Trump and Biden are basically tied. Yikes! But it's not time to panic.
Biden is certainly the better man. I am very heartened by what the Biden administration is accomplishing in spite of the fascist blockers found everywhere. Let's cheer him on to a second term and keep working to oust Magas from our political life.
I live in a swing township in Montgomery County in Pennsylvania. Presidential campaigns always locate an office here every four years. So we’re a bellwether. What’s happened here is all the old guard politicos left the local Republican Party. They were replaced by MAGA people so new to politics that they were asking me, a Democrat, about election mechanics when we were both at the polling location, because I was the only one with institutional knowledge. Lately these new MAGA folks are finding their footing. They managed to elect a J6 insurrectionist as our State Senator, because she hid her background during her campaign to look like a normal person. I door-knocked hundreds of Independents to warn them of her duplicity, but all I accomplished was to depress voter turnout among Independents. I confused them, so they stayed home. The Republican won that race. Recently the MAGA folks got even more organized when Democratic township Commissioners voted for an affordable housing project. You would think we were bringing in drugs and crime just because rents for 60 families will be 30% of a person’s income. It was crazy, but effective at organizing the MAGA folks to become more cohesive as a unit - not just atomized consumers of right wing media. MAGA as a political movement is gaining organizing skills and momentum. Polls aren’t designed to capture this shift. MAGA as a movement is here to stay. If you read this column, PLEASE GET INVOLVED at the local level and don’t just be a keyboard warrior or give money. We need every person - your commitment of time and enthusiasm, not just every 4 years, but every election.
I'm in Ohio, but a native Californian. We are hoping to move back home, but I am rather hoping we are still here come November 2024 so we can vote Democrat in this crazy state.
I don't pay attention to polls. The only person I know who is totally obsessed with them is Trump. You just know that if he loses in 2024, he'll again claim the election was rigged, stolen, invalid, etc. etc... He'll probably also state that the polls were rigged, too.
The only "fair" election to Trump is one that he wins.
I agree that we should not let our emotional state mirror the anxiety that comes with these polls. This could cause a descending spiral: the more depressed or angry people get the more people want to either vote mindlessly out of spite for Trump to bring the house down or to tune out, stay home, hide, think about relocating and pack their bags. I read comments expressing how tired of all of this people are. Yet they come for the low down as well as commiseration. We are at a critical moment. We are waiting for a tipping point with these court cases. I don't expect that the polls will reflect what the outcome will be. When it comes down to voting I can't imagine that decent people, people with families that are looking to the future, would want to vote for Trump. I guess I still have faith in the majority and that it must prevail.
In many ways I hope there is a rematch. There is nothing more satisfying than watching the Trump/GOP grift get griftier. (Griftier will be a new wikipedia word entry in 2024). There seems to be no problem with republicans burning through money supporting no ideals nor principles.
When people say they're reluctant for a Trump/Biden rematch, I believe they're still reeling from the 2020 debacle. They currently feel a contest between ANY two other players would be preferable.
At runtime next Nov, (48 months later,) our political climate will look entirely different. A "new and improved" Trump/Biden pairing may be just the ticket our Country needs by then.
May the better man win.
This made my day!!!! Thank you for having an open mind and heart. 😄