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Fri Oct 9, 2020, 02:40 PM

Trump's campaign is in a death spiral. He's only making things worse.

Opinion by Paul Waldman

The latest in a string of very bad polls for President Trump comes from the Pew Research Center, a massive survey (nearly 12,000 respondents) that shows Joe Biden leading by 10 points. Which is right where poll averages have the race as well.

Meanwhile, Trump is losing ground with one key group after another, from suburban voters to seniors. And there is not a single swing state where he leads in the polls (though hes hanging on by the skin of his teeth in Texas). As the New York Times reports:

He is trailing not just in must-win battlegrounds but according to private G.O.P. surveys, he is repelling independents to the point where Mr. Biden has drawn closer in solidly red states.

Which is why youd expect to see the president and his campaign, as they try to stave off panic, ready to try almost anything to turn this race around. Theyd be examining his areas of greatest weakness, looking to address the bad feelings voters have about him, coming up with plans to not just seize attention but to do so in ways that will persuade people to vote for him. With time running out, theyd be desperate.

Yet the president is quite plainly not willing to try almost anything. His answer to his current political predicament is to do exactly what hes been doing, only more. It seems clear that as Election Day approaches, hell be caught in an insane cycle in which he thinks the way to pull victory from the jaws of defeat is to double down on everything thats driving voters away from him.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/10/09/trumps-campaign-is-death-spiral-hes-only-making-things-worse/

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Reply Trump's campaign is in a death spiral. He's only making things worse. (Original post)
Zorro Oct 2020 OP
patricia92243 Oct 2020 #1
VMA131Marine Oct 2020 #3
lagomorph777 Oct 2020 #4
flibbitygiblets Oct 2020 #5
Thekaspervote Oct 2020 #6
brush Oct 2020 #2
BlueMTexpat Oct 2020 #7
raccoon Oct 2020 #8

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 02:42 PM

1. I just heard on CNN or MSNBC that people intending to vote

in person on election day are 65% FOR Trump.

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 02:48 PM

3. Which is why Trump wants to invalidate mail-in ballots

But, if Biden wins the election by 10 points nationally, he will get at least 13 million more votes. If Trump can pull off an electoral college win with that kind of headwind then I might be willing to concede hes been chosen by God. However, its more likely he will have cheated.

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 02:49 PM

4. So those waiting the longest will have their votes show up the latest in many states.

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 02:51 PM

5. Of course stupid Republicans will show up in person, maskless.

It's likely going to take days at best to get the final vote tallies from all of he mail-in votes (if DeJoyless doesn't find a way to delay them indefinitely). Which means Hair Drumph is going to claim victory on Nov 3 because of course he will.

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 02:56 PM

6. One day at 65% for trump doesn't even come close to all the early ballots cast, or mail ins

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 02:44 PM

2. He never was the sharpest knife in the drawer...just thinks he is.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 03:43 PM

7. I hope that he keeps

doing exactly that: making it worse!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 07:15 PM

8. Good. Nt

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