CNN didn’t go out of their way to promote or push their brand new presidential election poll, and when they did, they tried to make it seem like it was more good news for Democrats and Joe Biden. But we suppose CNN’s pollsters aren’t infected with the same political bias as the head honchos and the reporters, because the true results of the poll itself tell anything BUT a comforting story for Biden’s supporters. Indeed, while Biden may lead Trump in the meaningless national polls, the president has developed a significant lead in the states that count.
According to CNN, Trump has an overall lead of 52% to 45% in the states of Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Only seven of those fifteen states went for Trump in the last election while the eight others went to Hillary Clinton.
“The results suggest that younger voters in the battleground states are tilted in favor of Trump, a stark change from the last CNN poll in which battleground voters were analyzed in March, even as other demographic groups shifted to a smaller degree,” CNN reported glumly.
Like all presidential elections, this one will come down to the swing states. It doesn’t matter if Biden has a five or even a ten percent advantage nationally. He could be up 95 points on Trump in California and New York and it won’t mean a damn thing come election day. All that matters is which of these candidates can bring home Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, and a handful of other states that are up in the air. If Trump wins those states, it spells certain doom for Biden.
Of course, we know that we can only put so much faith in the polls to begin with. In 2016, nearly every poll – national, battleground, or otherwise – said that Hillary Clinton would easily defeat Donald Trump. We all know how that turned out. Whether the polls show Trump having a good night or they show Biden poised to capture the presidency, nothing means anything until the voters go to the polls. And in a bizarre year like 2020, anything could happen.
Still, we’ll take any good news we can get.