In home stretch, Trump drawing crowds as polls predict Biden
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Chad Groening, Billy Davis (OneNewsNow.com)
Amid the pre-Election Day clamor of poll numbers and electoral projections, competing ads and counter-punching pundits, there is an on-the-ground fight to get more voters to the polls.
According to The Associated Press, the Biden campaign is leading in polling and campaign cash in the final stretch but the AP also reports grassroots Republicans have outperformed Democrats in voter registration in Florida, Arizona, and Pennsylvania.
The AP story advises:
In Florida, Republicans netted 146,644 voters over Democrats since the pandemic hit in March, leaving Democrats with their smallest overall lead in party registrations since the state began tracking them in 1972. In Pennsylvania, which Trump won with 44,000 votes in 2016, the GOP added 103,171 more voters since November than Democrats did.
The story goes on to quote Democratic officials downplaying the GOP gains as “cherry picking” registration drives but also admitting the GOP has not allowed the pandemic to stop its re-election effort for President Trump.
Gary Bauer, president of American Values, tells OneNewsNow the fact that Trump is drawing massive campaign crowds matters just as much, if not more, than poll numbers.
“I would take the big crowds because that means you've got volunteers,” he advises. “You've got people that really care enough to get out, particularly during a pandemic, and support you.”
In the key state of Florida, where Trump and Biden are polling evenly, a whopping 20,000 automobiles lined up Oct. 10 in Miami for a “Latinos for Trump” caravan that was organized by the fiercely anti-communist Cuban community.
Some estimates claim the number of participating cars was as high as 30,000 cruising Miami’s streets.
Back in Pennsylvania, Trump held an Oct. 20 rally in Erie (pictured at top), which is considered a bellwether for the presidential election after it narrowly swung for Trump over Hillary Clinton in 2016.
During the rally, Trump paused his speech to show a two-minute video of Joe Biden stating repeatedly that he plans to ban fracking, and move away from fossil fuels, if he wins the White House.
According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, early voting has hit more than 1 million in the state so far and a majority of those ballots, 64 percent, have been requested by Democrats.
Regarding the polls, which have been favoring Biden almost unanimously, the Trafalgar Group this week predicted a Trump victory on Election Night due to the "hidden Trump vote," pollster Robert Cahaly told Fox News.
"There is a clear feeling among conservatives, and people that are for the president," he said, "that they are not interested in sharing their opinions so readily on the telephone."
Bauer says the Left is “on fire” over Trump and is motivated to vote.
“And so the only thing that ultimately is going to matter: It's who votes,” he says. “And on that the jury is still out.”
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