Texas voter turnout through the roof as Dems try to win the statePosted by Robert Leonard / November 3, 2020
Texas Democrats are pushing the vote, trying desperately to turn the state Blue for the first time in 44 years. One of the biggest demographic hitting the polls this year are young voters, who might just bring a Biden win.
According to a poll by the Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler, Joe Biden has a three-percent lead over Donald Trump, with 48% of voters supporting Biden to Trump’s 45%.
There are all sorts of polls showing that Trump is in trouble. One suggests that 49% of Americans think Trump should be criminally investigated (I can’t believe that’s even a thing I’m writing right now) after he’s out of office. Another poll says 56% of Americans don’t think Trump deserves reelection. A third poll says that Trump is in a lot of trouble if America’s young voters actually show up to vote.
But, Joe Biden’s campaign manager is warning everyone: don’t get cocky, this race is much closer than the so-called experts are predicting. President Obama is saying the same thing––vote early, because it’s going to be close.
But the polls say otherwise. Joe Biden now has a 91% chance of winning the electoral college, according to an Economist forecast. Biden has a twelve percent lead over incumbent Donald Trump, the highest lead of any challenger since scientific polling began in 1936. The majority of voters––some 57%––think Trump has not paid his fair share in taxes, indicating just how bad things are looking for Trump.
According to a CNN poll, Joe Biden has widened his lead to 16 points, the widest of the campaign so far. And, according to a FiveThirtyEight poll, Joe Biden has an 82% chance of winning the electoral college.
The former Republican governor of Pennsylvania is supporting Joe Biden for President, breaking with his party. Tom Ridge said he has never voted for a Democratic presidential candidate before, but that his long history of rejecting Donald Trump compels him to make this decision. He compared Trump to George W. Bush, who stood on the rubble of Ground Zero with a megaphone, uniting the country. Could Trump do such a thing, Ridge asks? Even if he could, he hasn’t––he has not gone to the CDC to rally the nation against COVID.