Their is much wailing, gnashing of teeth– and on the other side, exhilaration and giddiness– over some political polls this weekend that demonstrate Trump beating Biden in multiple battleground states. At least 60 percent felt the country is headed in the wrong direction.
In addition, there are critical poll questions that demonstrate many more people feel they are better off under Trump policies than under Biden policies.
There are a couple of issues, however.
First, these polls tend not to include Bobby Kennedy, Jr. in the equation. He is running as an independent, and his candidacy could potentially hurt Trump for various reasons.
Second, the polls also do not include the potential effect of the Green Party candidate; the Libertarian Party candidate; and also the independent candidacy of Cornel West. The No Labels Party was discussing running a candidate (for instance, Joe Manchin of West Virginia), although that discussion seems to have diminished since Bobby Kennedy, Jr. pulled out of the Democratic primaries and decided to run as an independent.
Third, if Trump is convicted in the course of one of his trials, that would alter the equation at least somewhat.
Fourth, the polls do not include the effect of election fraud. This tends to be the socialists’ ace-in-the-hole, and the establishment Republicans in the various state legislatures have not eradicated its potential influence.
One thing seems clear, however. All of these poll results make it even more unlikely that Joe Biden received 81 million votes three years ago. Anyone who told us there was no election fraud, and that Biden legitimately won the election, has absolutely no credibility.