At The American Spectator, Dov Fischer explains why polling for President Donald Trump is stronger than you may think. He writes (abridged):
The recent spate of national and battleground-state polls augur well for Trump, even where the numbers show Trump behind.
Most people at the office water cooler can tell you with great specificity every detail about the latest mass murder or serial killer. But ask them to describe the Green New Deal’s specifics or whether or not they will lose their private health insurance if Warren or Sanders get elected and they go blank.
They do not grasp that “free” government programs will cost them even more than free-market ones because they will be taxed higher.”
They complain about poverty, street crime and violence, vagrants on the sidewalks—and then they keep electing the same people.
Pollsters find that 70 percent of Americans prefer “Medicare for All” when initially surveyed. “Sure, let’s guarantee ‘free’ health care for everyone — even those here illegally. Then, after pollsters follow by asking whether the surveyed person would be OK with losing his or her own private insurer option, support plummets to 37 percent.
All this leads us to the recent polls of Democrat candidates. Joe Biden continues to maintain a solid lead over his opponents in national polls. Commentators among the Corrupt Journalist Corps interpret those numbers to mean that Biden is running strong, despite gaffes galore like forgetting what he was in the middle of saying, forgetting what city or state he is in, telling people that “we choose truth over facts,” that “poor kids are just as bright and are just as talented as white kids.
What does this national polling tell us about the strength of Biden’s candidacy? Most people are not paying real attention yet to what is going on; they’re just parroting the banal “common wisdom” around them.
Trump backers have reason to be encouraged by current polling.
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