I concur with your concerns. There's a lot of wishful thinking involved with the media and undertaking polls. Interesting read: https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/522420-will-anyone-from-the-left-realize-why-trump-won-again Perhaps the weirdest Elections America ever had to endure. A vote for Biden is primarily a no-vote for Trump, not necessarily an enthusiastic pro-vote for the Dems. A vote for Trump is a mandate to silence any opposition, including from within the GOP. Is America ready for autocracy or does it need a 3rd party? Just came in: https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/522786-trump-leads-biden-in-texas-by-4-points-poll
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/522957-dont-believe-the-polls-trump-is-winning-bigly… There is significant evidence that suggests that the way a question is framed predetermines the range of potential answers. There’s a tendency to give socially desirable answers, which was the case especially during the 2016 election.