A recent survey of Biden voters by Media Research Center shows the former Vice President’s hunker down strategy could be the reason he’s the presumptive winner of the 2020 election.
With a media heavily slanted to the left and Donald Trump’s tendency to shoot himself in the foot with pointless tweets and statements, all Joe Biden had to do was hide in his basement and avoid the spotlight to keep his scandals and more radical positions underlock. And it worked.
Not only did the media’s willful suppression of bad publicity for Joe Biden and good press for Donald Trump boost Biden’s support, but based on the numbers found in one survey, if voters had known more about the VP’s past, the President would have easily won reelection.
Media Research Center polled 1,700 Biden voters from the toss up states which decided this years election – Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin to see whether they were aware of certain facts. As of now, Trump only won North Carolina.
MRC learned less than 30% of Democratic voters cast their ballot on election day. More than 50% of Biden’s votes came from absentee or mail-in ballots.
36% of his voters would be considered his base – people who vote blue down ballot every time. 39% of his voters made up their mind months in advance. Only 25% of his voters made up their mind within a month of election day.
Voters were least aware of the United State recently achieving energy independence, the economy’s V-shaped recovery, and evidence of Joe Biden and Hunter Biden’s business ties to the Chinese government. Keep in mind, this survey only questioned Americans who voted for Biden, yet 45% of them did not know emails found on Hunter Biden’s laptop tied the former VP to his son’s overseas business dealings.
Approximately half of Biden’s voters were aware of the peace agreements between Israel and the UAE, Bahrain, and Sudam – all brokered by the Trump administration.
53% of Democratic voters were also aware of Trump’s “unprecedented $10 billion effort to expedite effective treatments to fight COVID-19, with the promise of 300 million doses of a safe vaccine available to the public as soon as next year.” The administration’s forward thinking Coronavirus vaccine plan was unknown to approximately 36% of voters.
When asked about the #MeToo movement in 2018, and whether women who come forward with an allegation of sexual assault ought to be believed, Joe Biden told reporters that the public should presume what she is claiming is true. “For a woman to come forward in the glaring lights of focus, nationally, you’ve got to start off with the presumption that at least the essence of what she’s talking about is real, whether or not she forgets facts, whether or not it’s been made worse or better over time,” Biden said.
For someone who took such a strong stance against sexual assault no more than 2-years ago, it’s puzzling to see that more than 1/3 of his voters did not know about Tara Reade, the woman accusing Joe Biden of digitally assaulting her in the early 1990’s while she worked in his Senate office.
It’s not surprising. A media machine that fully mobilized behind baseless claims against now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in 2018 refused to even book Reade to defend her accusations. Nope, media blackout, largely because establishment media companies have become little more than Democratic cheerleaders. Granted, Reade’s allegations were also shaky, but it’s apparent there’s a double standard.
2/3’s of Biden voters knew Kamala Harris, his running mate, was rated the furthest left Senator in Washington, and 75% were aware of COVID-19’s resurgence in Europe.
Independents and Republicans who voted for Biden were more likely than Democrats to know about each statement except that Harris is the furthest left wing Senator.
79% of Biden voters who were unaware of Biden’s ties to an FBI investigation into Hunter’s business dealing would have voted for Joe Biden had they known about the case prior to casting their ballot. However, 16% would have either voted for Trump, stayed home, or voted third party.
20% of Biden voters who didn’t know about Biden’s alleged sexual assault would have not voted for the former VP had they known prior to voting.
12% of Biden voters would have voted differently if they had known Harris was the furthest left Senator. Considering Joe ran on a ‘return to normalcy’ moderate Democrat platform, this is no surprise.
For each question, between 9% and 20% of Biden voters would have voted differently, or not voted at all, if they were properly informed. Granted, 9% or even 20% of voters becomes increasing small when we adjust for the number of respondents who were not aware of a given statement. That number varied between 51% and a mere 18%.
The actual number of Biden voters in battleground states who would have changed their vote varies between 7.2% and 2.2%, depending on the statement.
Most Biden voters would have backed the Democrats regardless of whether this information was known ahead of time. “Biden voters were largely unaffected by the information included in this survey – more than 75% of voters that were not aware of the information prior to voting would not have changed their vote had they known the information,” MRC concluded.
“However,” MRC continued. “6% of Biden voters who were unaware of this information would have changed their vote to President Trump had they been aware of these messaging points.” 17% would have not voted for Joe in some way, shape, or form.
Many Republicans feared extensive early voting, which began in some states as many as 6-weeks before election day, could have contributed to this case of uninformed voter. With the abundance of new information coming out weeks or even days before the election, voters who head to the polls a month early could come to regret their vote as new stories break.
The search term “can I change my vote” peaked on Google Trends a week ahead of the election right after the second debate between President Trump and Vice President Joe Biden. Possibly because voters learned of many scandals associated with one or both candidates for the first time that evening, seeing as major media outlets have made it their mission to suppress certain stories.
Keep in mind the margin in most battleground states was within a fraction of a percent. The amount of voters who would’ve voted differently is small, but so is Biden’s margin of victory in each contested race. If every Biden voter was aware of these statements, MRC estimates Trump would have won 6 of the 7 states, flipping 5, instead of only winning North Carolina, giving the President 311 electoral votes.