(PoliticalLookout.com)- President Donald Trump benefitted from “shy” vote in 2016, which meant most of the polls were wrong. This time around, the polls are showing President Trump tying with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, which could mean a November victory is on the way. It’s a significant shift given that polls have repeatedly shown the 77-year-old former vice president with a double-digit lead over President Trump.
The new poll, conducted in the final two days of August by Emerson College, found that Trump has closed the gap and is now in a statistical tie with Biden, with 47% compared to Biden’s 49%.
Bear in mind, also, that presidential elections are not won based on national performance. Instead, President Trump can win by obtaining more electoral college votes by winning support in states where far-left policy really doesn’t go down well.
In July, a national poll showed Biden with 50% of the vote and Trump with 46%. Spencer Kimball, the director of Emerson College Polling, said that the Republican Convention was likely a driving factor in Trump’s polling bump.
“The Republican convention gave Trump his most positive week of news coverage which likely attributes to his bounce in this month’s poll and increasing job approval,” Kimball said.
President Trump continues gaining ground in the national polls, with a Hill-HarrisX poll recently showing Biden with 47% and Trump with 43%. That’s an increase over Trump’s 38% and Biden’s 45% in a poll taken in July.
The trend shows President Trump skyrocketing in the polls while Biden stagnates. Much of his woes came after choosing Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate, suggesting she just isn’t as likeable as the Democrats – for some reason -0 thought she is.
Even CNN is recognizing that things are changing, and back in late July, they reported how the president has enjoyed a “small gain” with Black voters that could cost Biden 0.5 points nationally. New polls, however, show poll gaining huge support from Black voters, with one suggesting some 28% of Black voters approve of the job he’s doing as president.
November could come as yet another big shock for the Democrats.