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Poll: Trump takes lead over Biden

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Posted By: sagman, 8/2/2020 8:13:10 PM

A new poll released this weekend shows President Donald Trump, the incumbent GOP president, has taken a national and battleground states lead over his Democrat challenger presumptive nominee former Vice President Joe Biden. The survey, from the Democracy Institute commissioned by the Sunday Express newspaper, shows Trump leading Biden 48 percent to 46 percent. What’s more, Trump has opened up a bigger lead according to this poll in the crucial battleground states, meaning the president by this pollster’s estimates currently is projected to win 309 electoral votes—more than he did in 2016.

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Be still my heart. God, it's good to see a headline like this and a report that really is uplifting. Hope this makes it to the must-reads because it will make so many of us who understand the stakes feel a little better--even those who are certain of a landslide.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: fhancock 8/2/2020 8:20:32 PM (No. 498015)
You knew this was coming....the most unqualified,uncharismatic, and brain-addled Presidential candidate ever running against the equivalent of a political Godzilla...the American people like winners not a candidate who can't get out of his basement
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Foont 8/2/2020 8:27:58 PM (No. 498018)
If you think you've seen panic and chaos on the left up to now just wait and see what will come if they know they are losing and, especially, after they have lost.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: bpl40 8/2/2020 8:28:44 PM (No. 498019)
If reported polls are ahead, on the ground it is a wipe out. I expect a " national ticket" announcement from the 'Rats with Joe Dementia stepping aside for 'health ' reasons. Stepping in Hillary/ Cuomo.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Submariner 8/2/2020 8:36:23 PM (No. 498021)
I don't know the poll's sampling, etc., but a 2% lead probably means a 12-15% lead among likely voters. Fits what common sense has been screaming at me since March.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Omen55 8/2/2020 8:37:01 PM (No. 498022)
Just keep running like you're behind. That's how you win.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Mofongo 8/2/2020 8:42:43 PM (No. 498026)
Must be careful not to give them reason to pull a Torricelli.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: snakeoil 8/2/2020 8:57:39 PM (No. 498035)
The polls show that most Americans believe the country is going in the wrong direction. Yep. But it would be going in a worse direction if the dims take over. But 2 % is within the dims cheat margin. In order for PT to get stuff done with need both the House and Senate. Maybe I'm nuts but I think both the WuHuFlu and the BLM thugs were crises manufactured to damage PT. The WuHuFlu was designed in a ChiCom biological weapons lab. And if you'll notice none of the BLM goons have a real job. Yet they have bricks delivered to riot sites and they have no money problems. If the Left wins and defunds the police I will have to walk around like Matt Dillion in Gunsmoke. We have less than 3 months to prevent America from going back to the Stone Age.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Gabula 8/2/2020 8:59:07 PM (No. 498037)
Polls are polls. Who knows, remember 2016. Get out and VOTE IN PERSON even if they have you terrified of covid 19. If you are that scarred, rent a haze mat outfit, but JUST VOTE LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT, BECAUSE IT DOES. Gabula
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Reply 9 - Posted by: greggojo 8/2/2020 9:08:14 PM (No. 498039)
It is good to read this. BUT, work, donate, convince one unsure person in your work or neighborhood to vote for Trump, and most of all, vote, even if you have to crawl over broken glass in a snow storm. What seems like common sense to those of us who actually know what's going on all over this country (riots, arson, looting, not to mention the huge rise in crime in most major American cities) must remember, the media is downplaying the protestors/rioters and criminals, and doing everything they can to denigrate President Trump. (I know a family in Atlanta, who wasn't even aware of the rioting, looting, the shootings, the attacks on the federal building there, because the AJC was generally ignoring most of it or putting it on the back pages.)
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Reply 10 - Posted by: geoguy 8/2/2020 9:22:08 PM (No. 498041)
We are all thinking what Poster #6 wrote. If the Dims don't I'll be surprised.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: bighambone 8/2/2020 9:47:49 PM (No. 498046)
The only reason that the country is thought to be moving in the wrong direction, whatever that really means, is really because of the Chinese COVID-19 virus that absolutely no politician in the world can control. That is a job for medical science, and if you have been paying attention, you should know by now that medical science at the moment does not have a clue as to how to stop the pandemic that the Chinese Communists unleashed on the entire world.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Sandbar 8/2/2020 9:48:03 PM (No. 498047)
#3, 6, & 10 have it nailed. The big problem facing the Dems is how to appease the Bernie faction. For the Bernie Bros naming anybody but Bernie looks like a setup from the get go. Bent Bill praising Clyburn at the Lewis funeral for ending Bernie's run only reinforces the set up theory.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: geoguy 8/2/2020 9:50:52 PM (No. 498048)
Sorry for the additional post. Poster #9 is correct, donate! With my unemployment money I'm doing exactly what Planned Parenthood does. I'm laundering the government largesse through to the Trump and other conservative campaigns.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Mauigirl 8/2/2020 9:57:23 PM (No. 498051)
Thanks Steve. I agree. It needs to be a Must Read. But with current LDot staff, I doubt it will get there.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: saildreamer 8/2/2020 10:33:24 PM (No. 498067)
This will force Biden out of the basement. I think the Oct surprise is that they will replace him.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: brutuspug 8/2/2020 10:51:11 PM (No. 498082)
Sagman postings are always uplifting, and we do need some good news 'now, more than ever'! Hoping OP posts some leaked transcripts of the discussions in the Biden Campaign basement bunker this election season.....
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Pegmo 8/2/2020 10:53:44 PM (No. 498083)
Trump has always had the lead.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: john56 8/2/2020 11:35:43 PM (No. 498097)
Dems are already making excuses why Sleepy Joe can't debate. Even with the fix being in (most of the debate "moderators" will be pro-Biden lefties, Trump should clean up the floor.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: SALady 8/3/2020 12:31:05 AM (No. 498114)
The more people hear the Demo-Rats singing the praises of the BLM rioters and their Antifa thug cohorts, the more the Republicans look like the only sane people running for office!!! The more video of Chicago, Portland, Seattle, and all the other Demon-Rat run hell-holes that are being over-run by these racist and violent thugs -- all while Demon-Rats call to defund and get rid of the police -- the more people understand the truth of what the Demon-Rats truly stand for!!!!! You just have to look at the leading indicator of how this election is going to go -- gun and ammo sales!!!!
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Reply 20 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 8/3/2020 12:50:58 AM (No. 498123)
Uncle Joe does amazingly well for a guy that seldom leaves the basement.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: SweetSweetback 8/3/2020 12:58:43 AM (No. 498126)
.....which REALLY means that the upcoming Trump landslide is reaching epic proportions
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Safari Man 8/3/2020 1:53:10 AM (No. 498138)
Prediction: Biden will mysteriously expire and they will try to leverage that for the sympathy vote, post mortem. Ie Let’s win this one for Joe.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: DVC 8/3/2020 2:28:19 PM (No. 498729)
He was never actually behind. The majority of people don't think about presidential elections until about August or September of election year. Now that they are looking around, they see a senile old leftist, promising to wreck the economy, hiding in his basement, versus a President who has ALREADY made the economy the best in half a century, and who can do it again, they know.
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