3 Takeaways From the Second Trump-Biden Debate

Last night, President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden debated for the second and final time before the election. With fewer than two weeks to go, Biden is leading solidly in the national polling, although Trump is close enough in the swing states to be within striking distance of a second term. Naturally, there was a fair bit riding on last night’s spectacle, with Trump needing to induce a mistake on the part of his opponent notable enough to move the polls and Biden simply needing to hang tight as the clock ticks down. How did it go?

Here are three key takeaways from the debate:

  1. Trump Was Notably Disciplined and On-Message Relative to the First Debate.
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Can President Trump Still Win This Election?

The question weighing on the minds of most Americans right now is, can President Donald Trump somehow pull this thing out? The circumstances are dire for his reelection campaign. The economy is in the gutter, even though that’s the fault of state and local Democrats refusing to lift lockdown restrictions on struggling businesses; the American public believes the virus is more deadly than it actually is, though that’s because of hysterical media coverage; a majority of Americans believe that Trump mishandled the pandemic response, even though he was no less knowledgeable than Democrats at the outset and no Democrat has articulated what exactly they would have done differently; and the nation is in the midst a so-called “racial reckoning,” even …

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