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DESPITE AGONY OF PANDEMIC, PRESIDENTIAL POLLS ROLL ON

As the pain of the pandemic spreads throughout the country and the world, pollsters are still taking the political pulse of the nation in the upcoming Presidential election. Many Americans view the Presidential election more fearfully than ever before, and its consequences more fateful.

New York Times columnist Jamelle Bouie, writing a Guest Editorial Column, described the leadership of President Franklin Roosevelt as he took over from Herbert Hoover in March 1933, during the Great Depression https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/27/opinion/trump-coronavirus-new-deal.html

He quoted Roosevelt, who analyzed the failure of those who came before him to cope with the Depression by saying, ” They have no vision, and where there is no vision, the people perish. ”

Although the coronavirus has knocked out campaigning for the moment, and given President Trump center stage, both Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders continue to outpoll him in the past two weeks: Here are the Results of 8 Recent March Polls:

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Vice-President Biden was matched up against Trump in all 8 polls, Senator Sanders in five. A Fox News Poll shows Biden leading by nine points, a Harris poll released just now has Biden leading by ten. A Washington Post/ABC poll shows the race much closer,with Biden leading by just two points. Other polls range between. Biden leads by six points on average for the 8 polls; Sanders leads by about 4 1/2 points in the five polls where he was matched up. Trump remains competitive, and some Rust Belt State polls show the race even closer.

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