People really did not like Trump’s performance during the debate.

Courtesy of NBC News:

Joe Biden’s national lead over President Donald Trump nearly doubled after Tuesday’s presidential debate, with voters saying by a 2-to-1 margin that Biden has the better temperament to be president, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

The poll was conducted in the two days after the unruly and insult-filled Sept. 29 debate, but before Trump tested positive for Covid-19 and was hospitalized Friday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

The Democratic nominee is now ahead of Trump by 14 points among registered voters, 53 percent to 39 percent — up from his 8-point lead in the previous poll before the debate.

That 14-point advantage represents Biden’s largest lead in the NBC News/WSJ poll during the entirety of the 2020 presidential campaign; his previous high was 11 points in July.

To be honest I am not exactly sure how much polls can tell us in light of Trump’s recent Coronavirus diagnosis. 

However, I did want to track where we were before the rug got pulled out from under the whole process. 

I talked to both my mother and sister yesterday who had a number of questions about what happens now. 

My response to them, as it will be to you, is that nobody knows. 

There are a number of possible scenarios that might play out, and all of them will introduce an almost entirely new set of circumstances that we have not really seen before. 

If I had to pull out my crystal ball I would suggest that Joe Biden will emerge victorious from all of this, that we are far less likely to see this election decided in the courts than we were even a few days ago, and that the Republicans will lose the Senate. 

There are some unpredictable variables in all of this, but those seem to be the likeliest scenarios.