Biden Doesn’t Bounce… Where’s That Dead Cat?

There’s an old saying on Wall Street, “Even a dead cat will bounce if you drop it from high enough.” Normally people are talking about stocks that are falling and, every once in awhile, turn higher for a day or two. While this doesn’t exactly apply to the Biden campaign (since it is still the front runner), it’s always fun to say that someone did, or didn’t get a dead-cat bounce.

Normally candidates get a bit of a boost after the national convention because their party, well, held a party. Even Hillary Clinton picked up four points after the convention in 2016. But these aren’t normal times, and Biden isn’t a normal candidate. This is the year of the virus, and Joe’s been around so long he’s like the relative that’s always at the reunion, but no one can remember how he’s related.

This might explain why a new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that the Biden/Harris ticket, while still running ahead of Trump/Pence, didn’t make any measurable headway after the recently completed Democratic National Convention. Without big crowds chanting and cheering in the arena, viewers at home weren’t sure if the lines deserved applause or eye rolls.

Biden’s lead over Trump remained 47% to 40% both before and after the convention.

There is another explanation. With fewer undecided voters, there aren’t many votes to pick up. The poll showed only 14% of registered voters didn’t support either candidate, down from 22% during the last election at this time.

Biden is making progress among black voters while Trump is picking up more voters in the suburbs, leaving the overall numbers unchanged.

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  1. Alberto

    Biden besides being the most corrupt politician in America; he is so stupid that knowing that he would get his marbles shaken he insisted in being a candidate to the highest office in the land; what Mrs. Bondi exposed he knew about because he was the perpetrator. No decent person should vote for this crook!!

    • Larry

      I not sure Biden is the most corrupt, but he’s in the top 2 or 3, but your point is well taken. Most are voting for him because: 1) they are a Democrat, 2) he’s not Trump, and 3) they erroneously believe the media. Trump has a a lot of warts, but I have to give him credit he’s done more for the American people in 3 years than the Biden in 47 years. He’s gotten it done eventhough constantly dogged by the press, it isn’t free press it’s yellow journalism. Trump’s comment that he was going to “drain the swamp” turned out to be a a dramatic understatement. I have been independent when voting most of my life, but in the last 2 elections I voted straight republican. Not that every candidate is the best, but most of their values line up with mine. I just read an article in the Smithsonian that if you are white; believe in hard work, self reliance, being objective, respect authority, plan for the future, goal oriented, etc. then your are a white supremacists or a racists. Those cultural aspects are ingrained in our society whether the Democrats like it or not. But that American industriousness is what made American Great.

  2. Kathy L. McGuire

    Trump is going to win in a landslide with both the Hispanic and Black vote. Those on the left have been far too complacent with both those demographics, assuming they had their vote. Also, with the democrats up to this point supporting and encouraging rioters and looters, a large portion of their party is going to walk away as they don’t want to be associated with the party any longer.

  3. Dhir Singh

    Trump will win big because Democrats and Media lies are so obvious that everyone can see thru.

  4. rene braga

    lookink in his bunker.

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