We’re now counting down to the election with just 12 days left.
We’re seeing all kinds of things exploding off in the Biden scandal as more and more information keeps dropping. It’s clear Joe Biden is going to have serious problems over it.
The final debate is tonight. Biden got a gift with the biased Debate Commission canceling the second debate so Joe Biden only had to hold it together through two debates, half as many as President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton had back in 2016.
Biden has been hiding out in his basement until the debate hoping to avoid all questions about the scandal, but you can bet your bottom dollar it’s coming up tonight even if the moderator doesn’t bring it up, Trump will.
One can’t expect much better from MSNBC’s Kristen Welker who has a lot of Democratic connections and who had anti-Trump posts on her Twitter account. Republicans really need not to agree to such biased moderators ever again.
But with all that swirling around, Rasmussen is reporting that Trump just hit the ‘holy grail’ of reelection numbers, according to the Washington Examiner.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) October 22, 2020
The president’s approval rating had been on an upward trend. But now it just jumped three points, from 49% to 52%. Polls have also tightened, but it’s measures like the approval level that have been more accurate over time than random polls. As Gallup has noted in the past, “all incumbents with an approval rating of 50% or higher have won reelection, and presidents with approval ratings much lower than 50% have lost.” That’s why getting over 50 right before the election is considered like reaching the ‘holy grail.’
Rasmussen isn’t the only poll which has him over 50%. As we previously reported, Zogby had him at 51% among likely voters.
It’s also interesting to compare to Barack Obama’s numbers at the same time of his reelection campaign.
TRUMP APPROVAL SURGES TO 52%–TWO POINTS HIGHER THAN OBAMA’S ON THIS DAY IN 2012
Trump (10/22/20): 52%
Obama (10/22/12): 50%
(per Rasmussen Reports)https://t.co/MumUBw49Jp
— PollWatch (@PollWatch2020) October 22, 2020
Of course, Obama won reelection, 332 to 206 in the electoral college votes.