The latest battleground state polls do not bring good news for your campaign.
While media is rejoicing that Biden is beating Trump in national polling, they are overlooking one key fact: the national vote doesn't decide who's president.
It never has. It never will.
We have the electoral college in place to protect the integrity of our elections and ensure that everyone has fair representation in government.
A new CNN poll has been released that shows Trump CRUSHING Biden in 15 battleground states.
According to CNN, Trump has a major advantage over Biden in WI, MI, OH, FL, PA, CO, AZ, GA, ME, MN, NV, NH, NM, NC And VA.
Nationally, 51% of voters prefer Biden over Trump.
But in battleground states, the results are 52% Trump and 45% Biden… a 7 point difference on average.
More details on this new poll and CNN's attempt to cover it up below:
Despite COVID-19's horrendous toll on the U.S. economy, 54% of voters Trump Trump over Biden (42%) to help the economy recover from the pandemic.
However, though the poll shows very good news for Trump, a study shows that CNN was downplaying the poll both online and on the air.
According to Fox News, CNN cutaway from the segment before the panel could discuss Trump's battleground lead:
A CNN poll published Wednesday shows President Trump with a seven-point lead over Joe Biden in several battleground states – but the network was accused of burying its own findings.
A review of transcripts found that only one CNN program on Wednesday mentioned the poll of registered voters that indicating 52 percent favor Trump, as opposed to 45 percent for Biden, in key battleground states.
During the 11 a.m. ET hour of “CNN Newsroom,” John King noted that brand-new CNN poll numbers indicated Biden had a national lead in the race for president before downplaying the battleground-states information.
“But remember 2016. We pick presidents state by state. Look at the horse race in the 15 states that CNN designates as presidential battlegrounds. Take a peek. The president leads in those battleground states, 52 percent to 45 percent,” King said. “Be careful not to invest too much in any one poll, especially in the middle of a pandemic.”
King then began a panel discussion, warning a Politico reporter and CNN’s Jeff Zeleny not to “overinvest in any one poll” before tossing asking their opinions.
The panel never got to Trump’s lead in battleground states before King had to cut the segment short so CNN could air New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s daily press conference. Trump’s battleground lead was never referenced again on air for the rest of the day.
CNN polls were cited on-air at other times on various shows, but only in reference to trusting Dr. Anthony Fauci more than Trump, whether sports leagues should reopen, and other topics.
National Review critic-at-large Kyle Smith noticed that the poll results weren’t prominently featured by CNN on its website and penned a column headlined, “CNN Buries Its Own Poll Results on Trump’s Favorability. Guess Why.”
CNN has been called "fake news" by President Trump and his supporters.
This is exactly why.
Fake news doesn't just mean that the networks lie about what they're reporting.
It also means that they selectively filter what they report and how they report it.
By covering the national data but refusing to air the new polling on battleground states, CNN appears to create the impression that Biden is in the lead, when the reality is the opposite.
Biden has been protected from media scrutiny during the COVID-19 crisis.
He's been hiding in his basement and has been holding video streams that almost nobody watches.
The dynamics will change once Trump and Biden debate on stage and Biden's mental health is exposed for everyone to see.
Biden has been making mental gaffes on even friendly TV interviews and appearances.
Yet Biden's national polling numbers stay steady due to the media covering up his flaws.
According to the National Review, the media is intentionally downplaying Trump's strong battleground numbers:
Well, that’s interesting, I thought, as I noted that the RealClearPolitics homepage stated that President Trump was tied for his all-time high in CNN polling. Then I went over to the CNN homepage for confirmation. Guess what I found?
The main story was about a church that lost 44 parishioners to COVID-19. The second-most prominent story told us that “Grocery Prices Are Soaring” (which is true if you think that a 2.6 percent increase in April should be called “soaring”), the third-most-prominent item told us, “Doctors treating coronavirus patients are seeing odd and frightening syndromes.” Running down the rail on the right we were given such important developments as “Man refusing to wear a mask breaks arm of Target employee,” “CNN Investigates: He’s willing to get Covid-19 to speed up vaccine efforts,” “Five surfers die after huge layer of sea foam hampers rescue” and “How coronavirus spread from one member to 87% of the singers at a choir practice.”
Only after all of this stuff did we learn that CNN has a new poll out, under the headline, “CNN Poll: Biden tops Trump nationwide, but battlegrounds tilt Trump.” Polls are expensive, news organizations tend to hype them breathlessly to generate headlines in rival media outlets, Wednesday was (obviously) a slow news day, and politics is one of CNN’s core topics. Yet CNN seemed oddly unenthused about its own poll. And the story to which the homepage linked doesn’t mention that Trump had never scored higher in a CNN poll. True, there are lots of noisy data in the piece, most of which cut against Trump. But on the other hand the single most surprising and hence most newsworthy detail of the poll was that Trump holds a seven-point lead over Biden in the battleground states. The CNN story doesn’t even tell us what that figure is — seven points seems like a pretty big number — and downplays its own finding by noting, “Given the small sample size in that subset of voters, it is difficult to determine with certainty whether the movement is significant or a fluke of random sampling.”
The headline of a different CNN news story about the same poll carries the headline, “CNN Poll: Negative ratings for government handling of coronavirus persist” over a picture of Trump looking downcast. This story, unlike the other one, mentions (but not till the fourth paragraph) that Trump’s approval rating of 45 percent “now matches his high point in CNN polling dating back to the start of his term.”
I don’t want to spin this poll as great news for President Trump — he has a 55 percent disapproval rating, and only 36 percent think he’s a trustworthy source of information about the crisis — but the story of the 21st century has been persistently low faith in presidents, government, Congress, and the direction of the country. President Obama had an approval rating of about 48 percent at this point in May of 2012, on his way to being reelected by a wide margin. Joe Biden has an approval rating of only 45 percent, as against 46 percent disapproval, and that’s with Biden mostly shielded from public view. Biden’s penchant for gaffes largely escape notice when his public appearances mainly consist of reading from a Teleprompter in his basement, whereas Trump’s gaffes make headlines. Biden bears no responsibility for all the things that have gone wrong, whereas Trump not only gets heaped with blame, but the pressure of managing a crisis spurs him on to more gaffes. Trump probably doesn’t need to win a plurality of voters to win a majority of Electoral College votes. And being disliked by a majority didn’t stop him before: The day he was elected president, he had a 37.5 percent approval rating, according to the RealClearPolitics poll of polls.
We've seen this story before.
In 2016, Hillary Clinton refused to campaign in battleground states that she was sure she would win.
But to her surprise, Trump cracked through the fabled Democratic blue wall.
Even if Biden attempts to campaign in those states, his penchant for gaffes and inability to string coherent sentences together won't help.
If anything, it'll expose Biden's flaws that the media have been covering up.