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The Polls Show Trump 2020 Will Lose to Democrats: So What?

Written by Joe Scudder

The media uses polls to predict Trump 2020 will lose, just like they did in 2016.

Don’t get me wrong on Donald Trump 2020! I don’t know he will win. I didn’t dare hope he would win the first time until shortly before election night. But the media is reporting on polls now as if we had forgotten how wrong their predictions were before. A story in the Hill claims that Trump’s approval rating is low, appealing to Real Clear Politics. I remember anxiously going to the Real Clear Politics polls, hoping to see a sign of hope.

I shouldn’t have wasted my time worrying. I won’t make the same mistake again when I’m hoping for Trump 2020.

The Hill reports, “Poll: Trump trails Biden, Sanders, Warren, Harris, Booker in matchups.

President Trump trails former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and three Democratic senators in a new poll from a Democratic firm testing possible 2020 matchups.

The survey of registered voters, conducted by Public Policy Polling, found Trump trailing by wide margins against Sanders — 52 percent to 39 percent — and Biden — 54 percent to 39 percent.

The poll also found Trump losing in hypothetical matchups against Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), although by smaller margins.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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