Despite the media hysteria surrounding the first Presidential Debate on Tuesday, President Trump appears to have emerged the winner.
The first significant post-debate poll, conducted by Investor’s Business Daily/TIPP, found that Joe Biden’s popularity is collapsing — the worst possible news for the Biden campaign with just weeks to go until election day.
According to the poll, the Democrat presidential nominee’s once-formidable lead over Trump has been cut down to just 2.6 percent in the wake of the debate.
Biden now only leads Donald Trump 48.6 percent to 45.9 percent — and four percent of respondents claimed that they still haven’t decided who they will vote for. If the trend continues, those four percent could easily swing towards Trump.
“Biden leads President Trump, 48.6% to 45.9%,” said IBD’s Jed Graham.”Another 1.5% say they’ll vote for another candidate, while 4% are not sure who they’ll support. Biden holds a 48%-38.5% lead among likely independent voters and 92%-4% among Democrats. Trump leads 93%-5.5% among Republicans.”
A similar poll conducted by IBD just one month ago found that Joe Biden led Trump by a whopping eight points — further cementing the fact that Biden has completely blown the command that Democrats saw as indestructible.
In even worse news, Breitbart reported:
While the poll showed Biden got better reviews from respondents for overall debate performance, more voters shifted to Trump after the debate than shifted to Biden. The two candidates split on who performed better on individual topics, with Trump winning with the economy and Supreme Court and Biden winning the others.
This poll, coupled with the fact that Trump voters are typically more reluctant to admit their support for Trump due to fears of retaliation makes these next several weeks more critical than previously thought for the Biden campaign.