Since September, polls have shown Iowa to be an extremely competitive state. Six polls found Biden ahead, six polls found Trump ahead and three polls found the race tied.
The final Des Moines Register poll, considered the gold standard of Iowa polling, was released this weekend, and it found President Trump surging to a seven-point lead over Joe Biden.
If the poll is accurate, it's a hopeful sign for President Trump reaching 270 votes in the Electoral College and for pro-life Senator Joni Ernst winning reelection.
Meanwhile, Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC), who is widely credited with saving Joe Biden's campaign in South Carolina, went on Fox News this weekend to complain about Republican suppression of the vote.
It was an odd thing for Clyburn to complain about when virtually every news story is about the unbelievable turnout we have seen in early voting. According to Politico, more than 93 million Americans have already voted. That's roughly two-thirds of the total 2016 turnout!
Clyburn's comments were the sort of thing politicians preemptively say when they are concerned about losing on Election Day.
Bracing For Left-wing Violence
I told you Friday that Campaign for Working Families and other conservative groups are being targeted by a coalition of far-left Marxists known as Shutdown DC. It turns out that many businesses and organizations around the country are bracing for more left-wing violence.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer tweeted this yesterday afternoon:
"I never thought I would see so many buildings here in the nation's capital boarded-up on the eve of a presidential election in anticipation of possible unrest. And it's not just in DC. It's happening in New York, Los Angeles and elsewhere around the country. So sad!"
What do Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C., have in common? There are very few Trump voters there. In 2016, Los Angeles voted 72% for Hillary Clinton. New York City voted 79% for Hillary Clinton. Washington, D.C., voted 93% for Hillary Clinton.
Exactly who are those boards meant to keep out of the businesses? Angry left-wing protestors who will be utterly unhinged in the event that Trump wins again.
According to Joe Biden and the media, all the hate is supposed to be coming from the right. But all these businesses in major Democrat cities are boarding up out of fear of Biden's voters!
And what does this say about the confidence level on the left?
Most of the businesses in Los Angeles, New York City and Washington, D.C., are owned by liberals too. But they are boarding up their businesses to prevent other liberals from trashing and looting their businesses in the event that another liberal loses the election!
If you're worried about the lack of unity in America and the breakdown of civility, I completely share your concerns. But much of the violence is coming from the left.
A Stark Contrast
President Trump is barnstorming the country in a full-court press to win reelection. Yesterday, he held five events in Michigan, Iowa, Georgia, North Carolina and Florida. Today, he is holding five events in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Michigan.
Joe Biden did one event in Philadelphia yesterday, and he'll be campaigning in Pennsylvania again tomorrow.
Meanwhile, I have noticed something at the Trump rallies that I haven't seen before in all my years in politics. I'm not talking about the size of the Trump crowds, which are extraordinary. At least 50,000 people showed up at Trump's Georgia rally yesterday.
No, I'm talking about the spontaneous chant that frequently breaks out, "We Love You! We Love You!"
At least twice, I have observed that the president's voice seems to break when he responds, "No, I love you! And I will fight for you until I have no breath left."
Keep in mind that the people chanting, "We Love You," have been compared to Nazis and the KKK. They have been called "deplorable" and "irredeemable." But they chant "We Love You" after Donald Trump tells them about his plans to improve life for every American, including minority Americans.
The fear that many people have about hate and violence springing up in Democrat strongholds stands in stark contrast to the love we are seeing at Trump rallies!
Harris Preaches Marxism
Sen. Kamala Harris released a video yesterday attempting to explain the difference between equality of opportunity, which virtually everyone supports, and "equity," one of the left's favorite buzzwords.
It's not enough to believe in equality of opportunity. The left is now demanding equity or equality of results. Or as Sen. Harris put it, "Equitable treatment means we all end up at the same place."
This open embrace of Marxism on the verge of the election stunned many observers, including some well-known liberals. Progressive columnist Andrew Sullivan tweeted:
"Why would a vice presidential candidate seemingly endorse full-on Marxism days before a general election? Does she believe government should enforce equality of outcome for everyone? Seriously? 'Equitable treatment means we all end up in the same place.' That's equality of *outcomes* enforced by the government. They used to call that communism."
President Trump ended his campaign swing yesterday in Miami, Florida. Senator Marco Rubio addressed the largely Hispanic audience, many of whom had fled oppressive regimes in Cuba or Venezuela. Rubio said this:
"People get on rafts to get away from socialism. People risk being eaten by sharks to get away from socialism. People leave behind their homes, their families, their loved ones, their entire lives, to get away from socialism. We are not going to bring to this country the things that people flee!
"Now, I know what they're gonna say. 'Not all Democrats are socialists.' And it's true: not all Democrats are socialists. But all socialists are Democrats!"
Every day Joe Biden proves why his staff is desperately trying to limit his appearances.
Speaking to an audience in Philadelphia yesterday, Biden bragged about marrying a "Philly girl," adding, "I've got my Eagles jacket on!" Except it wasn't a Philadelphia Eagles jacket. It was a Delaware Blue Hens jacket. Nobody in Philly confuses an Eagle with a Blue Hen.
Biden also promised, if elected, to mobilize "trunalimunumaprzure" and to give us all "badakathcare," whatever that is.
This comes after Biden's recent claim, "We have put together, I think, the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics." Well, he might be right about that one.
Meanwhile, Biden is campaigning today in Pittsburgh with Lady Gaga. That kind of star power might be a draw in California or New York, but it could backfire in Pennsylvania.
Lady Gaga made a video where she is supposed to be reaching out to Middle America, but instead it looks like she's drunk.
She also signed on to Yoko Ono's anti-fracking initiative. A lot of good people in Pennsylvania work in the energy industry, and the left's radical policies are why the Pittsburgh boilermakers union endorsed Donald Trump!
Speaking of endorsements, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette endorsed Donald Trump this weekend, it's first endorsement of a Republican presidential candidate since 1972.
For many years, cynics have complained that there was not a "dime's worth of difference" between the two political parties. That may have been true in the past, but it isn't anymore. The differences are profound, particularly on the issues and values that matter to voters who have a Christian worldview.
I was asked by Decision Magazine, a publication of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, to compare our two major political parties. You can read my analysis here.