I was going to take a break from covering politics for a few days because I’m kind of burnt out on all of Donald Trump’s daily tantrums, catastrophes, racism and horsesh-t. But here we are. So, I’ll start with some good news. Across the board, in every poll done over the last month, Joe Biden has a double-digit lead over Donald Trump. The NYT just released a new poll:
Joseph R. Biden Jr. has taken a commanding lead over President Trump in the 2020 race, building a wide advantage among women and nonwhite voters and making deep inroads with some traditionally Republican-leaning groups that have shifted away from Mr. Trump following his ineffective response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new national poll of registered voters by The New York Times and Siena College.
Mr. Biden is currently ahead of Mr. Trump by 14 percentage points, garnering 50 percent of the vote compared with 36 percent for Mr. Trump. That is among the most dismal showings of Mr. Trump’s presidency, and a sign that he is the clear underdog right now in his fight for a second term. Mr. Trump has been an unpopular president for virtually his entire time in office. He has made few efforts since his election in 2016 to broaden his support beyond the right-wing base that vaulted him into office with only 46 percent of the popular vote and a modest victory in the Electoral College.
But among a striking cross-section of voters, the distaste for Mr. Trump has deepened as his administration failed to stop a deadly disease that crippled the economy and then as he responded to a wave of racial-justice protests with angry bluster and militaristic threats. The dominant picture that emerges from the poll is of a country ready to reject a president whom a strong majority of voters regard as failing the greatest tests confronting his administration.
Mr. Biden leads Mr. Trump by enormous margins with black and Hispanic voters, and women and young people appear on track to choose Mr. Biden by an even wider margin than they favored Hillary Clinton over Mr. Trump in 2016. But the former vice president has also drawn even with Mr. Trump among male voters, whites and people in middle age and older — groups that have typically been the backbones of Republican electoral success, including Mr. Trump’s in 2016.
Personally, I’ve never really thought that Joe Biden was *that* strong of a candidate, and I’m sure a significant amount of Biden’s support is simply “I will vote for literally anyone but Trump.” Adam Serwer at the Atlantic had another thought though – Biden is such a strong candidate versus Trump because Trump’s incessant “white identity politics” (ie, racism and sexism) fall flat against Biden. What it takes to fight a racist misogynist jingoist nativist idiot is… just some white guy.
— Adam Serwer🍝 (@AdamSerwer) June 24, 2020
Speaking of, Trump said a bunch of racist sh-t yesterday at a “Students for Trump” event at a mega-church. The students cheered wildly when he said “Kung Flu.”
WATCH: President Trump again refers to the Chinese Coronavirus as “Kung Flu”, crowd goes wild at ‘Students for Trump’ event pic.twitter.com/hgiL57hTq1
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) June 24, 2020
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