Don’t shoot the messenger.

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Covid-19 Briefing — Wilmington, DE — October 28, 2020. Photo by Adam Schultz / Biden for President.

1. The Polls Are Wrong

How are the polls wrong? Let me count the ways.

After an all-too brief period of soul-searching post-2016, some pollsters and polling companies made minor changes to their methodologies. Namely, some pollsters, started weighting results by education.

Others did not.

The polls showing Joe Biden beating Donald Trump by 15 points belong in the latter group. Polls are still over-sampling Democrats by a large margin and using tiny sample sizes. Some of the most favorable polls for Joe Biden are based on the polling of 500 adults- not even registered voters or likely voters.

Some pollsters are breaking rank and calling foul on garbage polls and shoddy polling methods. The Biden campaign has warned that Joe Biden is not leading the race by double digits.

There is a reason it doesn’t feel like Joe Biden is winning: He isn’t.

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The stage at a campaign rally for Vice President Joe Biden featuring Cher at Corona Ranch and Rodeo Grounds in Phoenix, Arizona. October 25, 2020. (photo: Gage Skidmore)

The media isn’t mentioning it, preferring to tell news consumers what they want to hear and sell more newspapers, but the writing is on the wall. Democrats feeling nervous are right: Something is up.

According to CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, Facebook, Twitter, the New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, polls, Wall Street, Capitol Hill, Hollywood, Silicone Valley, Las Vegas, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrats are about to sweep Washington with a blue wave to end all blue waves.

Americans, we are told by these same authorities, have had enough of Donald Trump- good riddance and may “Trump’s racist stench cling to his enablers for all eternity.” Voters are ready for a return to normalcy, a return to civility and gentility; ready to get back to the good old days of the Obama administration. They can’t wait to vote for Joe Biden. That is, they can’t wait to vote against Donald Trump. …

Against the strenuous objections of Democrats, Republicans confirmed their third Supreme Court Justice in as many years.

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President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett stand together on the Blue Room balcony Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, following Justice Barrett’s swearing-in ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

On Monday night Judge Amy Coney Barrett was officially sworn in as Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett by Justice Clarence Thomas, after gaining 52–48 votes in the Republican-led Senate.

Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine joined Senate Democrats in voting against Justice Barrett.

President Donald Trump opened the proceedings Monday night with an effusive speech praising Barrett, saying “She is one of our nation’s most brilliant legal scholars and she will make an outstanding Justice on the highest court in our land. …


Dr. Munr Kazmir

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