According to a recent poll by ABC, President Trump holds a historic lead over former Vice President Joe Biden in terms of enthusiasm. By a 35-point margin, Trump supporters are more excited to vote for the president compared to Joe Biden supporters.
That point has certainly been reiterated by recent rallies.
At a recent event in Darby, PA, Joe Biden spoke to a room of about 20 chairs, many of them empty. Often times he struggles to accumulate aa couple hundred views on virtual events.
Now let’s compare that with President Trump.
From Fox News:
President Trump’s rally on Saturday attracted a record-setting audience on TV despite the smaller-than-expected crowd in attendance at the Tulsa, Okla., event.
A whopping 7.7 million total viewers tuned into Fox News from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. EDT during Trump’s remarks, making it the most-watched Saturday in the network’s history during that time period, according to early Nielsen data.
Trump’s rally also gave Fox News its largest Saturday night primetime audience ever from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Trump’s State of the Union address is the only telecast on Fox News in 2020 to outdraw the 9 p.m. hour of Trump’s speech on Saturday, which averaged 8.2 million total viewers.
By comparison, ESPN’s coverage of the NFL Draft’s opening night averaged 8 million, MSNBC’s most-watched Democratic primary debate averaged 7.7 million and CNN’s most-watched weekday Democratic primary debate averaged 7.4 million.
Overall, aggregate viewership across all platforms reached nearly 20 million people, a huge increase from Biden’s 20.