RALEIGH – As the “paper of record” the New York Times fuels the archetypal liberal media den that shapes the news in favor of Democrats at least as much as it reports it. That’s why when The Gray Lady publishes in depth polling that shows the resounding strength of President Donald Trump among North Carolina voters it’s worth paying attention.
Specifically, the polling has Trump besting either Democratic challengers Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, or Joe Biden in the important swing state of North Carolina.
With the mountains Democrats have moved to pile atop Donald Trump and his reelection chances, to see their two leading contenders still trailing in a must-win state must be disheartening. You can sense the dismay at this poll in the Left as the polls snap them out of their Trump Derangement Syndrome fits for a brief moment to realize they’ve been living in the fantasy world.
Democrats in North Carolina, too, describe the polling data as ‘sobering‘ and share the near ubiquitous feeling of bewilderment among Democrats from the fact that Trump has been consolidating report while they throw everything they have (and don’t) at him. That portends GOP support down the ticket in North Carolina, as well, an extra worry for Democrat Governor Roy Cooper who has a growing list of headwinds for reelection and the Democratic legislative caucus.
The polls among the rest of 2020 swing states also showed the race turning out much more like 2016 than 2018, much to the Left’s disappointment.
From the New York Times:
“[…] The poll offers little evidence that any Democrat, including Mr. Biden, has made substantial progress toward winning back the white working-class voters who defected to the president in 2016, at least so far. All the leading Democratic candidates trail in the precincts or counties that voted for Barack Obama and then flipped to Mr. Trump.
As a result, Democrats appear to have made little progress in reclaiming their traditional advantage in the Northern battleground states, despite their sweep there in the 2018 midterms. Respondents in these states said they voted for Democratic congressional candidates by an average of six points, all but identical to their actual winning margins. […]”
The Democrats are scared and desperate; hence the impeachment fury. And they should be, if data like this combined with anecdotal evidence like last night’s Trump rally in Kentucky is any indication, the president may actually be stronger this time around.
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