Democrats and the media have pushed Joe Biden as ‘Scranton Joe’ for months, citing his family ties to the swing state of Pennsylvania.
This might have been one of the key reasons the Democrat machine decided to make Joe Biden their nominee. Trump won Pennsylvania in 2016 and this wounded Democrats deeply.
Now the polling lead Biden was enjoying in Pennsylvania is gone.
From the Dan Bongino Show:
Biden’s Polling Lead in Pennsylvania Goes Up in Smoke
After months of taking a stance against fracking, Joe Biden took a pro-fracking stance recently in Pennsylvania. “I am not banning fracking. Let me say that again. I am not banning fracking. No matter how many times Donald Trump lies about me,” he said at the Carnegie Mellon University robotics institute. It’s no coincidence that Biden’s flop on fracking occurred in a state that has a significant fracking industry.
You don’t have to listen to “Donald Trump lies” to believe that Biden is opposed to fracking, you have to listen to Joe Biden’s comments (which are apparently now lies themselves).
His flip-flop is merely common sense because Pennsylvania isn’t a state that Democrats can afford to lose in 2020.
Just look at this polling data.
From Rasmussen Reports:
Pennsylvania: Trump 46%, Biden 46%
President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden are running dead even in Pennsylvania.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone and online survey of Likely Voters in the Keystone State finds Trump and Biden with 46% support each. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and another four percent (4%) remain undecided. Among the 82% of voters who say they are certain now how they will vote in the presidential election, Trump holds a slight 51% to 49% advantage.
The president carries 86% of the Republican vote and leads among voters not affiliated with either major party by 11 points. Biden takes 81% of the Democrat vote. Worrisome for the former vice president is his 67% black support, low for a Democrat, with the incumbent earning 27% of the black vote in Pennsylvania. Trump leads among whites and other minority voters.
The fact that this is due in part to black voters should make Democrats very nervous.
Dead heat: @realDonaldTrump erases Biden’s 8-point lead in Pennsylvania as blacks abandon Democrat.@Rasmussen_Poll Of '82% of voters who said that they are “certain” how they will vote, Trump holds a 51%-49% advantage.'https://t.co/8GcPrGipTs
— Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard) September 3, 2020
If Trump holds Pennsylvania in 2020, he is very likely to win.