Polls suggest more Americans hold unfavorable views of Biden and Harris than do Trump

Many in the mainstream media have spent much of the last five years providing incessantly negative coverage of Donald Trump and his actions both before, during, and after his single term in the White House. And unsurprisingly, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have gotten nothing close to that sort of treatment.

Despite the obvious disparity in coverage, Breitbart’s John Nolte reported Friday that more Americans hold unfavorable views of Biden and Harris than do Trump.

Writing for Breitbart, Nolte excoriated the mainstream press for its inability to sway public opinion, largely, he says, due to its lack of credibility in the wake of the Trump era.

Trump still winning

For his piece, Nolte looked at the RealClearPolitics averages of polls that asked respondents to weigh in on major political figures including Biden, Harris, and their predecessor in the White House.

RealClearPolitics currently shows Biden with an average favorability rating of 42.4% and an unfavorability rating of 52.6%. Similarly, Harris is sitting around 39.8% favorability, with unfavorability at a whopping 53.3%.

By comparison, Trump is currently viewed favorably by 40.6% of the American public and unfavorably by 52.4%, according to polls.

The “discredited” media

This, Nolte says, comes despite the “media’s dishonest and corrupt demonization campaign against Trump,” which he said was “coordinated, unrelenting, and as well-funded as any propaganda campaign” in history.

“Think about how discredited the media must be that they have failed this resoundingly,” Nolte wrote Friday. “It seems impossible that with all the levers of power at their disposal, all that money, the ability to saturate and coordinate, Trump’s in better shape than Biden and Harris, two people the media use that same power to protect, boost, and swoon over.”

The Breitbart writer went on to herald the latest numbers as proof that the “transparently craven, shameless, and corrupt” mainstream media is no longer capable of “gaslighting” the American people with its biased coverage.

Keep on trying

Of course, this doesn’t mean the mainstream press will soon quit its habit of trying to deceive the American people. The latest evidence came in a laughable op-ed from Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank that cited an artificial intelligence review of hundreds of thousands of media reports to claim the media has actually been more negative in its coverage of Biden in his first year in office than it was of Trump last year.

Other pro-Biden media outlets like CNN have run with that ridiculous claim, as Fox News notes — but actual pollsters, including FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver, aren’t buying it.

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