Today I came home from half-focused work to continue my next story, so I connected to watch the news and came across the headline on the 2020 US presidential polls.
Democrat Joe Biden leads the poll, and Donald Trump, with an 8-point handicap, devalues the polls on the grounds that they are nothing more than a false poll.
First of all, I’m not losing because they’re fake polls, Trump said of a poll that shows Biden leading by eight percentage points, with 49 percent against 41 percent for Trump.
“Biden is unable to line up two sentences in a row,” again attacked the U.S. President, who when questioned whether he considered his opponent “senile” did not go that far.
“I don’t mean that, I’d say he’s not qualified to be President. To be President you have to be perceptive, solid and many other things. He doesn’t even come out of his basement,” criticized Trump.
The U.S. President thus referred to Joe Biden, spending most of his time isolated in his residence in the state of Delaware, struggling to give a media boost to the White House campaign.
Trump also refused to give credit to a Fox News poll in which respondents found him less “competent” than his Democratic rival. In addition, he suggested the matter could be resolved with an IQ intelligence test imposed on the two candidates in their 70s.
“Let’s do a test. We’ll take the test now. Let’s sit down, me and Joe, and take a test,” said the Republican leader, who will face former Vice President Barack Obama in the November 3 election.
Another poll released on Sunday by ABC and The Washington Post shows Joe Biden’s leadership over Donald Trump in voting intentions is even clearer, with 55% against 40%.
Trump continues to pay dearly for the mismanagement of the covid-19 crisis in the United States, with a general policy approval rate falling to 39% and with 57% disapproval.
The United States is the country with the most deaths (140,120) and the most confirmed cases of infection (over 3.7 million).
The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 601,000 lives and infected more than 14.3 million people in 196 countries and territories, according to a report by the French agency AFP.
Was Trump afraid of being crushed by Biden even in the polls?
According to the latest figures, the former Democratic vice-president has the biggest lead so far over Trump, indicating that American voters, even his traditional Republican base of support, are more critical of how Donald Trump dealt with the Covid-19 pandemic and, more recently, with the protests that followed George Floyd’s death at the hands of the Minneapolis police.
The figures indicate that 48 percent of registered voters assume they support Biden, the Democratic candidate in the Nov. 3 elections, against the 35 percent who support Trump. The Reuters/Ipsos poll also shows that 57 percent of American adults disapprove of Trump’s performance as president, while 38 percent approve of his performance in office. The lowest approval rating since November, when Congress conducted the formal impeachment investigation against the Republican president.