Updated August 16th - According to Politico, 79% of Biden supporters are extremely enthusiastic about their candidate and are dug-in, solidly committed to vote Biden in 2020. Democrats rated their level of interest in the election as a “9” or “10” on a 1-10 scale, more than the 74 percent of Republicans who gave the same ratings. The irony of the Trump campaign enthusiasm shtick with claims that Biden lacks support, is that Americans are speaking up and declaring loudly that's it's just the opposite: Trump has an enthusiasm problem. After firing Brad Parscale - sorry, "demoting" Parscale - it seems likely that boasting and bragging about ~1 Million tickets and creating an embarrassing public display of a campaign rally in deep-red Oklahoma with only 6,000 attendees scattered around a stadium might've had something to do with it. But, for their part, the Trump campaign hasn't seemed to put in any real effort to correct course much. Aside from Trump finally following Biden's example months later and wearing a mask, there doesn't seem to be even a glimmer of a plan from the MAGA team. Biden, on the other hand, has been cranking out plans weekly - and undercutting Trump's 'Murica-First talk with a Made in America plan that's actually made in America, for American employees and employers. The Trump Administration still doesn't manufacture their merchandise in America, and has been at the helm while Factories and Manufacturers abandon ship and outsource jobs to other countries.
In other polls, such as NBC, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden holds a double-digit lead at +11 points nationally over President Donald Trump, with 7 in 10 voters saying the country is on the wrong track and majorities disapproving of the president's handling of the corona virus and race relations. Those are the major findings the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll that comes 3 months before the presidential election, amid a pandemic that has killed about 140,000 people in the U.S. and during protests and debates over race across the country.
In the combined 11 battleground states — Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — Biden leads Trump by 12 points, 52 percent to 40 percent. The only demographic Trump has a significant lead in is whites without college degrees (57 percent to 35 percent). Biden now leads white voters with college degrees (53 percent to 38 percent), women (58 percent to 35 percent), Young voters 18 to 34 (62 percent to 23 percent), Latinos (67 percent to 22 percent), and African American voters (90 percent to a dismal 6 percent). You read that right: six percent. What's more, half of voters — 51 percent — say there is no chance at all that they would vote for Trump (compared with 37 percent who say the same of Biden).
|Candidate Attributes||Voter Response|
More Honest & Trustworthy
Trump 35% Biden 51%
Better understands the problems of people like you
Trump 35% Biden 52%
Better Personality & Temperament for a President
Trump 33% Biden 59%
A Strong Leader
Trump 45% Biden 45%
Better idea of what America should stand for
Trump 40% Biden 50%
Represents your own personal values
Trump 38% Biden 53%
Would be better at Uniting Americans than Dividing
Trump 33% Biden 57%
While CNN was busy writing that Bernie Sanders would end the Biden campaign; that Bernie had it in-the-bag with South Carolinian voters and announced to the world that Joe Biden had "very bad news in South Carolina" coming his way - He obliterated the click-bait and sensationalism with 85% of Black American voters enthusiastically turning out in record numbers to speak for themselves just exactly who they wanted and what they thought about that.
In June 92% of Black Voters prefer Biden to Trump. As of August, recent polls show that number has actually grown to ~97%.
Let's look at the two main things we expect the down-and-dirty swamp creatures to attack with: The Crime Bill and Brady Ban. While many Americans may not be aware of this, for those of us that were growing up in Reagan and Present H.W. Bush's 12 years of Republic rule, crime, gangs, drugs and police violence was at an all-time high. The mob essentially ran the big cities in the late 70's and Reagan's years - and our streets were littered in trash, graffiti and broken glass. If you're too young to have lived through it, watch a throwback 80's movie and you'll get a cleaned-up glance at the reality of a society that had either extreme wealth or extreme poverty and nothing in between.
George H.W. Bush defeated Michael Dukakis in the 1988 presidential election in part by painting Dukakis as “soft on crime,” Democrats were acutely worried that Republicans were beating them on the issue.
Facts: Republicans had all the power - for more than a decade. With the public demanding action, something had to be done.
Facts: Joe Biden wrote the Violence Against Women Act, and sponsored and passed the Brady Bill Ban. Neither of these would've ever existed without the Repulican Congress passing President Clinton's Crime Bill.
Facts: Bernie Sanders, icon of the progressive far-left, supported and voted for the 1994 crime law, too.Why did they vote for it?
There's a very simple explanation: The public wanted it. It was an attempt to address a big issue in America at the time: Crime, particularly violent crime, had been rising for decades, starting in the 1960s but continuing, on and off, through the 1990s (in part due to the crack cocaine epidemic).
Since we've addressed the Assault Weapons Ban and Clinton and The Democrats' efforts to combat the public opinon they were 'weak' on Crime, we'll assume these attacks will all center around the Economy. By all means, let's talk about Trump's Top-down Trickle-Down tax scam for the filthy rich. For those of us that were growing up in Reagan and Present H.W. Bush's 12 years of Republican Economics, our streets were littered in trash, graffiti, broken glass - and had either extreme wealth, or extreme poverty. Unless you were older and earned your money before Reagan took office, there was nothing in between.
Trump took office stepping into a thriving economy and the greatest economic recovery and longest strength of economic growrth in the history of the United States. Democrats did that. President Obama did that. Love him or not - President Bill Clinton built a thriving economy for The People, too. We had buckets of money, and wages were at the highest they had been in ages. There's nothing more Donald Trump-like than to take credit for someone else's work...unless it's taking it and not paying for it. He's bragged these last 3 years about record unemployment as if that should mean something to Black Americans. He's braggged about the stock market. Who is he talking to?
Wages did not go up. Having a JOB means nothing if it can't pay rent, basic needs like FOOD and utilities. Republicans hate welfare and food stamps - yet they do everything they can to keep wages as low as possible. They gift our taxes cuts to the filthy rich and largest corporations in the name of "creating jobs" that pay fractions of pennies to what they earn. But by all means, Black Americans, Working class Americans and more than 40% of ALL American workers - say "thank you" on November 3RD.
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present
King of Great Britain President of The United States, Donald J Trump, is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to accept them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures - or profiting from his personal venues.
He has attacked Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing to submit to Laws establishing Judiciary Powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures. Military Soldiers have been placed in civilian land in a direct violation of The People and the United States Constitution.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States, specifically targeting Black Americans:
For cutting off Fair Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us while slashing taxes to the rich, without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:
For arresting peaceful, law-abiding Citizens to be tried for pretended offences:
For abolishing Federal Laws in a neighbouring State, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies
For taking away our Rights, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures ratified by the Supreme Court, and declaring partisan State Leaders themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring tens of millions of us out un-American, relentlessly attacking and waging War both rhetorical and physical against us.
He has polluted our seas and lands, ravaged our coasts, poisoned and made uninhabitable our towns and ecology, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He has allowed Armies of foreign, Enemy Nation's Mercenaries to place bounties on the lives of our soldiers, compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our Police to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or allowed The People to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of known hate groups and domestic terrorists, who are known to believe and actively work to incite a race war, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
He has violated the Sacred lands of Native tribes to which these United States are indebted, allowed and in some cases encouraged the unlawful arrest of Native and other Citizens protected by The Constitution with no consequence.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. Peaceful Protest is met with violence; Legislature passed by The House of Representatives is ignored and not brought to vote. A self-imagined Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our President, White House Administration and their Party. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Rights, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in violation of our Principles and Law, in Peace Friends.
We, therefore, The People of the united States of America, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of The People, solemnly publish and declare, That these United States are, and of Right ought to be Free from Rule, and that as Free People, guaranteed by The Constitution, they have full Power to dissent, address greivences, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent People may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.