Do We Elect by Popular Vote? [PHIL-OSOPHY]
There's no doubt in my mind, these national polls predicting a clear Joe Biden win would be true to life if the voters of this big country elected presidents and vice presidents through a popular vote. But we don't.
Four years ago, the masters, hotshots and media were certain the presidential race was over because of Trump's lagging poll numbers. But they were wrong.
And now, the media's predictions pointing to President Trump's defeat are about as miscalculating as they were four years ago. But they'll never admit it.
They'll tell you that Biden is up 10 points in average national polls. Assuming they're correct about the 10 points, the media is making the same blunder they made in 2016, and now again in 2020. This presidential election is very winnable for President Trump because he's elected by the Electoral College, which consists of 538 electors from 50 states and Washington, D.C.
Nothing is more significant than for you and them to look at the states whose electoral votes will decide the election. Things rise and fall, but the polls show Trump was doing a bit better in the key battleground states that he won four years ago, but wasn't projected to win.
Also remember, a poll is like an instant photo of that moment, but the last time I checked, President Trump was tracking fine in the Electoral College.
Phil Paleologos is the host of The Phil Paleologos Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Contact him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @PhilPaleologos. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.