President Trump has continuously reminded voters that polls consistently placing presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as the front-runner, may be wrong. The president recently said the Fox polls were “among the worst,” and its new poll that showed him trailing Biden by eight points was “fake.”
“I’m not losing, because those are fake polls. They were fake in 2016 and now they’re even more fake. The polls were much worse in 2016,” President Trump said to Fox News’s Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.”
The president may be right, as new poll results released on Wednesday, July 22, indicate the president is actually leading Biden in seven of 10 battleground states, with voting close in four of them, reported Breitbart.
According to American Principles Project (APP), the 10 states were selected based on their “expected competitiveness” in the general election “in either the presidential race, a U.S. Senate race, or both,” said a press release.
According to the poll, Trump is currently leading Biden in Georgia (49-46 percent); Kentucky (60-34 percent); Michigan (50-45 percent); Montana (52-42 percent); North Carolina (49-46 percent); Pennsylvania (48-47 percent); and Texas (49-45 percent).
The results also indicate Biden is leading Trump in Arizona (49-45 percent); Iowa (48-46 percent); and Wisconsin (46-45 percent).
Trump holds narrow leads in Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.
— American Principles (@approject) July 22, 2020
“It is clear from our polling that the reports of President Trump’s impending electoral doom are greatly exaggerated,” said Terry Schilling, executive director at APP, a nonprofit dedicated to the Constitution.
He added, “While the Trump campaign still has much work to do in defining Joe Biden as a feckless enabler of the worst elements of the radical left, the fundamentals of this race are encouraging. While Trump currently trails in some battlegrounds, he also leads in several states where many political pundits have already written him off.”
The poll yielded the following results in nine U.S. Senate races:
Arizona: Mark Kelly (D) 48% versus Martha McSally (R) 41%
Georgia: David Perdue (R) 46% versus Jon Ossoff (D) 44%
Georgia: (Special): Doug Collins (R) 29%, Matt Lieberman (D) 23%, Kelly Loeffler (R) 19%, Ed Tarver (D) 9%
Iowa: Theresa Greenfield (D) 45%, Joni Ernst (R) 43%
Kentucky: Mitch McConnell (R) 55%, Amy McGrath (D) 33%
Michigan: Gary Peters (D) 47%, John James (R) 37%
Montana: Steve Daines (R) 47%, Steve Bullock (D) 44%
North Carolina: Cal Cunningham (D) 40%, Thom Tillis (R) 40%
Texas: John Cornyn (R) 47%, M.J. Hegar (D) 37%
Schilling also pointed to some interesting outcomes of the poll.
“On hot-button issues, the survey results were also very interesting. Black Lives Matter is very popular until voters learn what Black Lives Matter actually supports—then it becomes very unpopular. Voters hate the idea of biological males competing against female athletes in women’s sports. They strongly oppose minors being subjected to sex changes or gender conversion therapy. They want to protect kids from online pornography, and they want Big Tech companies to allow free speech and free expression on their platforms.”
A statewide, scientific sample of 42,000 likely voters from at least two of the previous four elections was polled, along with new voters who had registered between May 1, 2018, and July 14, 2020, according to APP.
The polling data was modeled on the anticipated model for the 2020 election, the same one used for the 2016 general election.