Thursday, May 21, 2020


Fox News has another bad poll for the president:
The latest Fox News Poll finds voters trust Biden to do a better job than Trump on health care by 17 points, coronavirus by 9, and relations with China by 6. Trump is trusted more on the economy by a slim 3-point margin....

In the 2020 ballot test, Biden leads Trump by 48-40 percent. Biden’s 8-point advantage is outside the poll’s margin of error....

Among voters who are extremely motivated about voting this fall, Biden has a 12-point advantage (53-41 percent). More Biden supporters (69 percent) than Trump supporters (63 percent) feel extremely motivated to vote....

Trump’s personal favorable rating is net negative by 12 points: 43 percent view him positively, while 55 percent have an unfavorable opinion (including 45 percent “strongly” unfavorable). Biden has a net positive rating by 2 points: 48 percent favorable, 46 percent unfavorable (31 percent “strongly” unfavorable).
Notice that there's one good number for Trump in that sea of bad numbers. It's on the economy. Polls in the period leading up to the coronavirus crisis consistently showed (for better or worse) that voters regarded Trump as a good steward of the economy, however much they disliked him in other areas. They still feel that way.

Which means that Trump's decision to give up on trying to save lives because he fears he'll lose the election if he doesn't force the economy back into high gear is based on a misreading of the polls. Voters don't blame him for the economic downturn. However little he deserves it, much of the public trusts him on the econoy.

Trump doesn't understand that. Because he doesn't, he's literally killing people.

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