By Duncan Smith
Recall that in 2016, all of the ‘respectable’ talking heads had Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton so far ahead some were suggesting that then-GOP nominee Donald Trump should just drop out of the race and avoid embarrassment.
Nearly all of the polling data also indicated that Trump was destined to be blown out by the ‘talented’ and ‘highly qualified’ Clinton.
Of course, the opposite occurred, and President Trump cruised to a 304-227 electoral college victory.
Now, we’re seeing the same thing happen with polling data involving presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
Even Fox News claims to have him up by nearly double-digits.
But are we just being played again as a nation by Left-wing hacks and operatives who are simply trying to ‘will’ Biden to victory by making it appear as though Trump, once again, has no chance?
A new survey from Monmouth University suggests that very thing. In fact, it suggests that legions of Trump supporters — the real ‘silent majority’ — are lurking in key battleground states, just waiting for their chance to vote.
“The media consistently reports that Biden is in the lead, but voters remember what happened in 2016. The specter of a secret Trump vote looms large in 2020,' said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute.
Most registered voters (54%) say they were surprised in 2016 when Trump ended up winning Pennsylvania's electoral votes. They are evenly divided on whether they expect Trump (46%) or Biden (45%) to win the commonwealth this time around. One reason for this seems to be that most voters (57%) believe there are a number of so-called secret voters in their communities who support Trump but won't tell anyone about it. Less than half that number (27%) believe there are secret voters for Biden. The suspicion that a secret Trump vote exists is slightly higher in swing counties (62%) and Clinton counties (61%) than in Trump counties (51%). The belief in a secret Biden vote is somewhat more prevalent in Trump counties (32%) than Clinton counties (23%) and swing counties (23%).
And, the survey notes, both Trump and Biden are doing well in “swing” counties.
'In four core Clinton counties, Biden holds a lead between 39 points (67% to 28% low turnout) and 42 points (68% to 26% high turnout). In 53 core Trump counties, the incumbent holds a lead between 20 points (58% to 38% high turnout) and 23 points (60% to 37% low turnout). Trump and Clinton won the cumulative vote in their respective core counties by 33 and 36 points in 2016,' Monmouth wrote.
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