The media, which are always of polls, are really loving them right now.
That's why they show President Trump getting his butt kicked.
And while the latest numbers certainly aren't good for the president
The pundits are agog over a new Quinnipiac University survey that shows Joe Biden clobbering Trump, 53 to 40 percent.
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Not only that, but other Democrats beat Trump by lesser margins: Bernie Sanders (51 to 42 percent). Kamala Harris (49 to 41). Elizabeth Warren (49 to 42). Pete Buttigieg (47 to 42). Cory Booker (47 to 42)
The Q poll is widely respected, but here's the thing:
If Joe or Bernie or Kamala or one of the others is up against Trump in November or 2020, she is Not going to be seen by the public as the same person during the current campaign spring training period.
The eventual nominee will have endured a year and a half of denunciations by Trump, his campaign, his allies, and his surrogates. That's right with millions of dollars in negative advertising at pro-trump and independent groups and constant attacks from the media in the media.
And the Republicans have been fairly battered and bloodied. no monopoly on this. The Obama Campus, the Democrats and Liberals in the Media pounded Mitt Romney, long before he became the nominee, as a heartless executive, flip-flopper and goofball.
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Now by this logic, Trump will be more scuffed up by the fall of 2020 than he is now. But that will be nothing new. He's been pounded by the press and his opponents since the last campaign, and while he has to defend his record, all the personal controversies ̵
Meanwhile, Trump tried to push back on a New York Times piece which said: "After being briefed on a devastating 17-state poll conducted by his campaign pollster, Tony Fabrizio, Mr. Trump customs aides to show that his internal polling showed him trailing Mr. Biden in many of the states he needs to win. "Politics had reported that Biden was ahead of Trump in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. 19659003] The president never explicitly denied the Times account. But when asked by a reporter yesterday, he said "there were some fake polls" put out by "the corrupt media … We have some internal polling, very little, and it's very strong."
Was he denying that the Fabrizio polls were "devastating"?
Or was he after other surveys, such as the much-touted Quinnipiac poll ? It wasn't clear
If it's the laugh, the university said it stands by its numbers after 25 years of independent polling.
" wrong side in a poll attacks the poll. "
Kellyanne Conway, a career pollster, offered some caveats yesterday.
" When the president says we have some of the best numbers we ever had, "the White House counselor said. , "he means among Republicans and he also means among the individuals who voted for him last time."
Obviously, it will take more than just winning Republicans for Trump to get to 270.
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Conway added that when "the president says he has the best numbers ever, he is also talking about the unemployment numbers, growth numbers, the optimism numbers."
For all the back and forth, it's clear that an incumbent president who's not higher than 42 percent has his work cut out for him
But the latest polls are more than ephemeral. They reflect a political landscape that may be radically changed once people start voting.