That’s why approval ratings and votes are so tightly correlated. Since Harry Truman, only one sitting president has seen his percentage of the vote exceed his approval rating by more than 3 points. Jimmy CarterJimmy CarterFeehery: How Trump wins Jimmy Carter supports absentee ballots, says he's used them for more than five years Barr likens mail-in voting to 'playing with fire' in testy interview with CNN's Blitzer MORE’s vote grew 4 points above his 37 percent September approval rating. … [Read more...] about Mellman: The 2016 and 2020 races: What’s different?
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The NBC News/Marist poll, which sampled 771 likely Pennsylvania voters, was conducted from Aug. 31 to Sept. 7 and has a margin of error of 4.4 percentage points. Pollsters interviewed a total of 1,147 Pennsylvania adults, with an overall margin of error of 3.6 percentage points for those results. … [Read more...] about Biden up by 9 points in Pennsylvania: poll
In his proposal, Biden said that while President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump-backed candidate wins NH GOP Senate primary to take on Shaheen Trump, supporters gather without masks in NC despite request from local GOP official Trump-backed candidate wins NH GOP primary to take on Pappas MORE advocates for an end to offshoring jobs, his policies put “multinational corporate interests over American workers.” … [Read more...] about Biden unveils plan to penalize companies that offshore jobs ahead of Michigan visit
With this counsel, Noonan reveals the utter vacuity of the Biden candidacy and the extent to which her own aversion to Trump has conveyed her into a fantasyland. Biden lacks strength because he is, in Trump's word, “weak.” He has never in his public career held a consistent position in the face of significant opposition. He was going to be gentle with the candidacy of Judge Robert Bork for the Supreme Court in 1987 but then savaged Bork to get in step with then-Sen. Teddy Kennedy (D-Mass.). He holds himself out as a pillar of the Roman Catholic Church who doesn’t wish to impose his views upon anyone, yet he favors compelling the Little Sisters of the Poor and other Catholic institutions to pay the contraceptive and abortion expenses of those in their care or employ. … [Read more...] about ‘Clear and inescapable’: The choice between Trump and Biden
And that uncertainty is fed by the ham-fisted Democratic Party and liberal media. Democrats have become creatures of impulse — increasingly, the worst impulse. Much like Richard Nixon, on the verge of a 50-state electoral sweep, couldn’t resist the tragic step of Watergate, so it seems that Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaThe Hill's Campaign Report: Florida hangs in the balance Obama appears in campaign video with Kamala Harris, jokes about Biden's aviator glasses Cohen compares Trump to cult leader MORE, potentially one of the most transformational and respected presidents in history, with control of both the executive and legislative branches, couldn’t resist weaponizing the intelligence and law enforcement agencies to more fully crush his current and future adversaries. … [Read more...] about Why the race has become ‘Trump the known’ vs. ‘Biden the unknown’