Reported By Jon Brenner | October 15, 2020
There’s only 18 days to go until Election Day, and America just saw a major swing in the polls. Just weeks ago, President Trump had closed the gap in the Rasmussen national poll to a statistical tie with Joe Biden. Then he nominated Amy Coney Barrett, finished his first debate, and contracted COVID-19. And for some reason, his daily approval rating and his standing against Biden went into a freefall.
Just one week ago, Rasmussen actually showed Trump trailing Biden by 12 points. But since then, Trump has recovered and gotten back out on the campaign trail. And Rasmussen’s new poll is showing a major swing:
With less than three weeks to go until Election Day, Democrat Joe Biden holds a five point-lead over President Trump in Rasmussen Reports’ weekly White House Watch survey. But a week ago, Biden had a 12-point advantage, his biggest lead ever.
The latest national telephone and online survey finds Biden leading Trump 50% to 45% among Likely U.S. Voters.
That is a major swing back for President Trump. He’s still trailing, but with almost 3 weeks left, if he maintains that momentum, anything is still possible. Trump probably still has a final debate with Biden, and in the meantime we will have to see where new allegations involving Hunter will end up.
While most Trump supporters did not take the national polls seriously, when Rasmussen started showing the same results or worse, there was some fair cause for concern. Now President Trump needs to play these final weeks well. He needs to stay on message, highlighting the many promises he has kept. He should demand answers from Joe Biden that he has refused to answer.
But he should stay away from stirring up unnecessary controversies. Americans need to be reminded of his economic comeback, his judicial appointments, and his stellar foreign policy.
We will have to wait and see if this trend holds up for the President. Do you think Trump will pull off a 2020 victory?
Source: Rasmussen Reports