The 2020 presidential race is shaping up to be a barnburner, as they always are, and the media is now openly leaning into the tightness of the contest to drive ratings.
Were the race a blowout, infotainment networks like CNN and Fox News would be at a loss for programming, as Americans would simply acquiesce to the inevitability of the next President’s win. So, through polls and manufactured controversy, the media is making sure that this race is close – at least in the eyes of their viewers.
But, deep down inside, it seem as though Americans already have a pretty good idea of how it’s all going to go down.
A new national poll shows Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden retaining a single-digit lead over President Trump – but the public opinion survey also indicates that slightly more voters think Trump will win the presidential election.
The Monmouth University survey released on Thursday also suggests that a majority of voters believes there are so-called secret Trump voters in their communities who keep their preference to themselves.
According to the poll, which was conducted Sept. 3-8, the former vice president and Democratic challenger tops Trump 51%-44% among likely voters and holds a slightly wider 51%-42% lead over the president among the wide pool of registered voters.
A majority of national polls seem to show Biden holding a slight edge over Donald Trump, but also that this lead is slipping in recent weeks.
Embarrassingly, both candidates were the victim of another recent poll in which a majority of Americans believed that neither candidate was mentally fit for office.
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