Elections USA 2020: what the polls say about Donald Trump and Joe Biden

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Six out of ten people who saw the presidential debate They say Biden was better. The Democrat has a 6.1% advantage in the polls.

In the rough sea left by the presidential debate in the United States, Joe Biden marches forward for 6.1% nationwide and 3.5% in key states, based on a RealClearPolitics average. Not all is said, of course, because Donald Trump has shown that he can surprise in unexpected terrain. But it seems difficult that Tuesday’s duel will help him come back.

National surveys are a good guide on a candidate’s popularity across the country, but they are not necessarily a good way to predict the outcome of the election.

In 2016, for example, Hillary Clinton led the polls and won nearly three million more votes than Donald Trump, but still lost, That’s because the US uses an electoral college system, so winning the most votes doesn’t always give you the upper hand. choice.

Joe Biden has been ahead of Donald Trump in most national polls since the beginning of the year. It reached around 50% in recent months, with a 10 point lead sometimes.

According to CNN, 6 out of 10 people Those who saw the debate agree that Biden fared better, and only 28% say Trump did a better job.

Regardless of what the polls turned up, Trump led in the debate not in poise but in time. How? According to a report released by CNN, the Republican had the floor for 39 minutes, while Biden only spoke for 37 minutes. That does not mean that the White House leader has won the debate. The president did nothing but interrupt.

According to YouGov, 69% were upset by the debate, only 17% of viewers felt informed; while 83% of the opinions considered that the debate was negative and only 17% qualified it as positive.

The president’s strategy to regain ground was immediately stripped: not to debate the topics chosen by the moderator but to try to corner his rival, interrupt him, drive him crazy to destabilize him and make him make mistakes. Came to exasperarlo“Can you shut up, man?” Biden snapped when he was interrupted for the umpteenth time.

The president also did not respect the rules of the moderator Chris Wallace, who tried several times to calm him in vain.

In the previous hours, Trump had said that his rival needed to take drugs to improve his performance in debates and suggested that he had mental problems. There was also talk that there were hidden teleprompters and headsets so that he could receive outside help.

That strategy was risky because it was to be expected then that Trump would have to wipe out such a weak rival. But none of that happened: Biden not only endured, he hit back. Clown, liar, unintelligent, racist, the worst president in history, were some of the accusations that were launched before a shocked audience.

The meeting took place at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. For 90 minutes Donald Trump and Joe Biden shared their various points eye on issues such as the future of the Supreme Court, the coronavirus pandemic, racial protests and violence in cities and the country’s economy, just to name a few.

But the whole show turned into an infamous circus, far from the height of office both men aspire to achieve on November 3.

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