Before departing Tuesday, Trump said his campaign is doing “very well,” adding poll numbers he has seen were “very good.” He also addressed street violence linked to racial injustice protests in several U.S. cities, saying Biden “doesn’t have the strength” and “mental capability to control” the situation. … [Read more...] about Trump Visits Florida, North Carolina; Biden Unveils New Ads
Trump wins popular vote
A Pew Research Center survey this summer suggested that those under 40 in this group – the “young” working-class voter – are breaking ranks at an even higher percentage. They don’t plan to vote as their parents did, they question Trump’s competence to handle the major issues our nation faces, and they truly have formed a negative assessment of his character. … [Read more...] about Leslie Marshall: Trump defectors – Biden has chance to win these voting groups from GOP
Biden's national lead may be as stable, but U.S. elections aren't decided by the national popular vote. Looking at the few recent battleground state polls that meet our standards, Biden has been statistically tied with Trump in Florida, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. He has an advantage in Wisconsin, but in Michigan, where much of the political world has written off Trump, there hasn't been a public poll that's met our standards in a month. … [Read more...] about 2020 Watch: How long can Trump ride ‘law and order’?
Not only that, the issue on which Trump is focusing — crime and the riots — is not moving the needle for him. As for crime and violence, only 37 percent of voters and 34 percent of independents have confidence in Trump to handle the issue, with 53 percent of all voters and 51 percent of independents not having confidence. The numbers are worse for the coronavirus with Trump’s deficit among all voters at 33 percent confident and 56 percent “uneasy” (30 percent to 55 percent for independents). … [Read more...] about Stagnant polls, ‘hidden’ voters, and Trump’s path to re-election
In the clear Trump victory scenario, Trump lost the popular vote (as he did in 2016) but won the Electoral College. Biden at first conceded but then withdrew his concession as Democratic anger grew over another election in which the popular vote winner did not win the White House. The Biden campaign pressured Democratic governors of states Trump won to reject Trump electors and send Biden electors to Washington. The Democratic House refused to recognize Trump’s victory. Biden made wild demands in exchange for conceding, like DC and Puerto Rico statehood and the creation of more senators from California. Inauguration day arrived and the standoff “remained unresolved.” The report noted: “It was unclear what the military would do in this situation.” … [Read more...] about Trump Backers Make Case for Stealing Election, Before Biden Gets the Chance