Every swing state offers the opportunity for a momentum shift in a presidential election and although Iowa only offers a presidential candidate a mere six electoral votes, in many scenarios those six votes can mean the difference between a seat in the Oval Office or a final plane ride home.
According to Breitbart, President Donald Trump’s campaign received welcoming and exciting news this week as a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll put the incumbent candidate at a healthy seven point lead over his competitor, former Vice President Joe Biden.
Trump managed to garner 48 percent in the heavily-watched survey to Biden’s 41 percent. Another three percent indicated that they were voting for someone else, five percent wouldn’t reveal who they’re voting for and two percent said they were unsure. The survey took the pulse of 814 “likely” Iowa voters and was conducted at the end of October over a three day period.
What makes the poll even more noteworthy is that in September, the two candidates were neck-and-neck in the same poll, both with 47 percent of support at the time. This week’s news shows that not only is the president gaining momentum in his final push to win voters, but also that Biden’s polling dominance is taking a sharp nosedive in a number of battleground states, just days prior to the election.
Adding to Trump’s good fortune is that J. Ann Selzer, president of the company that conducted the survey, indicated that the president is hanging on to key voter blocs that he managed to win over in 2016, such as independents, who helped propel the president to a 9.4 percent margin of victory against Hillary Clinton in 2016, according to The New York Times.
“The president is holding demographic groups that he won in Iowa four years ago, and that would give someone a certain level of comfort with their standing,” Selzer said. “There’s a consistent story in 2020 to what happened in 2016.”
Let’s be frank — Trump’s unbelievably energetic ground game in the final weeks leading up to the election is paying huge dividends. In contrast, Biden, who rarely steps foot out of his basement bunker into the sunlight — let alone to hold a rally — will probably have a number of regrets come the morning of November 4.
In America, hard work is rewarded and Trump has proven time and time again that he absolutely cannot be outworked.
Although you think they would have learned in 2016, it would behoove Democrats at this point to begin taking notes on how to run a winning presidential campaign so that they can give themselves a fighting chance at victory in future elections, because Trump has this one in the bag.