State Poll Summary: Surveys From 18 States, Biden Has Georgia on the Mind

projects.fivethirtyeight.com/… The last couple of days has provided a smorgasbord of state polling, including a number of states that are seldom surveyed. Recent Presidential State Polls State Date Pollster/Rating Biden Trump Trump Margin Trump 2016 AK 7/24 PPP              B 44% 50% +6% +15.2% AZ 7/26 Morn. Con. B/C 49% 42%…

State Poll Summary: Surveys From 19 States, Biden Has Georgia on the Mind

projects.fivethirtyeight.com/… The last couple of days has provided a smorgasbord of state polling, including a number of states that are seldom surveyed. Recent Presidential State Polls State Date Pollster/Rating Biden Trump Trump Margin Trump 2016 AK 7/24 PPP              B 44% 50% +6% +15.2% AZ 7/26 Morn. Con. B/C 49% 42%…

Trump “lobsters” Maine, even if it's not affected until 2023

Trump’s going to have to do more than “lobstering” proclamations to save Susan Collins. Actually, Trump’s tariff war with China has damaged the Maine fisheries. x How to lobster pic.twitter.com/PZTlomCi5T— Sarah Cooper (@sarahcpr) June 9, 2020 x The BDN Editorial BoardJune 8, 2020: “Trump didn’t save Maine’s fishing industry”https://t.co/Nzch8M4FbX https://t.co/AkYih5FHEP — HG Tomato 🍅 Wash Your…

Trump in Maine, asks stupid questions about lobsters and calls Governor a “dictator”

Another photo-op and the misuse of an “official” trip as a campaign trip. x powerful image of plunger lady protesting Trump’s speech today in rural Maine pic.twitter.com/YMnwpI2Gu8— Nathan Bernard (@nathanTbernard) June 5, 2020 x “Are they the same lobster, would you say, basically? Would you say they're equivalent as lobster? Is there a difference in…

State Poll Summary: Senate Surveys Sweeten

fivethirtyeight.com This week’s presidential and senate polls continue to show a weakening of Republican strength, with Biden having about a seven or eight point national lead. Website 538’s average of Trump approval polls is minus 11% (53.6% to 42.6%), the worse it has been since December. Last week the same average was 10.1%. The Trump…

Sen. King: 5-10 GOP Senators Will Vote to Hear Witnesses

NPR interviewed Sen. Angus King of Maine (independent, caucuses with the Democrats): Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, told NPR's Mary Louise Kelly on Monday that up to 10 Republican senators could vote for witnesses following the Times' report about the Bolton manuscript. “I'm already hearing a number of Republicans who are moving toward voting to at…

US Life Expectancy Has Declined for Three Years

http://www.nytimes.com/… jamanetwork.com/… The New York Times reports that life expectancy, especially for Americans between the ages of 25 to 64, is declining despite the highest per capita spending in the world on health care, according to a study newly published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. According to the new study, the death rate from 2010…

Senator Approval Poll: McConnell, Collins, Gardner, Tillis Are Unpopular

morningconsult.com/… Three Republican Senators up for reelection in 2020 have negative approvals in their home states. Collins in Maine, Gardner in Colorado, Tillis in North Carolina, and McSally in Arizona will surely be the biggest targets for the Democrats. Eleven Republicans rate at below 46% approval but most are in very Republican states and will…

So What Do the Voters in Maine and West Virginia Think?

I don’t live in either Maine or West Virginia.  I got married and vacationed in Maine once, and I have been through West Virginia multiple times.  But despite all the opinions and diaries I have read about Collins and Manchin on Daily Kos, what do the people in Maine and West Virginia think about their…

If elected, Doug Jones *could* be the 51st vote against GOP tax scam

This is a major development on Capitol Hill, to put it mildly: Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says she may change her vote on the GOP tax overhaul if her amendments are not included in the final measure. She tells (Bangor, Maine-based) WABI-TV she won’t make a final decision until she sees what comes…