Democratic candidate Joe Biden mainly campaigned from his basement when he wasn’t “calling a lid” to simply hide for days at a time in the 2020 presidential election. So why in the world did anyone vote for him?
As it turns out, exit polling showed his voters were twice as likely to consider pulling the lever for Biden as a vote against Republican President Donald Trump rather than voting for Biden nearly half of the time. By contrast, Trump’s voters were casting 3 out of 4 ballots in favor of their candidate with only 22% saying it was in opposition to Biden.
Biden’s voters thought “judgement, trustworthiness, honesty, and stability” were paramount, while Trump’s backers saw “judgment, mental fitness, effectiveness and strong leadership” as important qualities in their candidate. Clearly, the media’s false narrative about Biden prevailed over decades of proven dishonestly and Biden’s recently revealed prevarications.
The poll was taken between Oct. 30 and Nov. 3, as a snapshot of voter attitudes as they cast their ballots. Now, with vote totals changing daily in key states as Trump is forced to file lawsuits against voter fraud, it’s hard to know where the final tally will land despite those voter attitudes.
Other exit polling data has turned conventional wisdom on its head. Trump did better with Black and Latino men and women in the 2020 presidential election despite the media and pop culture insisting that Trump was a racist.
According to the exit poll, Trump did better in 2020 with every race and gender except white men.
Change from 2016:
White Men -5
White Women +2
Black Men +4
Black Women +4
Latino Men +3
Latino Women +3
Other +5 pic.twitter.com/hUc17Iy1ip
— Matt Bruenig (@MattBruenig) November 4, 2020
As it turned out, Biden’s entire candidacy seemed to hinge on simply not being Trump. There were days at a time where he would simply check out and not make appearances on the campaign trail or in front of the media. It seemed as if his handlers decided it was better if nobody remembered who Biden actually was and focused instead on their opposition vote.
Even his official platform was flimsier than the “Hope and Change” nonsense of former President Barack Obama whom he served with as vice president. Biden stuck to things like nebulously promising to “shut down” the coronavirus and not the country without providing any actual alternative strategy.
If ever there were an empty suit candidate, it was Biden. The man who has been in politics nearly half of a century is close to being elected as president only because of who he wasn’t. If only his voters did a little digging to find out who Biden truly is, it wouldn’t even be close.