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Sun Nov 1, 2020, 07:49 AM

BTRTN: Trump Sprints to the Finish, Losing His Race Against the Truth

Born to Run the Numbers provides their review of October, a month where the biggest "surprise" was that none of the surprises had any significant impact on the core dynamic of the race:

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2020/11/btrtn-trump-sprints-to-finish-losing.html

Excerpts: "Donald Trump spent the month of October in a mad final dash to election day, but each day he sounded just a bit more desperate as he attempted to impose a revisionist version of his presidency onto a set of facts that refused to yield. Donald Trump spent the month in one final, frantic, frenzied race against the truth, but he could not make a dent...
"Trump wanted the final weeks of the campaign to be about anything other than the global pandemic that will now forever be linked in infamy with his epic incompetence and Machiavellian disregard for human suffering. But the coronavirus did not care what Donald Trump wanted, wished, or lied about...The visual image that overwhelmed any and all attempts at rational discourse was Trump’s insistence on holding full-scale campaign rallies just as the coronavirus reached new peaks in the very red states he desperately needed to hold. Trump would assure his followers that a vaccine would be available 'momentarily,' and that we had 'turned the corner' on the virus. It was as if the rallies were designed with the precise goal of flouting each and every public safety measure urged by the medical and scientific community: large groups of people pressed together in tight spaces, no social-distancing, a smattering of masks, people of all ages huddled together for hours, in some instances transported in packed buses...
"Trump’s approval rating is once again at 43% for October. This marks the 34rd consecutive month that Trump’s approval rating fell in the 40-45% range. This level does not bode well for his re-election prospects. Only George W. Bush won re-election with less than a 50% approval rating – a figure Trump has yet to attain – and Bush’s was 48% (also a level Trump has yet to attain)."

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