CNN does what they call a road map for every presidential election in order to track the current election trend. This is the first one for 2024 and Trump leads Biden 272-225. Those numbers do not include the states listed as toss ups and still Trump has enough electoral votes if these numbers remain the same.
The network has created an electoral college projection map that it says is based on:
“public and private polling, conversations with campaign advisers, Republican and Democratic political operatives, members of Congress, and political professionals involved with outside groups poised to be active in the race.”
CNN does not even hide that they are biased beyond belief as they trash Trump as a flawed candidate. But, if Trump is flawed, what does that say about poor feeble old man Joe? Especially when you consider that Biden is not going to sweep the toss up states. CNN also claims Biden is very close in Georgia, Michigan, and Nevada. But, is that true? Come on, this is CNN we are talking about.
Where do the candidates stand in the Real Clear Polling average? In Michigan Trump leads Joe Biden by 6.3%. In Nevada Trump leads by 5.4%. In Georgia Trump leads by over 6%. Maybe what CNN means by close is close enough to manufacture enough votes to win.
CNN explains through a river of tears:
“In this initial electoral map outlook, Trump has 28 states (and one congressional district in Maine) either solidly in his corner or leaning in his direction that total up to 272 electoral votes – two more than what is required to win the presidency. For his part, Biden has 19 states plus the District of Columbia either solidly in his favor or leaning in his direction, which brings his total electoral vote count to 225 – 45 votes short of the 270 required to win.”
“This is an exercise designed to capture where the race stands today,” the authors explain. “If we have learned anything in recent American political history, it is to expect the unexpected. We don’t even know for certain if Biden and Trump will be the two major party nominees in the fall. However, since that appears to be the likeliest choice at this point, we have explored this initial outlook through the lens of a Biden vs. Trump race. Future versions of this outlook will similarly reflect the realities of the race, as best we can assess them at the time.”
You can read the panic between the lines. Why is CNN panicking? The current projection doesn’t merely show Trump leading the electoral college vote but it also has him securing enough Electoral College votes to win the presidency without any toss-up states assigned to either candidate.
CNN’s ‘Road to 270’ shows "Trump in a position to win the White House.”
Trump: 272 (winner)
That’s without toss-up states assigned to either candidate. pic.twitter.com/NZGv8sekxD
— Matt Margolis (@mattmargolis) January 8, 2024
“In this initial electoral map outlook, Trump has 28 states (and one congressional district in Maine) either solidly in his corner or leaning in his direction that total up to 272 electoral votes – two more than what is required to win the presidency,” CNN explains through a river of tears. “For his part, Biden has 19 states plus the District of Columbia either solidly in his favor or leaning in his direction, which brings his total electoral vote count to 225 – 45 votes short of the 270 required to win.”
Naturally, CNN tries to offer some hope for itself and its loyal audience. “If Biden were to win all the current toss-ups, he’d still need to claw back at least one of the three states he won in 2020 (Georgia, Michigan, and Nevada) that are currently slightly leaning Trump’s way,” the network explains. “It is not difficult to imagine all three of those battleground states moving into the toss-up category once the campaign becomes more engaged.”