Gingrich argued that, when it is all said and done, the 2020 Democratic ticket will be viewed similarly to former presidential candidate George McGovern’s bid in 1972. The South Dakota senator lost to incumbent President Richard Nixon in a historic landslide.
“Rasmussen just came out and said 55 percent of the country does not think Biden will complete his first term, which means people are going to be looking at Harris as a president, not a vice president.”
Meanwhile, a new national poll released on the eve of the two major political party conventions indicates Joe Biden has a smaller lead over President Trump than most other live telephone operator surveys show.
The ticket of Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris of California tops the ticket of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence 50%-46% among registered voters in a CNN survey conducted Aug. 12-15. The 4-point advantage for the Democratic ticket is right at the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
But a new ABC News/Washington Post national poll released hours later indicated Biden holding a 12-point, 53%-41% lead over the president among registered voters.