Trump supporters have been very skeptical about polls for the 2020 race and with good reason.
The polls were way off in 2016, and evidence has shown that many polls oversample Democrat voters while undersampling Republicans and independent voters.
With that in mind, it means so much more when Trump does well in a poll, and a new one shows Trump taking a lead over Biden.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Git-R-Done: Trump overtakes Biden, 47%-46%, and hits 52% approval
In a polling double tap on the Democratic presidential ticket, President Trump, for the first time, has edged in front of Joe Biden in his bid for reelection, and he’s reached his highest approval rating for the year.
The just-issued Rasmussen Reports surveys put Trump’s approval rating at 52% after a string of 51% marks. He reached 52% two other times this year.
And the pollster’s weekly race review released at noon had Trump nudging ahead of Biden, 47%-46%.
“President Trump has now edged to a one-point lead over Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the latest Rasmussen Reports’ weekly White House Watch survey. While statistically insignificant, it’s the first time Trump has been ahead,” said the poll analysis.
It added: “The race has narrowed over the past two weeks. Biden had a two-point lead last week, but that survey also marked the first time Trump had edged above 45% over the past two-and-a-half months. Prior to this week, Biden has bested Trump in every weekly survey since White House Watch began at the beginning of July.”
It’s worth noting that Rasmussen was one of the most accurate polls in 2016. This is big.
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) September 16, 2020
Trump is also winning the law and order vote.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 15, 2020
There is still a way to go before the election, but this is great news for the Trump team.