by Brian C. Joondeph
With the 2020 Presidential election a few weeks away, opinion polls dominate the news, unlike real news of one of the candidates and his family involved in a massive pay-to-play scandal, selling US interests to hostile foreign governments, dutifully ignored or censored by cable news and social media giants.
Polls show Joe Biden ahead by double digits, portending a landslide victory the likes of which we haven’t seen since the electoral tsunamis of Nixon and Reagan decades ago. If the polls are to be believed, Trump should be packing and preparing for life as a private citizen come late January.
Here are a few examples. A CNN poll from early October gave Biden a 16-point lead over Trump. An Opinium and Guardian poll from days ago doubled down on CNN showing Biden with a 17-point lead. Even Rasmussen Reports, one of the most accurate pollsters in 2016, showed Biden leading Trump by 5 points this week, a drop from 12 points last week.