In Defying the Odds, we discuss Trump's character and record of dishonesty. The update -- just published --includes a chapter on the 2018 midterms.
Trump did better in the second debate than in the first.
But he needed Biden to make a catastrophic mistake.
But Biden did well. In fact, he won the snap polls.
Results of the CNN instant poll of debate watchers: 53% say Biden won, 39% say Trump won. pic.twitter.com/AK4Fc99tez— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) October 23, 2020
Preliminary results from the @DataProgress snap debate poll: A majority of voters who watched the debate say Biden won (52% Biden, 41% Trump, 7% undecided) and moderates in particular think Biden won by a 2:1 margin— Charlotte Swasey (@charlotteeffect) October 23, 2020
SNAP POLL: Who voters think did a better job - or won - tonight’s #PresidentialDebate— YouGov America (@YouGovAmerica) October 23, 2020
Joe Biden – 54%
Donald Trump – 35%https://t.co/xW3GfYI3Vw #Debates2020 pic.twitter.com/2s1cFAof9O
As of this morning, 49.3 million people had already voted. Maybe something can change the course of this campaign, but it is getting harder and harder to see what that something could be.