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Saturday, October 10, 2020

The 2020 presidential campaign has been repeatedly rocked by seismic events - from the outbreak of a devastating pandemic to President Donald Trump contracting COVID-19. Yet in at least two important respects, not much has changed: Joe Biden continues to hold sizable advantages over Trump on most major issues and key personal traits, as well as in overall voter preferences. And voters continue to be highly focused on the election and attach great importance to its outcome.

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A bit down the cited article is a chart showing the following data (which I summarize, the full chart is in the article...

Would you describe the candidate as...

Compassionate
Trump 34%
Biden 67%

A good role model
Trump 28%
Biden 54%

Honest
Trump 35%
Biden 53%

Courageous
Trump 48%
Biden 54%

Mentally sharp
Trump 50%
Biden 46%

Stands up for what he believes in
Trump 69%
Biden 61%

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-10-10 11:02 AM | Reply

"Courageous" 48%?! "Mentally sharp" 50%?! He's a cowardly stupid fool who believes in unbridled selfishness. He does know how to encourage and inspire people to double down on their not even half-baked thoughts that result in harm to others and harm to self.

#2 | Posted by hamburglar at 2020-10-10 11:29 AM | Reply

Mentally Sharp???!!!

Houston, I think we've discovered the source of the problem!

I wouldn't have been surprised if his base thought President Trump was "mentally sharp", but that then poses a quandary: Are his base 69% of this survey's sample his base or are 69% of the general public unable to discern the difference between bluster and mental acuity?

#3 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2020-10-10 11:43 AM | Reply

Speaking of mentally sharp:

I meant to post 50%, not 69%!

#4 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2020-10-10 11:45 AM | Reply

*shrug

"Half of all Americans are of below average intelligence."

#5 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2020-10-10 11:58 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Yeah, i was surprised at the "mentally sharp" figures as well. I chalk it up to being the result of what Pres Trump has been saying about himself, like forever, and what the Trump campaign has been saying about Mr Biden.

I think this is one area where the Trump campaign strategy has been working.

Then there's this one...

Stands up for what he believes in
Trump 69%
Biden 61%

I would have liked to see a follow-up question along the lines of, ~do you approve of what the candidate believes in?~

In other words, given their respective approval ratings and what Pres Trump scored on the "good role model" question, I'd proffer that having Pres Trump at 69% that he stands up for what he believes in, well that may just not be a positive.


#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-10-10 12:08 PM | Reply

Stands up for what he believes in

Absolutely true. The only thing he believes in is Donald J. Trump.

#7 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-10-10 12:23 PM | Reply

#1 | Posted by LampLighter

Quinnipiac's latest poll has Trump way underwater in every category but the economy.

That's true on a national level as well as battleground states.

Check it out:

poll.qu.edu

#8 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-10-10 05:01 PM | Reply

Beware the "lame duck" Trump.

#9 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2020-10-11 11:26 AM | Reply

Re #9

Beware the cornered rabid rat. They bite.

#10 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-10-11 11:47 AM | Reply

"Unifying the country."

How is anybody doing that?

We know Trump has done the opposite and as of right now, we're very divided.

If that's true, then how do you credit Biden for anything like that?

#11 | Posted by eberly at 2020-10-11 12:56 PM | Reply

#11, Eberly

Biden has the support of GOP groups like Republicans for Biden and Lincoln Project. He is already unifying diverse groups of people on the campaign trail. I have no problem believing he'll work to unify the country as POTUS.

#12 | Posted by justagirl_idaho at 2020-10-11 01:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

12

That sounds Like Biden is trying to win an election.

Not unifying.

Do you and I believe he will be more unifying as president than Trump?

Yes. I just find the term "unify" funny.

Politicians win elections be "dividing" people from their opponent.

The same politicians create division as they govern as well.

People tend to believe their guy is a unifier and the other guy is a divider......leading me to conclude people don't really know what that word means.

#13 | Posted by eberly at 2020-10-11 01:17 PM | Reply

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