Recent polls put Biden ahead of President Trump

The latest polls put him slightly behind Biden. That's a perfect place right now.

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Fox News reports, “The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee (Biden) narrowly leads the Republican incumbent (Trump) 48-44 percent among registered voters in a Monmouth University Polling Institute survey released on Thursday. And Biden leads Trump 48-41 percent in a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.”

But that is not bad news for the president. This far out from an election it is good to be considered the hunter, not the hunted.

And if we factor in the consistent GOP undercount, about 5 points, and also bias in the pollsters (remember 2016?), another 5-10 points, then the president is with or past Biden in polling numbers.

This is before the debates, where Trump will maul Biden. This is before voter support of Trump’s coronavirus performance is reflected in the numbers. This also does not reflect Sanders voters who will never vote for Biden. The poll was taken before Sanders left the race. All those factors bode more good news for Trump.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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