Before the morning fog had lifted from the Mighty Ohio River, people supporting the Joe Biden campaign rolled into Portsmouth, Ohio. The motto on the bus said “Battle for the Soul of the Nation”.
According to the latest Rasmussen Report (10-20-20), “Democrat Joe Biden has the edge over President Trump in Ohio, a Republican-leaning state that is a must-win for the president in his bid for reelection.”
The survey of Likely Voters in Ohio shows Biden leading Trump 48% to 46%. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, while four percent (4%) remain undecided. “Factor in those who haven’t made up their minds yet but are leaning toward one candidate or the other, and Biden’s lead shrinks to one point – 48% to 47%.”
The final Presidential Debate will be on October 22nd in Nashville, TN. On Monday, the Trump campaign demanded that the subject of foreign policies be added to the debate questioning. In addition, a new rule was implemented that will allow the microphones to be muted to give each candidate a chance to answer without interruption.
Some in attendance felt “duped” because they expected to see the candidate. They weren’t expecting an empty bus just driving around. However, SCDN realized very quickly that there were no Secret Service present or screening of those in attendance.
In addition, there were no local representatives present for interviews or the typical handshaking opportunities with the public that we observed.
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