By Dave Andrusko
As of today, just 22 days until the November 3rd General Election. If you listen to the usual media suspects, we are supposed to be depressed, despondent, and dejected because pro-life President Donald Trump is behind both in the national polls and in most of the top “Battleground States”— Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida, and Arizona.
The very same people who lectured us in 2016 on the inevitability of President Hillary Clinton are pronouncing with even more certainty that Joe Biden will be our 46th President.
In other words, like Punxsutawney Phil, Joe Biden will emerge late on the first Tuesday in November, not see his shadow [defeat], and announce that Spring will arrive in just 78 days–January 20, 2021, Inauguration Day.
Would I rather that President Trump be ahead? Of course. But that has never been the question, nor is it the question now.
The real question is whether Trump supporters will allow the Media Elites, academia, and Hollywood to persuade us all is lost.
Just consider the Big Picture and not get lost in the talking points the media reiterate with tiresome regularity.
(By the way, I understand the argument from those commentators who don’t necessarily hate President Trump–but don’t like him–that in spite of various good numbers [see below], Mr. Trump’s personality is so polarizing it will turn off enough people to cost him the election. I just disagree for many reasons, including those below.)
*James Carville is famous for his quip, “It’s the economy, stupid.”As Monmouth University put it last Tuesday (in the least possible positive way for the President) “Biden lags Trump on being trusted more to create jobs and strengthen the economy by 39% to 44%.”
Adds Kevin McCullough, who writes, “In the past four months he’s produced the fastest job growth in history at just shy of 12 million jobs created, with more than half of those lost only months before due to the virus and ensuing lockdowns.”
Note: Gallup’s “most recent survey found a clear majority of registered voters (56%) saying they are better off now than they were four years ago, while 32% said they are worse off.”
Put those statements together and after all we’ve gone through as a nation, this is nothing short of astonishing.
What about agreeing with the candidates on issues? 49% said they agreed with Trump on the issues versus 46% who agreed with Biden, according to Gallup.
Democrats rely on winning 90%-95% of the votes of Black Americans to carry the day. Depending on the poll, President Trump has the support of 18% to 25% of African Americans. When the demographic is Black men, the percentage is as high as low to mid 30%.
The biggest surprise of 2020 may well be President Trump’s strong support among Latinos. The Hill had his support among Latinos at 37% while the Quinnipiac University poll, no friend of the President, found that 36% of Hispanics say they would vote for (or, if undecided, lean toward) President Trump. I suspect the fact is the number might be even higher.
In two Battleground states, a recent Washington Post/ ABC News poll found that 39% of Hispanics in Florida say they would vote for/lean toward voting for President Trump while 34% of Hispanics said they would vote for/lean toward voting for President Trump.
Looking ahead to the next debate, scheduled for later this month, during a Toledo, Ohio, drive-in rally Monday, Mr. Biden said, “We have to come together, that’s what I’m running,” adding, “I’m running as a proud Democrat for the Senate.”
Finally, there is a bedrock foundation of support for President Trump among pro-lifers and people of faith, particularly those who attend church. This coalition is crucial to his re-election and they know with 100% certainty he is a President who has kept his promises on opposing abortion and supporting religious freedom and the right of conscience.
That is why the Biden campaign has conjured up “Evangelicals for Biden” and “Catholics for Biden” in an attempt to pick up a tiny percentage of voters who would not otherwise give a man who believes in abortion demand (paid for by the public) and packing the Supreme Court which he admits by refusing to answer the question the time of day.
If ever—ever—there has been a choice on abortion and right of conscience, it is between pro-life President Donald Trump and pro-abortion Joe Biden.