NECK IN NECK: Trump Tops Biden, 48% To 47%, With 52% Approval Rating


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It’s neck-and-neck, with President Trump just barely ahead in Rasmussen Reports’ first daily White House Watch survey.

The latest national telephone and online survey finds Trump edging Democrat Joe Biden 48% to 47% among Likely U.S. Voters. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, while two percent (2%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Last Wednesday, Biden held a 49% to 46% lead, but the race has been tightening since early in the month. This is the first time Trump has been ahead since mid-September.

(Source: Rasmussen)


  1. Rav Avigdor Miller Zt’l

    Today’s Q&A Sponsored by Joel and Ornella Wolh

     Rav Avigdor Miller on Voting Against the Radicals

    Why does the Rav support Nixon in the election? What has he done for the Jews?
    What Nixon did for the Jews, I have no idea. But what Nixon is not doing for the revolutionaries, that I can tell you. Nixon is not encouraging the radicals and the revolutionaries. That’s one thing he’s doing – and that’s enough.
    Let me give you a mashal. Suppose you have two candidates: One is being backed by, let’s say, all the Nazis. All the Nazis say to vote for this candidate. And the other man does not have the endorsement of the Nazis. Are you going to ask, “What did this other candidate do for me?” No – you don’t ask any questions! If this candidate is being endorsed by the Nazis then the other candidate is the one.
    And therefore, if McGovern is endorsed by all the revolutionaries, by all the hippies, by the scum of society, then the other one is the one! We cannot support the vandals and radicals who want to destroy America – the ones who want to break down all the principles of morality.
    And the ads that you see in the newspapers blaming Nixon for his appointment of conservative judges – it’s just the opposite. The judges that he’s appointing are good judges; they’re the good ones! All the judges that Nixon appointed to the Supreme Court are the ones we want. It’s only that when they put it into an advertisement and they write: “Look what Nixon did. He appointed him and him and him,” so even though you know nothing about it, right away you think it’s wicked. The foolish people are fooled by the power of the printed word.
    Nixon is trying. Nebach, he’s trying hard to right America. I’m not saying he’s a tzadik but he’s not what the other candidate is – and that’s enough for us. That’s enough of a reason to work on his behalf. Spend time on it. Call up your friends and get the votes out. Tell them to vote for Nixon. It’s a mitzvah – that’s what I say.

    Look, nobody is paying me. I get no favors from him. He doesn’t even know about me. I’m just telling you the truth.
    TAPE # 4 (October 1972)

  2. The Real Clear Politics Updated Summary of all the major polls (shown below) still shows Biden ahead by 7.8 percentage points on a national level and leading in enough swing states to take him over the 270 electoral vote theshold. I’m not a great believer in any of these polls, especially “national presidential polls”, for what its worth. However, if It makes YWN readers feel good to know that ONE poll shows Trump leading, yasher koach. BTW, there has always been a Republican slant to Rasmussen polls based on their “likely voter” adjustments. Likewise, I’m certain there are polling techniques to the other polls that could result in their leaning Dem.

    RCP Average 10/12 – 10/25 — — 50.8 43.0 Biden +7.8
    Rasmussen 10/21 – 10/25 1500 LV 2.5 47 48 Trump +1
    JTN/RMG* 10/23 – 10/24 1842 LV 2.8 51 44 Biden +7
    IBD/TIPP 10/21 – 10/25 982 LV 3.2 52 45 Biden +7
    YouGov 10/18 – 10/20 1344 LV 3.2 52 43 Biden +9
    Reuters 10/16 – 10/20 949 LV 3.6 51 42 Biden +9
    Quinnipiac 10/16 – 10/19 1426 LV 2.6 51 41 Biden +10
    CNBC* 10/17 – 10/18 2711 LV 1.9 52 42 Biden +10
    SUSA 10/16 – 10/19 1136 LV 3.6 53 43 Biden +10
    NYT/Siena* 10/15 – 10/18 987 LV 3.4 50 41 Biden +9
    The Hill 10/13 – 10/15 1897 RV 2.3 46 42 Biden +4
    USC 10/12 – 10/25 5355 LV — 54 42 Biden +12

  3. Yidden,
    Don’t make rallies, don’t protest, don’t burn masks, for heaven’s sake….Keep a low profile.
    Even if you aren’t in line with his behavior and bad traits… Just think of the alternative. Its the antithesis for everying we stand for.
    And may HASHEM protect us all.