President Donald Trump absurdly insisted that he is currently leading former Vice President Joe Biden in most of the swing states, drawing howls of laughter and a humiliating fact-check.
With just 81 days until the election on November 3rd, Democrats are now more energized than ever after Biden announced that Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is his running mate, a scenario Trump and his team feared the most and are having a difficult time countering.
Biden’s poll numbers are only improving, but Trump took to Twitter to claim without offering any evidence that he leads in most swing states and has a 96 percent approval rating among Republicans.
96% Approval Rating in the Republican Party. Thank you! Also, leading in most swing states!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 12, 2020
The problem is that one only needs to use Google to look at a multitude of polls, and they all show Biden leading Trump in most battleground states, including a 6-point lead in Florida at 50 to 44 percent, a 5-point lead in Michigan at 48 to 43 percent, and 4-point leads in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin at 48 to 44 percent and 47 to 43 percent.
These are all states that Trump won in 2016. In addition, Biden leads in Arizona and is in a statistical tie with Trump in Texas.
Even Trump’s internal campaign polls show him losing to Biden.
Twitter users pointed out the real poll numbers and mocked Trump.
39% Approval Rating in America. Thank you! And you are trailing in virtually every swing state.
— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) August 12, 2020
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha you fragile goofus, everyone knows that when you’re feeling particularly extra-insecure, you trot out this bogus poll number. ok doof, I’ll bite: show your work. link to this imaginary poll, if you’re not too busy pointing at elephant sketches. let us see it
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) August 12, 2020
There’s no such a poll.
There’re MILLIONS of of us at #RepublicansForBiden
— Republicans for Joe Biden (@RepsForBiden) August 12, 2020
Only 96%? Weak. Kim Jong Un has a 99.9% Approval Rating in whole country.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) August 12, 2020
Stop taking polls in the Oval Office with your staff. It’s pathetic.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) August 12, 2020
— MomJovi (@MomJovi) August 12, 2020
— Lesley Abravanel? (@lesleyabravanel) August 12, 2020
So donnie, 96% of 30% of the US voting population support you. Got it. pic.twitter.com/MydXbMLmDw
— Melody (@Blenny90) August 12, 2020
Trump is either delusional or in complete denial. And whining about the polls is not going to help him close the gaps.
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