A new Poll put together by The Washington Post and ABC — two of the most trustworthy news sources ever, right? — is showing that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has taken a commanding 10-point lead over President Trump nationally, and a 9-point lead in the battleground state of Pennsylvania.
While this certainly seems like a rather large lead, keep in mind that back in 2016, all of the polls stated that Hillary Clinton was going to easily cinch the White House. Yeah, that didn’t happen. You know why? Because of a group called the “silent majority.”
So anything can still happen.
via Daily Caller:
Biden leads Trump by 54-45 in Pennsylvania, according to the data, collected on ABC and The Post’s behalf by Langer Research Associates. The Democratic nominee for president leads Trump 54-44 at the national level.
In Pennsylvania, 25 percent of respondents listed the economy as the top priority heading into November, followed by the coronavirus pandemic (18), “crime and safety” (14), “equal treatment of racial groups” (13), health care (12), and the Supreme Court (9). Trump slightly leads Biden by 1 point on who respondents trust more to handle the economy (49-48). Biden led Trump on the other issues, with margins ranging from 3 percent on “crime and safety” to 20 percent on “equal treatment of racial groups.”
Trump holds significant advantages over Biden in some key areas, namely the enthusiasm gap (20 points) and among voters who plan to vote in-person on election day (21 points). Sixty-seven percent of respondents in Pennsylvania said they planned to cast in-person votes on election day, significantly higher than other battleground states recently polled by ABC and The Post.
Polls are sort of good for helping candidates get an idea of how folks are reacting to their message and platform in a given state and also on a national level, but the results should always be taken with a grain of salt, especially after the 2016 presidential election.
Right now, it might seem that Biden is well ahead of Trump, but again, the silent majority isn’t making their voice heard at the moment, hence the “silent” part. However, they will certainly make it known come November 3, when they head out to the polls to vote.