Far-Fetched Dreams of a Trump Landslide

Trump supporters gather at the New York Triumph Rally in Staten Island N.Y., October 3, 2020. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters)
The story of Donald Trump’s underground landslide is not serious analysis — it is wishful thinking for fun and profit.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE M aybe all the polls are wrong and all the news is fake.

But probably not.

With President Donald Trump behind — and falling — in both the national and swing-state polls, many conservative media figures are predicting . . . a Trump landslide. This wish-casting is based on increasingly imaginative reading of the political terrain: Comedian Jimmy Failla of Fox News, for example, called a Trump “lawnslide” based on — hold your breath, now — an informal poll of truckers who were giving their estimates of the ratio of Trump yard signs to Joe Biden yard signs.


Representative David Rouzer (R., N.C.) is

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