COVID Backfiring on Media, New Polling Shows Trump Thrashing Biden, Likely Thanks to Virus Fallout

April 7, 2020   |   by James G. Dalton

It wasn’t hard to predict what the media would do with COVID-19. In no time at all, it was transformed from a foreign virus into a bludgeon against President Donald Trump.

It’s what the media has done with every event since Trump came down the escalator in 2015. True to form, the media has simply continued doing what comes naturally: blaming Trump.

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At this point, people who are wise to the media’s dishonest games know to expect this type of politicized spin – the question now is whether or not the spin is working.

In the span of one month, the landscape of the 2020 presidential election has drastically changed. Trump’s campaign position went from one of a thriving economy and packed rallies to one of financial devastation and oppressive social distancing.

Despite the blatantly biased media coverage, can his re-election campaign survive this?

According to a March Washington Post-ABC News poll, it can.

“Trump has moved from what was a seven-point deficit in February to a near tie with Biden today,” the Washington Post reported. Among registered voters, Trump is favored by 47 percent, just two points behind Biden’s 49 percent.

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With the massive scale of the COVID-19 response and the unprecedented disruption of American lives, it would not be implausible to think this pandemic might be the issue that finally gave the media some headway against Trump. However, that does not seem to be happening.

While Trump and Biden were neck-in-neck in overall favorability, Trump took the lead on issue-specific questions, including his response to the pandemic.

Fifty-two percent of those polled trust Trump more when it comes to handling the economy, while 42 percent trust Biden more. On the specific question of trust when it comes to handling the coronavirus outbreak, 47 percent trusted Trump more compared to 43 percent trusting Biden more.

The poll also had hopeful news for the Trump campaign when it comes to voter enthusiasm.

Fifty-five percent of registered voters who support Trump were very enthusiastic about backing him in November, and 31 percent were somewhat enthusiastic. For registered voters supporting Biden, just 28 percent were very enthusiastic, while 46 percent were somewhat enthusiastic.

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The Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted via telephone between March 22-25 among a random sample of 1,003 adults with a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

The mainstream media have never understood Trump or the connection he has with his supporters. As Rush Limbaugh has said throughout Trump’s presidency, the media did not create the connection between Trump and his voters and it cannot break it.

COVID-19 may be the most demonstrative issue yet of the media’s inability to sway Trump’s supporters. During times of crisis, people want stability and strength.

Even those who oppose him begrudgingly acknowledge that Trump cannot be beaten when it comes to his level of energy, least of all by Joe Biden.

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Even if massive strides are made in medical treatments and the economy gains momentum, we will certainly still be dealing with the fallout from this virus in November.

Is it realistic to think a majority of American voters will want to jump ship from Trump and switch to Biden?

Nothing about Joe Biden projects an image of competence. It seems that Democratic Party leaders realize this and are trying to limit his public exposure as much as possible. As Trump has pointed out, Biden’s responses to the coronavirus pandemic have seemed extremely out of touch.

Biden’s best quality as a Democratic candidate, and possibly his only advantage, is that he is not as overtly crazy as the others. He is not as threatening as the outright socialists.

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But when people are looking for recovery, Biden’s tone of neutrality is not going to be enough. Americans are going to want to revitalize our economy and are going to want the most energetic person for the job.

The media will never acknowledge it, but voters know one thing when it comes to Trump and the economy: He built it up once, and he can do it again.

Perhaps the most important strength for President Trump is that he understands what we are fighting for in a way that the media never will.

As progressives across the country exploit coronavirus to push their agendas, they create another important contrast for voters to consider in November:

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They want to use the crisis to fundamentally change America. President Trump wants to keep America great and rebuild stronger than ever.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

via thefederalistpapers

Recent Comments

  1. Linda

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    April 7, 2020 @ 12:32 pm

    I love Donald Trump, I am proud to be a deplorable, I would never vote democrat.got the hat, got the shirt. There aren’t enough bad things to say about Pelosi and her evil comrades. God bless my president Trump

  2. Clara mayorga

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    April 7, 2020 @ 12:45 pm

    More than ever we need President Trump. He truly loves this nation and its citizens and wants what is best for the Republic. Contrary to Democrats who are corrupt and power hungry. We must investigate the Bidens corrupt acts of the past. They will have a field day if Joe gets the presidency.

  3. allan tallant

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    April 7, 2020 @ 1:17 pm

    DO YOU WANT AMERICA OR CUBA? THE CHOICE IS OURS. FOR ME, I LIKE FREEDOM SO I SUPPORT AMERICA -AND TRUMP IS THE ONLY AMERICAN RUNNING!

    • Chloe

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      April 7, 2020 @ 2:39 pm

      Why can’t the left see this???

  4. Mark Gilbert

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    April 7, 2020 @ 1:33 pm

    42 %? Oh please. Why would anyone trust biden the moron? Come on people. Wake up

    • James Keister

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      April 7, 2020 @ 4:02 pm

      Remember MG, these polls never ask the right what they think. These poll numbers come from the left side of politics. That’s why Hillary lost. All the numbers come from the left. When was the last time these pollers called you up and asked your opinion ? I live near Siena college, which is one of these national polls, all my life. I have never been asked any questions by them. Why ? Because I’m not a registered Democrat. So I believe the numbers are a lot higher then they tell us, don’t worry. Just make sure you vote in November, and at a polling station, not by mail.

    • JACK KIFFER

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      April 7, 2020 @ 10:39 pm

      If the morons ever vote in Biden they will have Hillary running this country, into the ground. One must realize Biden has debenture and is so feeble minded he will do whatever the DemocRAT Liberal Socialist/Communist traitors tell him to do. Don’t be fooled, this is a way for Hillary to be president. She owes a lot of payback for the backing she received in 2016.

  5. James Keister

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    April 7, 2020 @ 4:03 pm

    Remember MG, these polls never ask the right what they think. These poll numbers come from the left side of politics. That’s why Hillary lost. All the numbers come from the left. When was the last time these pollers called you up and asked your opinion ? I live near Siena college, which is one of these national polls, all my life. I have never been asked any questions by them. Why ? Because I’m not a registered Democrat. So I believe the numbers are a lot higher then they tell us, don’t worry. Just make sure you vote in November, and at a polling station, not by mail.

  6. Angela Ryden

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    April 7, 2020 @ 4:46 pm

    Trump is doing a good job. Who else could have brought this country together beside him. This whole thing could teach us to help and love each other. He may even be able to create world peace. I know not everyone believes this and that’s ok but we are all created equal.

  7. linda

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    April 7, 2020 @ 5:26 pm

    Your Comment*President Trump is the right president for these times. He is proactive, energetic, and optimistic . He has a huge army of liberals, media and even foreign governments constantly attacking him but he is a fighter and doesn’t give up. I admire him very much.

  8. JoAnn Graham

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    April 7, 2020 @ 9:03 pm

    I’m both astonished, and find it HARD to believe that high a percentage would trust Joe Biden–who is quite obviously and painfully sliding HEADLONG into senile dementia–over Pres. Donald Trump, who has done an EXEMPLARY job of putting America FIRST, for a CHANGE! If there are really THAT many brainwashed, dumbed-down STUPID and gullible voters in this country, then we truly ARE in deep trouble, and in more danger of losing our liberties PERMANENTLY–by having them VOTED AWAY BY IDIOTS–than dying from CoVid-19!

    • Exactly/

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      April 8, 2020 @ 4:10 am

      Exactly.

  9. Walt Knake

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    April 7, 2020 @ 11:29 pm

    God Bless America, I am PRO-LIFE, pro GOD, PRO 2nd Amendment, and PRO President TRUMP. He has the wisdom, strength, tenacity, energy, and integrity to continue to LEAD the way.

  10. Kathie

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    April 8, 2020 @ 5:35 am

    Americans would be ignorant and blinded by media lies if they do not vote for Trump this year!!!! The corona virus is one more reason to have him in office. To change our President would be devastating! Trump is the one to rebuild our economy, that’s one other thing he’s good at!!!!!

  11. francine

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    April 9, 2020 @ 6:01 pm

    I think all the wack jobs on the left, should go out on the front lawn of the Whitehouse and play with themselves being that they did not get an organism of trying to get rid of Trump. ( hope i have not offended anyone) Our President is doing more than a outstanding job to protect us. I have never seen a president go way and above the call of duty. I am proud to be a American. May God watch over and protect him.

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