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Days Before The First 2020 Debate – Both Trump’s Approval Rating And National Polls Hits Highs
By Adam Casalino|September 18, 2020
Days Before The First 2020 Debate – Both Trump’s Approval Rating And National Polls Hits Highs

What’s Happening:

The first debate is happening soon, Tuesday, September 29th.

President Trump has talked about it quite a bit—while some Democrats have urged Biden to drop out.

As Trump resumes his rallies and Biden does selective appearances, new polls have come out.

Both revealing Trump’s approval and the rational race:

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 53% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-six percent (46%) disapprove. The last time the president’s job approval reached a high of this number was in September 2019.

The new national telephone and online survey finds the president with a 47% to 46% lead over Biden among Likely U.S. Voters. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, while four percent (4%) remain undecided.

President Trump matched his all-time approval high of 53%, with an index rating of +4.

For the first time, he’s leading Biden in a national Rasmussen poll.

Since early Summer, Trump has been chipping away at Biden’s lead and now he’s edged ahead of him.

What’s worth noting is that numerous surveys reveal that nearly 2/3 of Americans don’t even like to admit their political views.

Many have pointed to this fact to suggest that election polls are heavily skewed, as many Trump supporters (i.e.: the Silent Majority) refuse to participate.

With that in mind, how big might Trump’s lead actually be? Remember, few polls had Trump even close to Hillary in 2016—let alone tied or in the lead.

For Trump to have this kind of an edge before a single debate?

And keep in mind, Trump doesn’t even need a national lead, since we go by electoral votes given by swing states.

In most states that Trump needs, he’s been doing pretty well.

In recent weeks, Trump has resumed his historic rallies. Despite the negative press and ongoing COVID panic, Trump supporters have been coming out of the woodwork to see him.

There have even been popular rallies for Trump in regions never thought possible, including LA and Miami.

Key Takeaways:

  • Trump has taken the lead in a national poll against Joe Biden.
  • His approval has reached his all-time high, according to Rasmussen.
  • The first presidential debate is next Tuesday.

Source: Rasmussen, Rasmussen

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Adam Casalino
Adam Casalino is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal. Find his other work: www.talesofmaora.com
Adam Casalino is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal. Find his other work: www.talesofmaora.com
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