President Donald Trump claimed that his polling numbers "look very strong" and that a "RED WAVE" is coming, even though polls lag behind his rival, Democrat Joe Biden.
"Large crowds, great enthusiasm," the president wrote on Twitter.
The polls look very strong. Big crowd, big enthusiasm. Massive RED WAVE is coming !!!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2020
According to the latest status NPR / PBS NewsHour / Marist poll, the president is 11 points behind Biden with less than three weeks to election day. Biden is ahead with 54 to 43 percent.
"This is the highest level of support Biden has had since the poll to test the head-to-head matchup began in February. Biden was never below 50% and Trump never above 44% in the Marist poll, ”NPR reported, noting that Biden has taken the lead in key swing states like Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Trump won in 2016.
The president has often relied on the support of white voters, but this poll shows that Biden has a four-point lead (51-47 percent) with this demographic.
“That is extraordinary. Trump won the white voters of 2016 20 points. Biden's 51% among white voters are the highest for a Democrat from the year Jimmy Carter in 1976, when the US was far less racially diverse, ”noted NPR. "If Biden actually wins that level with whites, it would indicate that a very large wave is developing up and down for the Democrats. "
Alan is a New York based writer, editor, and news junkie.