(Liberty Bell) – We’re getting closer and closer to what may shape up to be one of the most important election cycles of our lifetime, as the country continues a downward spiral into utter chaos brought on by a combination of race riots and a massive, and often deadly, pandemic. The issues of personal liberty, freedom, and economic prosperity have never been so threatened as they are now.
It may sound dramatic, but truth be told, whether or not the American experiment as we know it continues forward for future generations likely hinges on how we proceed in November. No pressure, President Trump. No pressure at all.
Having said that, the more we edge toward the election, the more polling information becomes available. Right now, a vast majority of these polls have Democratic presumptive nominee scoring higher than Trump. However, Republican lawmakers are fairly skeptical about the results of these polls, something which they are probably justified in feeling since the 2016 polls also said Hillary would crush Trump and we see how that turned out.
Check out what they had to say via Newsmax:
“I think they’re in all likelihood underreporting support for the president,” said Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, who is seeking reelection while polls in his state show Biden and Trump in a dead heat, reports The Hill. “That’s what we saw in 2016. I’m always a little skeptical when I see a poll.”
National surveys show Biden leading Trump by almost 10 points and show Biden is ahead in the battleground states of Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. According to the website FiveThirtyEight, Biden is leading Trump by just over nine percentage points, at 50.6% to 41.4%.
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said he’s skeptical about a poll showing Biden and Trump in a dead heat in his state as well, after Trump carried Iowa by nine points in 2016.
“Because of previous years’ poll being wrong, I think it’s legitimate to question. I don’t know whether they’re accurate or not,” said Grassley.
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, said several surveys also showed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ahead of Trump at this point in the election cycle four years ago. According to an ABC News/Washington Post poll on June 26, 2016, Clinton held a 12-point lead over Trump at that time.
A New York Times/Siena College poll last week put Biden over Trump by 50% to 36%, but Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., scoffed at those numbers.
“No one is going to win a U.S. presidential election by 14 points,” he said. “At the end of the day, my prediction is this race winds up where it was always going to be: a very close race with a very narrow margin in a handful of states. You’ll see those numbers get closer.”
The problem with a lot of these polls is they are produced by news organizations or other institutions that are deeply rooted in progressive ideology. Chances are pretty significant that because of that bias, the data being released is being skewed or at least interpreted generously in favor of Biden, the individual these organizations have a vested interest in supporting.
The only real way to gage the support of the president with any real accuracy is to wait until November when the votes are cast. And even that is somewhat suspect if the mode of voting we employ happens to be mail-in ballots.