President Donald Trump is overtaking Joe Biden, but you’d never know that because the polls containing this information are being hidden.
According to Rasmussen, one of America’s most popular polling firms, there is actual evidence pointing to the fact that Trump is doing far better than the media portray but this is being withheld from the public.
Rasmussen posted a screenshot of Real Clear Politics polling averages. Normally, these are updated every week and without fail, but as of this moment, they’re still showing older numbers.
OK folks, no joke, this is now a national poll suppression story.
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) August 31, 2020
Twitter user “@furioustheguy” noted that the numbers that came out later than the 25th seem to be missing completely.
From August 1-15 there were 16 polls that came out. From August 16-31 there have been only 8 and none covering a later date than the 25th. pic.twitter.com/x5My6ra7Mw
— Grab Your Popcorn (@furioustheguy) August 31, 2020
Recent numbers have shown that Trump is doing far better than you’d think. An Express poll has Trump in a three-point lead. Rasmussen has a survey that shows Trump is just one point shy of overtaking Biden. The Trafalgar Group, famous for accurately showing Trump’s lead in Michigan in 2016 and one of the only to accurately predict Trump’s victory back then, also shows Trump above Biden by a substantial number.
Our new @trafalgar_group #2020Election #MO #poll conducted Aug 26-28 shows a comfortable Trump lead:
1.2% Another Party Candidate, 3.2% Und. See Report: https://t.co/n7noNNbpHC pic.twitter.com/bwI7BldjcL
— Robert C. Cahaly (@RobertCahaly) August 31, 2020
The gap is closing between the two but totals are being left out that cover this.
Trump’s numbers are on the rise, even in voting blocs like the black community where Trump has experienced a nine-point rise.
Meanwhile, Democrat-supported things such as Black Lives Matter have experienced a massive drop. Support for Black Lives Matter in the swing state of Wisconsin plummeted from 25 to zero in approval. This is troubling news for Democrats who have made Black Lives Matter central to their campaign strategy.
Democrats need to be extremely concerned about what’s happening in Wisconsin, where support for BLM has gone from +25 to +0 in 2 months. https://t.co/2wNMWoW6it
— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) August 27, 2020
If there’s a reason behind these withholding of the totals then this hasn’t been revealed but many are speculating that the reasoning has to do with the media not wanting to reveal Trump’s popularity bump he experienced since his speech.
A successful and popular Trump is a narrative disaster and so these numbers can’t be discussed according to some. While this may very well be true, protecting the narrative may come at a cost as Democrats who believe that everything is still in the bag for Biden may end up staying home.
Regardless, this omission seems to be a big one.