By Bob Adelmann - thenewamerican.com
In an opinion piece for Fox News Jimmy Failla, host of "Fox Across America With Jimmy Failla," noted the extraordinary lack of Biden signs on front lawns across three battleground states: Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.
Failla recently took his family on a road trip and started counting the signs. Said Failla, "I can report with full confidence that ... in all three states the "Biden-Harris" signs were running a distant third behind "Trump-Pence" and "Sweet Corn For Sale."
He decided to test his hypothesis on his radio show by asking for feedback for truckers listening to his show: "The general consensus from callers to my radio show is that Trump signs outnumber Biden signs by about 25 to 1 in all 50 states." This," he added, is "some seriously bad news for Democrats because lawn signs represent the next level of passion."
Although tongue-in-cheek, Failla makes a serious point: It's one thing to have an opinion. It's another thing altogether to actively express it by hanging out a sign on your front lawn.
Anyone can tell a pollster they're voting for a candidate. The difference between committing on the phone and committing [to putting a sign] on your property is the difference between going to see "Star Wars" and showing up dressed as Chewbacca.
It's about enthusiasm, and in that department it has been all Trump. As Failla put it, "Voters are far more passionate when they have someone to vote for as opposed to [having] someone to vote against." He added: "Biden and the Democrats have not given anyone that sense of purpose, choosing instead to devote the vast majority of their messaging to the same old tired chorus of 'Orange Man Bad.'"
The New American has made and continues to make serious efforts to keep up with the national media's polling, including exposing the skewed nature of most of them to favor Biden.
Now and then, however, the sun shines through the clouds of deliberate deception, and the most reliable polls are showing the same thing that Failla discovered: At the most basic level, at the grass-roots level, it's all Trump.
The fact that some four million people have reportedly already voted - some 50 times normal - indicates the passion and enthusiasm many voters are expressing through action. It's too soon to say, of course, but it's likely that many of them have "Trump-Pence" signs on their front lawns.