Democrats are still confident that Donald Trump cannot win in November, but a growing number of polls show that Joe Biden’s future is not so certain.
Some strategists — both Democrat and Republican — have voiced concerns that polls showing Biden holding a strong lead are skewed because some Trump supporters are unwilling to admit that they plan to vote red in November.
Washington Examiner columnist Paul Bedard wrote on Wednesday:
Just like in 2016, many of President Trump’s strongest supporters are staying quiet about their Election Day pick, likely misleading pollsters and the media about the state of the presidential race.
Indeed, a recent Rassmussen survey found that there are many more of these “shy” Trump voters than most polls can even begin to account for.
Rasmussen pollsters explained that “Trump voters appear to be hiding their vote again this election cycle,” noting that 17% of likely voters who “strongly approve” of Trump “are less likely to let others know how they intend to vote in the upcoming election.”
Even more importantly, independent voters that are not necessarily “Trump supporters” could be even more reticent about which way they plan to vote.
“Again this cycle, the quietest voters are those not affiliated with either major political party,” pollsters noted. “Twenty-one percent (21%) say they are less likely to let others know how they intend to vote; 45% are more likely to tell.”
Never before have a contingent of American voters been so reviled and attacked by those who believe they are on the right side of history. Democrats appear to be making the exact same mistake that they made in 2016, and it appears that no amount of warnings can persuade them otherwise.