Trump, GOP Face Tsunami: Biden Opens 16-Point National Lead
The latest CNN poll following both the first presidential debate and Trump’s contracting Covid-19 shows that the incumbent president and his political party could be wiped out from the White House, U.S. Senate, and House of Representatives well as Statewide offices, and legislatures.
Americans may be finally fed up with Donald Trump and his sycophants.
According to a CNN nationwide poll conducted by SSRS of 1,001 of likely voters conducted between October 1st through October 4th, 2020, former Vice President Joe Biden leads Donald Trump 57% to 41% among likely voters.
That’s the kind of electoral tsunami that could wipe out the Republican Party and put the Democrats in control of Congress, White House, and many states currently run by Republicans, even with the CNN poll having a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points.
The CNN poll’s internal numbers are just as shockingly strong for the 77-year-old Biden on a number of critical issues. Biden leads on key issues including handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, health care, racial inequality, crime and safety and has even for the first time polled ahead of Trump on who would better handle the economy with 50% saying Biden and 48% saying, Trump.
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Another significant number that stands out from the CNN Poll now that the first presidential debate has taken place and Trump’s contracting Covid-19 has been made public are the two candidates’ favorability numbers. Those numbers show 52% of those polled said they have a positive impression of Biden while only 39% said they have a positive view of Trump.
While Biden may lead nationally, Americans now understand that who wins the election will come down to who wins several battleground states. Biden has a narrow lead over Trump in most of the key battleground states. Yet, in this latest poll the numbers for Trump are growing more dismal by the day. For example, Biden has increased his lead among women -- to 66 percent to 32 percent -- and also made gains among younger voters, moderates and independents.
One of the key drivers underpinning the numbers appears to have helped Biden with 57% of those who watched the caustic debate indicating Biden did the best job and only 26% saying Trump prevailed through the face-off.
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Trump reelection campaign press secretary, Hogan Gidley, predictably rejected the CNN poll when asked to comment on its results…
“The same pollsters had the president down and out in 2016; he won the race then and is doing the same thing right now. He has great numbers via our internal polling to retain the White House.”
Gidley is following the strategy outlined for all campaign surrogates when Bill Stepien took over as Trump’s campaign manager after Brad Parscale was dismissed for allegedly stealing $40 million from the campaign. Stepien instituted a rule that no one speaking for the campaign can ever acknowledge President Trump is trailing Biden or could lose the election.
Stepien’s maxim of never admitting any weakness or failure is becoming more and more difficult to justify. The first poll following the debate conducted by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal released on Sunday before Trump tested positive for Covid-19 had Biden with a 14-point lead among registered voters.
The RealClearPolitics.com average of national polls this morning has Biden leading Trump with a 9.2 point lead. Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight.com polling average showed a Biden leading by 8.8% this morning and with an 82% probability of winning the election.
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