Biden believed he had the election in the bag.
The riots changed everything.
But now, Joe Biden is hoping this one mistake doesn’t cost him the election.
Election day is fast approaching, and the presidential race is tightening every day.
While Biden and his campaign were originally confident they would win this election, they can no longer be certain.
Biden’s poll numbers have been steadily dropping, causing the Democrats to panic.
But why would the numbers be dropping?
At first, Biden had a comfortable lead on Trump because they were able to stir up enough negative media around Trump’s handling of the coronavirus.
The COVID-19 dust has somewhat settled, but a new issue has risen to the forefront for voters’ minds: the extreme violence that has erupted from once peaceful protests.
When the protests started, they were indeed peaceful and Biden backed them all the way.
The Bidencampaign bent over backwards to accommodate these protests, going so far as to contradict themselves on their beliefs about COVID-19 safety.
In the eyes of the Democrats, protesting was ok while leaving your house for any other reason was not.
However, this move has come back to bite them with a vengeance.
As time went on, the protests grew more and more violent and the Democrats excused the looting and burning with the claim that everyone has a right to fight for what they believe in.
But now the situation has desperately spiraled out of control.
Portland has been on fire for over 100 days, nearly one-third of this entire year.
And the tide of rioting shows no signs of stopping.
In fact, it is only growing.
Other cities – Chicago, Washington D.C., Kenosha, and potentially LA – are slowly falling into chaos.
Chaos the Democrats endorsed.
As the rioting continues barreling through America, people are growing more and more worried.
This is what is causing Biden’s numbers to drop.
People are afraid. They are worried for the future and they do not trust Biden and the Democrats to effectively handle the situation.
This is a problem for the Biden campaign, especially as the election draws closer.
As it stands now, both sides have a loyal base of supporters that will vote for them.
Both sides also have voters who support them only to keep the other candidate from winning.
The only unknown is who will win over the voters who fear both sides and can’t choose between the two.
And it is these voters that will decide the presidency.
The people who voted for Trump to stop Hillary Clinton from winning are more likely to support Trump now that Biden is failing to meet people’s expectations.
The Biden campaign is attempting to switch their tune to pin the blame for the violence on Trump, but that strategy is more likely to alienate more voters than it is to gain them.
If Biden continues down his current trajectory, it looks like Trump will be looking at another four years in the White House.