October 1, 2020

Trump and Biden neck-and-neck in new poll, Trump approval at all-time high

After taking what seemed to be an insurmountable lead in the polls over Trump over the summer, Joe Biden is in freefall, and it doesn’t bode well for his chances with just weeks to go until election day.ย 

According to the latest Rasmussen poll, released on Wednesday, Joe Biden and Donald Trump are now neck-and-neck, with Biden taking 46 percent of the vote and Donald Trump hot on his heels with 45 percent.

The Biden campaign strategy of letting Trump trip over his own feet while Biden hides in the basement is failing spectacularly as well. The latest Zogby poll found that Donald Trump’s job approval is at an all-time high currently after taking a blow during the spring and summer.

โ€œThe president has recorded his best job approval rating on record,โ€ said pollster Jonathan Zogby. Even worse for Biden, Trump is doing well across all demographics. Zogby said 36 percent of Black voters approve of the president, as do 37 percent of Hispanics and 35 percent of Asians.

Even 23 percent of Democrats approve of Trump, Zogby noted, speculating that Trump’s strong law-and-order stance could be the driving force behind the shocking polls.

The final blow for Biden comes in a Marquette Law School poll released this week revealing that support for the Black Lives Matter movement and its accompanying anti-police riots is becoming unpopular.

Biden and Harris have aligned themselves with the BLM movement and the protests sweeping the nation for months, but the results of the poll indicate that may have been a strategic mistake.

Though the BLM movement and protests were hugely popular in June, after the death of George Floyd, the Marquette poll found that support for the movement dropped from 61 percent in June to a mere 48 percent in August. Support for the movement fell among Democrats as well, signaling that Americans across the board are tiring of the unceasing violence and riots.

Donald Trump is already receiving a major polling boost from the Republican National Convention that just concluded on Thursday evening, but the DNC — which concluded last week — provided no such courtesy for Biden. After months of isolation and virtual appearances, Joe Biden announced on Thursday that he will return to the campaign trail after Labor Day — but will that be too little, too late?

 

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