As the election draws closer, in fact, less than 6 months away, everyone is starting to pay more attention to the polls that are being put out than they normally would.
The hope is to see that they’re desired candidate is doing well so that they have confidence that they’ll win.
For a while the mainstream media has been claiming that Biden is leading in the polls, but they said the same thing about Hillary Clinton back in 2016. She was supposed to dominate the election.
I don’t think that the polls are as random as we are led on to believe first of all because they were obviously wrong in 2016. I think they target liberals more than they do conservatives.
But even with that being the case, CNN still can’t completely hide the fact that it’s own polls show that President Trump is destroying Joe Biden in many of the key battleground states.
The National Review said, “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.”
So what were the battleground states in the CNN poll? Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia, Arizona, Colorado, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico and North Carolina.
Is that all?
That’s a whopping 15 states. When you look at the weight that they have in the Electoral College, here are the numbers you’ll find:
- Arizona, 11
- Colorado, 9
- Florida, 29
- Georgia, 16
- Maine, 4
- Michigan, 16
- Minnesota, 10
- Nevada, 6
- New Hampshire, 4
- New Mexico, 5
- North Carolina, 15
- Ohio, 18
- Pennsylvania, 20
- Virginia, 13
- and Wisconsin, 10
That amounts to 186 electoral votes, which is well over half of the number to total votes (270) needed to win the election.
This doesn’t mean that President Trump is going to win just because he’s winning these states currently. These numbers are going to change over the next 6 months. But yes, Trump is still going to win.