became more riddled with it).
But the fact that these numbers are the way they are is relatively important, at least considering that this is Reuters who is reporting them. In the article itself, they are shown to be lying, so they don’t exactly have much credibility, but to see them reporting a poll that makes the Biden camp appear to be weakening is telling.
Of course, as I have said many times in the past, good numbers for Trump should not give Trump supporters and voters license to not go out to vote in November. Complacency is always a killer for any campaign and at this point, we absolutely cannot afford to give the Left any sort of advantage if we are to keep America as America. I refuse to allow the communists to turn the USA into the USSR.
“And give no opportunity to the devil.”
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