As is the case with most presidential elections, each of the candidates from the two major parties tend to have 40% or more of the likely voters backing them. In other words, each has close to half (and sometimes more) of the voting public in their corner.
The situation is no different with the 2020 U.S. Presidential election which is less than two weeks away. The polls show Biden ahead, but they also show more than 40% of prospective voters are in Trump’s corner. The Republicans tend to call themselves, “Conservatives.” The Democrats mostly see themselves as “Liberals.” Many voters in the middle call themselves, “Moderates.” Depending on the times, they could lean toward the Democrats or the Republicans.
In this particular election, the personalities of the two major party candidates are very distinct. You could say they are polar opposites. Consequently, passions run high on both sides, and each side issues dire warnings about what will happen if the other side’s candidate gets elected. Therefore, it is fair to ask what is really behind all this drama, all these dire warnings and all the hand wringing.