Rasmussen: Dem convention benefited President Trump
Monday, August 24, 2020
Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)
Last week’s Democratic National Convention certainly made history: It delivered a poll “bump” to the other guy, President Donald J. Trump.
The Washington Examiner and other media outlets noticed a Rasmussen poll that showed Trump’s approval rating began the week at 47 percent – and ended the week at 51 percent.
The presidential convention is traditionally geared toward energizing the party base by pumping up supporters as Election Day draws closer.
According to Texas-based conservative activist Cathie Adams, it is “unheard of” for a political opponent to get a bump from the other party’s political convention.
“And rightly so,” she says, “because it was such a contrast between light and dark. And dark was clearly what we saw last week at the Democrat National Convention."
Why such a description? "I think that any national political convention that highlights homosexuality and abortion, and has as its candidates those who believe that a baby can be killed even after it's born if the mother doesn't want it, this is darkness,” she says.
Last Friday, the polling firm surveyed 4,377 likely voters – a large pool in any poll -- and found Biden leading Trump by nine percentage points, 52-43.
The polling firm also compared 2016 numbers for Hillary Clinton and found her post-convention rating was 43 percent compared to 52 percent for Biden.
What was President Trump’s rating four years ago? It dipped from 44 percent to 40 after the GOP convention.
Trump-hating CNN, meanwhile, cited an ABC News/Washington Post poll that shows Joe Biden polling ahead of President Trump 53-41 as the Republican National Convention begins. The CNN story did not mention the Rasmussen poll.
After the Democratic convention wrapped up last week, Trump summarized his feelings to the White House press corps at a weekend press conference.
“Good to see you all,” he told reporters. “I hope you had a great weekend at your convention!”
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