Donald Trump just received a major enthusiasm and polling bost after the highly-successful Republican National Convention, and Democrats are publically panicking about the implications for the looming election.
A number of notable left-wing media figures are publically issuing warnings that Trump is gaining ground on Joe Biden at an astonishing pace — but it may be too little, too late.
Trump roars back
After months of leftist crowing about Donald Trump’s poor poll numbers amid the coronavirus crisis and the widespread rioting and looting, Trump has successfully turned the tide of public opinion. According to the most recent Zogby poll, Trump’s approval rating hit an all-time high of 52 percent in August.
A notable metric ignored by the mainstream media is that of voters in large cities impacted by the devastating anti-police demonstrations. According to Zogby:
As violent protests and violent crime continue to spike in cities like Chicago, Kenosha, New York City, and Portland, Trump’s standing with urban voters in large cities (59% at least somewhat approved/38% at least somewhat disapproved), and small cities (51% at least somewhat approved/49% at least somewhat disapproved) continues to climb higher.
Democrats were confident that Biden was unbeatable in June and July when the former vice president held a commanding double-digit lead over Trump in a hypothetical general election matchup.
Now, that lead has collapsed to just one point, according to a Rassmussen survey released on Wednesday.
Powerful Dems panic
Leftist talk-show host Bill Maher vocalized the fears gripping the Democrat party currently, as Biden grapples with how to address the senseless violence consuming Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Maher told MSNBC’s Joy Reid on Friday that he’s “very nervous” about how the election will fall out. “I am feeling less confident about this,” said Maher. “Maybe it’s just their convention bump got to me, but I’m feeling less confident than I was a month ago. I feel very nervous, the same way I did four years ago at this time.”
Filmmaker Michael Moore — who correctly predicted the outcome of the 2016 election — called on his followers to increase voter registration efforts because of the enthusiasm gap between Trump and Biden. “I’m warning you almost 10 weeks in advance,” Moore wrote in a Facebook post on Friday. “The enthusiasm level for the 60 million in Trump’s base is OFF THE CHARTS! For Joe, not so much … Don’t leave it to the Democrats to get rid of Trump.”
Fox host Tucker Carlson pointed out on his Friday night show that Joe Biden can’t condemn the violent protests that have wracked the nation since June, placing the Democratic presidential hopeful in a difficult spot that Trump is taking full advantage of.
“In our country free speech is allowed, violence is not allowed,” Carlson said. “What separates American democracy from Taliban theocracy, for example, is that in America people can disagree with one another and disagree with the government without fearing for their lives. This used to be obvious. It was the foundation of our civic life.”
“And all of a sudden Joe Biden could never say this out loud,” he continued. “His voters have destroyed cities across the country and murdered dozens of Americans. [Biden] must stay silent about that, but Donald Trump doesn’t have to. So, he said it, and as a result, for the first time since the Wuhan coronavirus arrived here, the president seems likely to win reelection.”