Biden Campaign Touts Poll Numbers, Slams “Trump Smears”

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"Joe Biden & Jill Biden with attendees" (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Gage Skidmore

Over the past several weeks, the mainstream media has made a point of reporting that Joe Biden is leading President Trump in the polls. The leads are reported in various states; however, there are additional polls that show the president and Biden deadlocked with one another.

 

Democrats are putting all their hopes and faith in the idea of Biden defeating President Trump. The Trump campaign continues to rally and reach out to various Americans; moreover, the president’s re-election team has repeatedly pointed out instances of Biden’s behavior that indicate cognitive regression.

Now, Biden’s campaign is making a point of touting their poll numbers while simultaneously slamming President Trump’s recent interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace.

The Latest from the Biden 2020 Camp

Kate Bedingfield, Biden’s deputy campaign manager, released a statement on Sunday following Trump’s Fox News interview.

In this statement, the deputy campaign manager accused Trump and his team of carrying out “the same self-defeating attacks” against Biden and his team. Bedingfield also asserted that Biden does not support defunding the police and would, in fact, keep Americans safe.

This serves as a direct contradiction from a recent interview where the former vice president expressed support for withdrawing funding from certain police departments. By definition, this counts as defunding the police.

In additional parts of the official statement, Biden’s deputy campaign manager stated that Trump is currently nine points behind Biden in polls about safety and crime questions.

How Reliable Are Polls?

The 2016 presidential election proved to Americans that polls are not the end-all. Throughout the general election, Hillary Clinton consistently led Trump in various polls, yet she is not the president of the United States.

Objectively, manipulating polls to create a certain outcome or appearance is not difficult. In fact, this happens more often than many people realize. It’s actually not uncommon for certain pollsters to survey more Democrats than Republican, hence increasing the likelihood of a poll displaying left-leaning results.

President Trump and his re-election campaign have repeatedly expressed confidence in defeating Joe Biden come this November. The former vice president, on the other hand, has chosen to campaign from his Delaware basement for quite some time.

What do you think about the polls claiming Biden in the lead against President Trump? Do you believe that polls are truly reliable in a presidential election? Let us know down below in the comments section.