(PatriotHeadline.com)- President Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election without leading in the polls, and this time, he could win the presidential election by an even bigger margin. That is, assuming that the same “Shy Trump” vote effect comes into play this time too.
A new Rasmussen poll shows that President Donald Trump is leading Joe Biden nationally for the first time. The number itself doesn’t always indicate a win as presidential elections are chosen according to the Electoral College and not by the popular vote, but the numbers are still encouraging for the president and his re-election campaign.
The weekly national poll conducted by Rasmussen showed President Trump with 47% support nationally and Joe Biden with 46%, showing that this election may prove America is even more divided than last time.
President Trump also saw perhaps his best approval ratings yet this week. According to the Washington Examiner, Trump enjoyed a massive 52% approval in the polls, indicating that Americans – who have repeatedly said in polls that they care more about the economy than COVID – are seeing the economy healing under President Trump’s leadership.
Rasmussen said that the president “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,” Rasmussen added. “The race has narrowed over the past two weeks. Biden has 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 wince White House Watch at the beginning of July.”
Interestingly, President Trump beating Biden in the national polls could mean that, if things go well, President Trump could potentially even win the popular vote this time. That would be quite a huge achievement given how the huge number of leftists in California and New York are the reason why he didn’t have a chance of beating Clinton on the popular vote last time.
“Trump shows surprising strength among other minority voters,” Rasmussen added, “suggesting perhaps that he is attracting Hispanic support as violent racial protests continue in many major cities.”
Looks like President Trump was right when he said he would win over the black and Hispanic vote after his 2016 win.