There are two things that happened that mainstream media doesn’t like. The first thing happened last week when the Democratic National Convention was poorly received, a fact demonstrated by no bump in the polls. CNN even had to contrive a silver lining to it all, saying he gained in “popularity” even if the polls didn’t budge. Some polls show President Trump got a bump following the DNC.
The second thing that happened was this week’s Republican National Convention which, unlike the DNC, was extremely well received. There were reluctant compliments sprinkled on the normal anti-Trump rhetoric coming from mainstream media, a sign that the convention was so good that those who hate the President had to acknowledge the event’s positive effects.
In this episode of the Conservative Playbook, JD and Jeff discuss not only how mainstream media is handling it all poorly, but also why it’s important for Republicans to ignore the message altogether. Polls are worthless at best and can actually do harm regardless of what they say. If the President is doing well int the polls, it can drive supporters to get complacent. If he’s doing poorly, it can make people lose hope and stay home on election day. The best approach is to assume it’s close no matter what the polls say. With that attitude, Republican voters can stay focused and continue pushing forward.
The RNC was a hit and the DNC was a debacle. As mainstream media tries to spin or outright ignore the President’s poll bumps, his supporters must ignore them either way. The silent majority must start getting loud this time around.