I Must Be an Idiot! Biden and Trump Are Polling 50/50??

Carter W.
3 min readOct 31, 2023

Hey there, I’ve got to say, I’ve been hitting my head against a wall so much lately that I’m starting to think I might actually be an idiot. Why, you ask? Well, it’s all about the latest polls that have got me shaking my head. Can you believe Biden and Trump are polling 50/50? It’s like the political world decided to throw a curveball just to keep us on our toes. Can we make any sense of this?

Now, before we get too deep into this political rabbit hole, I want to make it clear that I’m not a political expert. I’m just a regular person, with common sense, trying to make sense of the madness that is American politics. So, don’t take my word as gospel; consider this more of a sadly humorous take on the situation.

First things first, I’ve got to hand it to the pollsters. They must be having a field day with this one. You can just imagine them on the phone with some unsuspecting American, asking questions like, “On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you love or loathe these guys?” I mean, who doesn’t enjoy a good ol’ game of political tug-of-war?

But seriously, 50/50? Are we sure they’re not just messing with us? It’s like asking, “Do you prefer chocolate ice cream or jumping off a building AND getting hit by a car after you land?” I can’t help but wonder if some people are just having a laugh when they respond. Maybe they’re voting for the guy they think will provide the best late-night comedy material. I wouldn’t put it past some people.

And let’s not forget the magic of the silent majority. You know, those peeps who keep their opinions to themselves until they step into the voting booth. Maybe there’s a whole army of them just waiting to unleash their political preferences like a surprise confetti cannon. It would certainly explain the 50/50 numbers.

Now, some might argue that this 50/50 split is a reflection of the deep political divide in the United States. I say it’s more like a reflection of our collective ability to raise an eyebrow and say, “Really? You’re going with that guy?” It’s almost as if we’re living in a real-life sitcom, and the writers just keep throwing in ridiculous plot twists to keep the audience engaged.

But hey, who am I to judge? We all have our reasons for supporting one candidate over the other. Some folks might genuinely believe that their chosen candidate is the hero they’ve been waiting for, while others might see the other side as the lesser evil. And then there’s the group that’s just hoping for some good meme material.

In the end, whether it’s a 50/50 split, a landslide victory, or an insurrection, we’ll all have our say in the voting booth. That’s the beauty of democracy — even if it sometimes feels like we’re living in a political circus.

So, let’s not take it all too seriously. Life’s too short to stress about poll numbers. We can leave the political analysts to dissect the details, while we sit back, have a good laugh, and maybe even share a virtual toast to the wonderfully absurd world of American politics. After all, if you can’t find humor in it, you might just end up thinking you’re an idiot!




Carter W.

I retired at 38, divorced at 41, and have been searching for self-fulfillment since. I have two incredible kids, a great running dog, and one awesome girlfriend