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DC And Florida Rallies Reinforce Trump’s Enthusiasm Edge, But Critics Wonder How That Translates Into Votes

DC And Florida Rallies Reinforce Trump’s Enthusiasm Edge, But Critics Wonder How That Translates Into Votes

Ironically, perhaps, negative press may be helping Trump: “Their bond with Trump in most cases has only grown stronger, because of the bashing he has taken”

As we move closer to the November 3, 2020 presidential election, more and more Americans are “tuning in.”  Not everyone follows politics as closely as we and our readers do here at LI, so it’s not unusual for people to first think about a presidential election sometime in October and to be influenced by what they see when they finally “tune in.”

So what are they seeing?  Some think it can’t be good, the economy is no longer the thriving record-breaking monster it was before the Wuhan coronavirus happened, before the Marxist Black Lives Matters organization seized on George Floyd’s death to further their anti-American agenda, before months of burning, looting, and murder destroyed Democrat-run cities because elected Democrats allowed—even encouraged—the lawlessness, and before unscientific mask and shutdown mandates in Democrat-run areas destroyed lives and livelihoods.

You’d think, given the Wuflu/climate/blah, blah blah despair we are being told cripples every American coupled with the mainstream media’s incessant attacks on President Trump, that he is not only unpopular but unelectable.  And you might be wrong.

The New York Post reports:

More than 700 decorated vehicles converged on Albany Oct. 3 in a parade to honor the ailing president. In Staten Island, 2,500 Trump fans filmed a raucous get-well message that racked up 6 million views on Twitter. On Fifth Avenue, Trump supporters drove a contingent of flag-flying trucks to stage an impromptu rally outside Trump Tower.

. . . . Enthusiasm for Trump among his voters “is historically high,” said Richard Baris, the director of Big Data Poll. “We saw that very early in the cycle, in his primary vote totals,” when the president drew unusually large voter turnout in uncontested races.

“Meanwhile, Biden’s enthusiasm level is historically low — so low that the Democrats run the risk of replaying 2016,” Baris said.

. . . . Rank-and-file Dems are sounding the alarm.

“I look out over my Biden sign in my front yard and I see a sea of Trump flags and yard signs,” Pennsylvania voter Susan Connors told Biden worriedly at a CNN-sponsored town hall Sept. 17.

However, there is research that suggests that “yard signs don’t vote.”

The New York Post continues:

Experienced political hands have a saying: “Yard signs don’t vote.” And research appears to bear that out — a 2016 study found that political signage increases vote share by a mere 1.7 percentage points, on average.

Biden holds a 10-point lead in the RealClearPolitics national polling average, a commanding position with Election Day less than four weeks away. But the exuberant signs and displays of Trump passion may actually point to a yawning enthusiasm gap that could make a big difference on Election Day — just as they did in 2016.

Ironically, the constant barrage of negative press intended to harm Trump may be fueling Trump enthusiasm.

The New York Post continues:

“Their bond with Trump in most cases has only grown stronger, because of the bashing he has taken from the media elite, cultural elite, Hollywood, pro sports — everyone these people feel belittled by,” Allott told The Post. “The very fact he is getting attacked makes them his allies.”

That loyalty is the engine driving Trump supporters’ election-season outpourings, agreed flotilla boater Ryan.

“This guy is constantly getting dragged by a press that is so obviously leaning the other way,” Ryan said. “If everything was reported fairly, I don’t think you’d see this level of overt support. Because we wouldn’t feel like we had to.”

Voters tend to turn out more reliably, and in greater numbers, when they are enthusiastic about casting a ballot for their candidate — not when their prime motivation is an opponent’s defeat, Baris said.

On Saturday, two events spoke to the enthusiasm gap.

In the first,#Blexit Trump supporters marched for Blue Lives and walking away from the Democrat plantation of lies and false promises.

President Trump addressed the #Blexit marchers when they reached the White House.

In the second, tens of thousands of Latinos for Trump rallied in Miami, Florida.

Ultimately, policy matters.  Not only does Trump stand against socialism and communism, but he has produced results for Latinos in America.

Meanwhile, Biden’s campaign is whipping up tens of supporters.

We won’t know whether or not enthusiasm matters in this election until November 3rd, but if history is any indicator, the Biden team should be worried.


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Big enthusiasm isn’t going to go away, many people are fed up with the riots and murders happening.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Skip. | October 12, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    RUT ROH.

    “Incredible: Now That the Op Has Achieved Its Goal, WHO Announces That… We Won’t Need Any More Lockdowns

    Just in time for Biden’s anticipated presidency.

    Now how about that.

    And who’s paying money to WHO’s director? Oh right, the Communist Chinese Party that despises Trump.”


The Miami-Dade car rally had thousands of cars involved. I’ve read 30,000 but I’m not sure if that number is accurate.

The rally was still huge however.

Biden’s car rally in Miami-Dade? TWELVE CARS.

The media because it has put itself in a bubble and will not accurately report on anything that has to do with Trump has no idea of the actual enthusiasm for Trump.

I do think the enthusiasm will translate into votes.

Trump is carrying Florida.

Biden can’t get numbers at his rallies. All his rallies are tiny. The reality is that people aren’t paying Biden any attention. This election is only about Trump. You want Trump to win and will vote for him OR you hate Trump and you don’t care whose running against Trump. The Dems could be running Satan, with him outright saying he’s going to burn the planet to the ground if he gets elected, and people would vote for him because he’s not Trump.

    Part of me thinks that the Biden “rallies” that have very few people showing up in person in a room to hear him speak are done intentionally. His campaign is making it look like he’s being responsible re: WuFlu.

      MattMusson in reply to p. | October 11, 2020 at 9:31 pm

      Romney lost because millions of white male Republicans stayed home.

      dmi60ex in reply to p. | October 11, 2020 at 9:31 pm

      The news media has Democrats scared to death to leave their houses.A recent survey showed 64 % of independents and Republicans want the nation reopened 5% of Democrats do .80 % were afraid to go in a restaurant .
      They have their low info voters petrified .

    Evil Otto in reply to TheOldZombie. | October 12, 2020 at 6:45 am

    “Biden’s car rally in Miami-Dade? TWELVE CARS.”

    We had one in my home town, a blue city, that was similar. On a late Saturday morning a few weeks ago I was at the farmer’s market when there was bunch of honking. Maybe ten cars with Biden flags or BLM flags drove through, honking and waving. It was pathetic.

    The_Mew_Cat in reply to TheOldZombie. | October 13, 2020 at 2:02 am

    The enthusiasm against Trump is pretty darn high as well. When I see lines of Democrats waiting in 4-6 hour lines at the Fairfax County Government Center to vote early (it is currently the only place in the county to vote early in person) – that shows hard core dedication. Republicans aren’t waiting in those lines, as they will vote on Election Day when lines are shorter.

I have to ask why should anyone believe our media at this point? Seriously, there is absolutely no penalty if they get it “wrong” again like they did in 2016. This seems like an orchestrated effort to depress trump voters. I think the methodology the pollsters had been using is broken and defies all logic. Just look with your own eyes and see when trump supporters show up in boat flotillas, airport rallies, highway and street parades while Biden can’t barely draw flies. Sometimes we have to use our own eyes and judgement to see what is happening in reality and disregard our so-called “experts”.

“Meanwhile, Biden’s enthusiasm level is historically low — so low that the Democrats run the risk of replaying 2016,” Baris said.

Ha, don’t they wish. In 2016 Hillary had an enthusiastic “Girl Power – Break That Last Glass Ceiling” thing going. This year, Biden has nothing like that. He doesn’t have much of anything.

    Joe Biden’s accomplishments:

    Lost to Obama in 08, then was selected as VP.
    Lost to Hillary AND Bernie in 2016
    Lost to Bernie in 2020, but NeverBernies in Dem establishment gave it to him.

    I mean who in their right mind isn’t excited for this man or his policies (which he’ll tell us about after the election)? His entire brand is that he’s “not senile” and enjoys sniffing the hair of young girls while they try to escape his forced hugs.

    Were John Kerry and Al Gore no longer interested in the position?

Take a look at the map of swing states and the electoral votes. It’ll be Florida and Michigan that swing it.

Rather fitting that 2020 is totally riding on the political whims of “Florida Man.”

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | October 11, 2020 at 8:33 pm

“At this moment in time we are standing on a precipice with the state attempting to push us over the edge. Once over that edge, there will be no coming back. This is why if the people fight back in mass, and withhold all support from the governing demons, we can awaken from this nightmare, and regain normalcy.” (“The State’s Covid Response Is a Cancer for the Freedom of Humanity”, Gary D. Barnett, Lew Rockwell)

Just as Prof. J has said more than once, the democrats have over-played their hand and are still over-playing it. Been doing it all year, and the three before that.

Clearly, with their undisciplined, “emperor-has-no-clothes” pseudo-intellectuallism leading the way, these clowns just can’t help themselves and couldn’t possibly be more tone-deaf (dems: “Hold my beer…”).

They’re going down in flames again, and again they’ll blame every single thing for their losses but the one thing that caused it – themselves.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to UJ. | October 12, 2020 at 11:20 am

    I contend that Dems have been psychotic for some time, most certainly since Trump was elected, but probably long before. Scope of their psychosis makes it unlikely that it was not well underway before Trump, maybe growing for a decade or more.

There is no question that Trumps voter enthusiasm dwarfs Bidens. But most Biden voters are not pro Biden as much as anti trump. That can be pretty motivating too. I really dont think anyone knows how this one will play out.

    But most Biden voters are not pro Biden as much as anti trump. That can be pretty motivating too.

    Yep. Just ask Presidents Bob Dole and Mitt Romney.

      mailman in reply to McGehee. | October 12, 2020 at 2:11 am

      …and Hillary Clinton.

      The_Mew_Cat in reply to McGehee. | October 13, 2020 at 2:23 am

      Trump has the entire Media against him. Obama had the entire Media on his side. Busy working parents who are pressed for time only watch mainstream media while doing chores. The Media has something to prove in this election, and they have to engineer a Biden win.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Cornfed. | October 12, 2020 at 11:33 am

    I never cared for George Romney and Mitt Romney is most certainly just as smelly POS. I is funny that Mitt is now standing in Trump’s shadow.

    The_Mew_Cat in reply to Cornfed. | October 13, 2020 at 2:09 am

    It is. What is especially is motivating for Democrats is self-anger. There are millions who didn’t vote in 2016 because they assumed Hillary had it in the bag. Then they were crying in their beer, banging their heads into walls or through doors, etc… That is why they did the “Woman’s March”. They were furious at themselves for not voting, so they overcompensated. And they are still overcompensating. The same people who thought Hillary “had it in the bag” are today waiting all day at a county government center in Virginia to vote early. They aren’t going to make the same mistake twice.


Biden – Harris Campaign Event In Arizona Did Not Draw One Supporter

Biden and Harris hold a campaign event in Arizona and the local news can’t believe that not one supporter showed up!

    The_Mew_Cat in reply to TimMc. | October 13, 2020 at 2:12 am

    Why would anyone show up for a borderline senile placeholder? Nobody is voting for Biden, except maybe members of his family. They are all simply voting for the generic (D) to defeat Trump.

caseoftheblues | October 12, 2020 at 6:02 am

‘Critics wonder how enthusiasm never seen before in the history of our country for a presidential candidate will translate into votes’…..WUT!?!??

Here’s the thing…if you have a group of people who are motivated enough to get themselves down to a local rally in the middle of the Chinese Death Kooties (remembering that this is the WORST pandemic ever in the entire history of the world according to the Democratic media) then you can god damn guarantee everyone of those people are going to drag themselves over broken glass to vote.

Democrats on the other hand only seem to be interesting in burning, looking and murdering.

I’d like to see Trump jumping on Boeing’s decision to to immediately move its 787 Dreamliner operations from Everett WA to SC and eventually ALL operations out of WA.

If those interviewed by local news are any indicator of the broad attitude towards business in that state (entitled ignorance syndrome), this could be just the beginning of a massive flight of jobs.

Notice how American of Cuban descent evince a greater appreciation for the uniqueness of, the fragility of, and, the blessings of, Liberty and freedom, than the millions of coddled, spoiled-brat, Dhimmi-crat ingrates, who have known nothing but total comfort, freedom, peace and prosperity, their entire lives.

Americans who have experienced totalitarianism, who have fled communist and Islamic oppression, understand and appreciate Freedom’s bounty, and, appreciate the uniqueness of the American Experiment, in a way that the Dhimmi-crat jackboots never could.

JusticeDelivered | October 12, 2020 at 9:52 am

“Back the Blue,” “Police Lives Matter,” More, because they stand between law abiding people and scum.

The big problem with polls is getting them to track with what’s really going to happen … if you’re using the polls to inform what you do.

The big problem with polls is getting them to say what you need them to say … if you’re using the polls to influence what other people do.

In a contest, keep the other guys oblivious to what’s going on, what you know, and what you’re gonna do … until it’s time; until it’s decisive to reveal.

Any “poll” they “report” isn’t intelligence they’re using. It’s propaganda. I don’t want to see the “polls” the Screaming-D’s and their apparatcheks are touting. I wanna see the polls they’re using internally to decide what to do … like which push-polls to create n how to promote them.

Terence G. Gain | October 12, 2020 at 10:24 am

We know how enthusiasm translates into votes. We don’t know how many just as we don’t know how many Democrat mailed-in ballots will be spoiled, nor do we know how many Trump supporters will stand in line for hours in order to vote for him.

We do know that 56% of people polled in a recent Gallup poll said they are better off today than they were for years ago. This is devastating news for Democrats. I have come to the conclusion that notwithstanding President Trump’s poor performance in the first debate and his poor decision not to participate in the second debate, that his record of achievements is so strong and the policies of the Democrats so insane that he will win in a landslide.


Lots of reasons to be optimistic. Here are a few.

1. 56% say they are better off than four years ago
2. 58% say that they believe Trump will win
3. 55% say that their ‘neighbors’ will vote for Trump

These findings are from October polls. Add in anecdotal evidence of yard signs, willingness to attend rallies,etc.
Add in record firearm purchases every month, many of which are 1st time gun owners.

The d/progressive bloc isn’t crawling over broken glass to vote for Biden, wither the Bernie Bros and AOC/ green New deal believers? Will they show up and more importantly where will they show up? NY, CA, OR, WA sure how about PA, MI, MN and WI?

Running up a popular vote in CA doesn’t help Biden get elected. For first time r have made significant outreach to black and Hispanic communities. The r have a larger ground game for get out the vote operation.

The enthusiasm gap is very real. All we have to do is go to the polling place and vote. Grab up reluctant Trump voters and give them a ride to the polls.

JackinSilverSpring | October 12, 2020 at 2:26 pm

I am truly puzzled by the large discrepancy between massive Trump rallies and that polls show him trailing Hidin’ Biden by a large margin.

“DC And Florida Rallies Reinforce Trump’s Enthusiasm Edge, But Critics Wonder How That Translates Into Votes”

Can we stop and think for a moment about the “Critics Wonder How That Translates Into Votes”

After 5 years of INSANITY from Trump’s “Critics” can we EVER just forget about the Bulls** criticism they have?
What FOOL doesn’t know that the only hope Biden has is to LOWER Trump turnout.

Why are ANY pundits still repeating the Democrat Narrative that Trump will lose and helping them?

I swear the people on our side and I will include the author are working for the Democrats. They repeat their prepared propaganda in their own words and give it life.

Maybe we deserve to lose because we are such LOSERS that we can’t help but agree with the other side with how awful things look for us even when they don’t make complete sense like Biden’s non-existence rallies and Trump’s raucous ones.

Absent the notoriously unreliable polls (*cough*2017*cough*), what does one point to to show Biden has any significant support?

Rhetorical question only.