According to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll, Joe Biden saw no approval rating bump from the DNC convention.
No bounce Biden.
Despite fawning media coverage for an entire week, Biden actually lost 4% among suburban voters, per Reuters/Ipsos polling. pic.twitter.com/6vUhHJvIZf
— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) August 26, 2020
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden saw no bounce in popular support after last week’s Democratic National Convention, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday, pointing to Americans’ hardened political views.
Biden held his lead over President Donald Trump in the national opinion poll taken Aug. 19 to 25, with 47% of registered voters backing the Democratic challenger and 40% supporting the Republican incumbent. That was a similar edge to what Biden had before his party’s convention, a scaled-back, virtual event because of the coronavirus pandemic.
That marks a shift from many past election cycles. The previous Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, saw a 4-percentage-point gain against Trump after her party’s 2016 convention, while Trump’s support also rose 4 points after his party’s gathering that year. The Republicans are holding their convention, a mix of in-person and virtual events, this week.
There are a number of likely reasons why Biden has not received a similar jump in support. The party nominating conventions were scheduled later in the election year and the party faithful gathered mostly online because of concerns about the coronavirus.
There also appear to be fewer undecided voters in 2020. About 14% of registered voters did not support either of the major-party candidates in the latest poll, down from about 22% who were similarly undecided four years ago.
The Mainstream Press will try to downplay this but we know the truth. The DNC Convention was a disaster and did nothing to change the minds of everyday Americans.
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