#AmericaStrongerWithBiden: Internet urges Michigan to vote blue, says Biden will heal divisions Trump created
Democrats are urging people to vote for Biden as social media chipped in to suggest reasons why the Democratic Party's candidate is a better choice
With the 2020 United States presidential elections closing in, the race is heating up between former vice president Joe Biden and US President Donald Trump. With the rising number of Covid-19 infections in the US, Democrats are urging people to vote for Biden as social media chipped in to suggest reasons why the Democratic Party's candidate is a better choice.
Trump is facing increasing criticism of his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. While the curve started to flatten earlier, it is rising again after states began to reopen early. At the time of writing, there are over 2.62M confirmed cases of coronavirus in the US. According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, over 127,000 people have succumbed to the virus in the US alone, more than one-fifth of the global death toll which stands at 509,779.
Many took to social media to voice their support for Biden as they continued to critique Trump's performance as the president over the last four years. The Democratic Coalition first tweeted, "Michigan got hit hard by the start of the coronavirus and needs sometime (sic) who had experience laying a solid foundation for the state's big car companies to restart and thrive. @JoeBiden has that experience. #AmericaStrongerWithBiden."
MeidasTouch, an American political action committee aimed at stopping the reelection of Trump in the 2020 presidential election, followed with a video featuring clips of Trump reciting the poem 'The Snake' and multiple news reports and clips of Trump's many failed businesses.
Many users have since voiced their support for Biden. One tweeted, "AMERICA WILL BE STRONGER WITH BIDEN. Trump and the GOP Have Weakened our Standing in the World. Vote Biden to Make America Strong Again." Another wrote, "I’m voting for Joe Biden because he’s not a treacherous, racist, science denier. #AmericaStrongerWithBiden." A user shared, "I’m voting for Joe Biden because he will heal the divisions Trump has inflamed, invest in communities in need, restore dignity to the office & rebuild our standing in the world #AmericaStrongerWithBiden." Another wrote, "Here's to the Patriots and resisters who have successfully fought the Trump regime for 4 years. We are so strong already but we will be stronger after we defeat him. #AmericaStrongerWithBiden."
Another user opined, "I’m voting for Biden because Donald Trump is an incompetent leader lacking the intelligence and integrity to lead our country. Biden isn’t afraid to listen to scientists and make educated decisions based on truth. #AmericaStrongerWithBiden." According to a USA Today poll, Biden is surging ahead of Trump. Biden leads Trump by 12 percentage points, 53%-41%, the nationwide survey shows. In a three-way ballot test, including a third-party line, Biden leads the Republican incumbent 46%-37%.
However, Trump still stands strong among his supporters. Half of Trump backers say they are "very excited" about their candidate, almost double the 27% of Biden backers who say that. Asked on why they support Trump, 20% of his supporters cite the economy or jobs, 13% say he is doing a good job in the office and 12% say they agree with him on issues. Those top reasons are all tied to the president and his performance.