Not only is President Donald Trump losing to Joe Biden in the polls, but it turns out that the first night of the Republican National Convention also drew almost three million fewer viewers than did the Democratic National Convention last Monday, according to the Los Angeles Times:
“The first night of the Republican National Convention averaged 15.9 million viewers on Monday, a sharp drop of 28% from 2016.
“The audience figure from Nielsen was also below the opening night of last week’s Democratic National Convention which averaged 18.7 million viewers over the three major English language broadcast networks and three leading cable news channels. The audience for the Democrats on the first night of their convention was also down about 28% from 2016.”
Just last week, The Daily Beast reported that Trump had been planning to counter a growing narrative that he is losing badly to Biden by at least besting him in the convention ratings:
“For his and the Republican Party’s four nights, the president has told those close to him that he is determined to beat Biden, the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, in one way in particular: TV ratings. Over the past week, Trump has requested updates on the television ratings for evening broadcasts of the Democratic National Convention, and has insisted that his event will crush their “pathetic” ratings.”
So far, however, Trump’s plans have come to naught, and looking at the scheduled speakers for Tuesday evening, things don’t look good for the president and the GOP tonight, either. Here’s what Republicans have coming to the stage this evening:
- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (Snore)
- Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) (Even Rand’s family is likely to skip that)
- First Lady Melania Trump (Is she planning to give her address in English? If so, we probably won’t be able to understand half of what she says)
Once again, we see that Donald Trump simply cannot measure up to anyone. He likes call Biden “sleepy Joe,” but it looks like his convention is one big snoozefest.