It was a super-spreader event for the right-wing masses in Pennsylvania on Tuesday night, with a mostly massless crowd (except for those standing right behind Trump as he spoke) packed into an arena as if a global pandemic that has so far killed 215,000 Americans has, as Trump promised, “disappeared, like magic.”
— laynie (Elayne with a Y) (@LaynieR) October 14, 2020
Trump’s final days of his second campaign are underway, and the president is the underdog in the race by a large margin. According to national polls, Trump is trailing his opponent by as much as 10 points and losing badly with women. Trump pleaded with women voters in Pennsylvania, begging them to “please like me.” It’s unlikely that Trump will erase the massive gender gap he has in female voters in the next 21 days.
According to The Washington Post:
‘Nationally, a Post-ABC poll released Sunday showed Biden leading Trump by 31 points among female likely voters and Trump leading Biden by 13 points among male likely voters. Trump’s lead among men is about the same as his final margin over Hillary Clinton in 2016, but Biden’s lead among women is more than twice as large as Clinton’s.’
"He left! He left! He abandoned you" — speaking in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Trump attacks Biden for the fact his family moved away from Pennsylvania when he was 10 pic.twitter.com/rBf0YCOx05
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 13, 2020
Trump was so lost as to what to accuse his Democratic opponent of at Tuesday’s rally that he lashed out at him for having “abandoned” Pennsylvania after being born there. Joe Biden’s family moved away from Pennsylvania when he was all of 10 years old.
According to statewide polling in Pennsylvania, Biden leads Trump across an average of polls by as much as seven points, well outside the margin of error. Accusing him of “abandoning” Pennsylvania at the age of 10 isn’t likely to close that gap, either.
Trump says if he loses “I’ll never come to Pennsylvania again.”
— DNC War Room (@DNCWarRoom) October 13, 2020
Although Trump’s rally had a good turnout, and he insists that large rallies are the surest indicator of an election win, it’s unlikely at this point that he can do much of anything to save himself. He’s failing to connect with women, with voters of color, with the college educated, and he’s certainly losing with the nearly 10,000 families of people in Pennsylvania who have died from COVID-19.
In Pennsylvania, Biden leads Trump by 8 points, outside of the margin of error:
— Morning Consult (@MorningConsult) October 13, 2020
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