If you’re wondering why you haven’t heard much about head to head polls on Trump vs [insert Leftist moron here], I have your answer.
The polls don’t favor Democrats.
For the better part of a year we’ve been told that every Democrat presidential candidate could beat President Trump. So, the game for the candidates was who could be Trump by the most. As recent as September 11 of this year, ABC reported on the demise of Trump in head-to-head matchups:
Five Democratic contenders lead Donald Trump in head-to-head matchups in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, with several widening their advantage since July. Concerns about the economy, which have pushed down the president’s job approval rating, are a factor.
Among those tested in the survey, Joe Biden leads Trump by 16 percentage points among all adults, 54-38%, essentially the same as two months ago. Bernie Sanders leads by 12 points, up from 6 in July; as does Elizabeth Warren by 11 points, compared with a slight 7 points previously. Kamala Harris leads by 10 points, while Pete Buttigieg has a slight 6-point edge.
But do Democrats really believe these numbers?
Biden can’t even get out of his own way with issues around pay-for-play. While Democrats may believe fake news polls showing Biden defeating Trump, the truth is Biden won’t be the Democrat’s nominee.
As for the other polling numbers, let’s begin by asking, “Bernie Who?”. Sanders now stoops to bring AOC to his campaign’s rescue. But we are to believe that the man who couldn’t beat Hillary Clinton in 2016 can beat Trump by 12 points in 2020.
Kamala Harris by 10 over Trump? She’s 4 points ahead of supposedly surging Buttigieg and only one point behind new supposed top contender Warren.
When you consider all the contradictions, it’s no wonder Bloomberg entered the race. As Fox Business reports, Democrats seem to know that polling is flawed:
Other Democratic Party fundraising types expressed similar astonishment that Bloomberg believes he can win the nomination since his very presence will likely galvanize the party’s progressive base to support a candidate like Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who has been surging in recent polls.
Despite being a darling of the left, a majority of recent polls show Warren facing a difficult task beating Trump in a head-to-head contest.
I’m confused? Democrats don’t want Bloomberg to enter because he would get Elizabeth Warren the nomination?
Given that the polling shows Warren beating Trump by 11 percent, Bloomberg would be good news for the party. Except for that second paragraph that explains that perhaps the polling on Warren (or any other Leftist candidate) isn’t reliable.
And if that’s not enough to clear things up, consider this excerpt from ForeignPolicy.com.
Democratic leaders in the House, having crossed the Rubicon with hearings that all but obligate them to vote to impeach in the next few weeks, will fail spectacularly in the Senate, since they apparently have won over no Republicans at all. “Our assessment,” wrote Politico Playbook’s Capitol Hill pulse-takers, Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer, “remains that this has not moved a single vote in the House of Representatives. In fact, Republicans believe a few Democrats will vote with them against impeachment—although that might be wishful thinking.” If no House Republicans stand up, very few if any Senate Republicans will dare. Indeed, in a Republican-dominated Senate, it would require all the more courage to break ranks on such a huge and consequential issue as removing a president for the first time in U.S. history.
That means a big victory for the president going into an election year.
And no one has mastered the art of the gloat like Donald Trump, who on Friday morning declared in a call-in to Fox & Friends: “Frankly, I want a trial.” Indeed, why not? What better way would there be of continuing to smear Trump’s leading 2020 Democratic threat, Joe Biden, along with his son Hunter—whom even many Democrats admit was pushing ethical boundaries by joining the board of a Ukrainian firm, Burisma, while his father was vice president—as the election draws closer? Especially because Trump knows he’s assured of exoneration in the Senate.
The news landed as the leading Democratic candidates in the 2020 presidential race clawed at one another once again in their fifth debate on Wednesday night. Just two months before the critical Feb. 3 Iowa caucuses, there is no reasonable clearing of the field in sight.
In other words, it doesn’t matter what any polls says. This one’s in the bag.