CNN is expanding their Fake News franchise to not just include ‘Fake News Bombshell’ coverage but to also include ‘Fake News Polling. This poll shouldn’t get respect from serious people. News people and pundits like prefacing their polling by saying that polls are snapshots. That’s occasionally true. This time, that isn’t the case.

This time, CNN reports that “Joe Biden’s advantage over President Donald Trump has expanded and the former vice president now holds his widest lead of the cycle with less than a month remaining before Election Day, according to a new nationwide CNN Poll conducted by SSRS. Among likely voters, 57% say they back Biden and 41% Trump in the poll that was conducted entirely after the first debate and mostly after the President’s coronavirus infection was made public.”

A little history is required to show how dishonest this poll is. The Reagan-Mondale landslide provides all the context that’s required. In 1984, President Reagan gethered 58.77% of the vote, compared to Mondale’s 40.56% of the vote. Nobody in their right mind thinks that Joe Biden will win by the same margin that Reagan won by. You’d have to be exceptionally stupid to think that. That’s before thinking about how little enthusiasm there is for Biden. Today, Biden held a unity event in Gettysburg, PA. There were more Trump supporters outside the Biden event than there were Biden supporters at the event:

That’s before thinking about the Trump/RNC GOTV operation. This afternoon, Tim Murtaugh told Bill Hemmer that the RNC GOTV volunteer army has 2,300,000 volunteers and that those 2,300,000 volunteers have made 119,000,000 voter contacts:

With that much enthusiasm and that big of a GOTV army, why would anyone think that Biden is even competitive? Biden doesn’t have a GOTV operation, at least nothing this muscular. When Biden holds a major event in the most important battleground state for Democrats and more Trump supporters show up than Biden supporters, that’s an indicator that the Biden campaign isn’t a serious operation.

CNN can run all the Fake News polls it wants. It won’t change reality.

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