Republicans may want to consider skipping its own national convention and just playing the Democratic convention on replay.
Rasmussen Reports said that President Trump’s daily average approval rating hovered around 47 percent at the beginning of the DNC to nominate Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris to take on the president in November.
The convention featured some of the party’s heaviest hitters, including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and new faces, like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. But the event, that was widely panned as depressing and lacking solutions, seemed to remind American’s what the future of the country looks like under a Biden’s White House.
Trump’s approval hit 51 percent by Friday.
“This wasn’t supposed to happen,” the Washington Examiner wrote, pointing out that it is rare that the candidate from the opposing party benefits from their opponent’s convention.
Although Democrats were praised by their allies in the media, many critics say that the DNC played to the party’s base that has already made up their minds about Trump.
There was a concerted effort to show Biden’s human side in hopes to sway some moderates, but speakers avoided key topics affecting the country, like the raging violent protests in cities across the U.S. and how their COVID-19 response would have been different from Trump’s.
“Republicans: Shining city on a hill. Democrats: Gates of Hell. Vote accordingly,” Todd Starnes, the host of the “Todd Starnes Show,” tweeted.
Recent polls have indicated that Trump is tightening the race against Biden. Pennsylvania, which is seen as a major swing state, shows that Biden is leading Trump by about four percent, which is within the Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll’s margin for error.
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The Morning Call pointed out that many residents in Pennsylvania view Biden unfavorably and while Trump faces a tough fight in the state, “he remains in a competitive position in a key state, despite an array of bad news in other parts of the poll,” Chris Borick, director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion, said.
Rasmussen posted the trend on Twitter and many commenters seemed unsurprised. One wondered aloud if the results are simply more Trump supporters having the courage to speak out and another joked, “Can we have another Democrat convention please?”
“This trend will continue and he will leave office as the most popular president in 50 years,” another commenter tweeted.