Biden Leads Election Polls, Media Urges Caution After 2016 Election

Headline Roundup July 12th, 2020

A new CBS/YouGov poll suggests that President Donald Trump is having difficulty holding onto states he previously won, including Arizona, Florida and Texas. Other polls put Joe Biden at an overall lead of 9.4 percent.

Coverage from all sides of the political spectrum, however, urged readers to take the numbers with a grain of salt, pointing to Hillary Clinton's leading election polls in 2016 as a cautionary tale. Analysis from center- and right-rated outlets highlighted the battleground states where Trump won by a marginal Electoral College vote, and the way polls are changing to include more non-college graduates and late deciders. On Fox News' Sunday Morning Futures, Donald Trump Jr. said he thought his father's drop in the polls was due to unfavorable media coverage, and alleged that Biden's newly-released economic plan borrowed from Trump's economic plan.

Biden Leads Election Polls, Media Urges Caution After 2016 Election

From the Right
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President Trump’s oldest son defended on Sunday his father’s reelection chances amid flagging poll numbers and criticized presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s economic plan as “asinine.”

Speaking on “Sunday Morning Futures,” Donald Trump Jr. blamed the president’s drop in the polls on the media coverage Trump has received recently – saying news outlets have been critical of the president while ignoring going after Biden.

“I think when you have the media onslaught where media has just totally abdicated their position to objectively look at both sides,” Trump Jr. said....

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From the Left
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OPINION

(CNN) -- One need not listen hard these days to hear the sound of Democratic pollsters and pundits gleefully cheering that the end of President Donald Trump's term in power is finally in sight -- Joe Biden's Inauguration Day on January 20th, 2021.

Such Democratic groupthink goes as follows: the Covid-19 pandemic has killed more than 130,000 Americans and shows no signs of letting up; the economy has been plunged into the deepest recession in decades; and amid ongoing protests in the aftermath of George Floyd's death, Democrats are fired...

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From the Center
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WASHINGTON – Joe Biden can look at the polls and smile.

Cautiously.

A double-digit advantage in numerous national surveys, solid leads in a number of battlegrounds and competitive showings in states Donald Trump carried handily in 2016 suggest the presumptive Democratic nominee is the favorite to win in November.

The overwhelming majority of polls four years ago indicated Trump would lose as well. So why put much faith in the 2020 polls that show the former vice president consistently on top?

David Burgess of Kittery, Maine, said he stopped believing...

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