Polls Show Some Republican House Seats Surprisingly Competitive in Swing States

A number of swing states or potential swing states have recent polls showing tighter than expected races in some Republican districts, including some incumbents. A poor showing by a congressional candidate can have some impact for that state’s Presidential or Senate elections, at least for states that having really close elections.  Most of these polls are by partisan…

Cook Political Report Shifts Ratings on 6 US House Races, 5 Towards Democrats

cookpolitical.com/… Cook Political Report has shifted six US Houses, five in the direction of the Democratic candidates. A week ago Cook changed ratings on five Senate seats all in the direction of the Democratic candidate, and said the Democrats are now favored to take control of the upper house this fall. thehill.com/… Two weeks ago, the…

Only 32% Approve of Trump's Handling of Pandemic

apnews.com/… Public approval of Donald Trump’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic continues its death glide, according to a survey by The Associated Press-NORC Poll. It is so sad that it takes the deaths of thousands of Americans each week to convince Trump’s devoted followers to abandon him. The poll finds that currently of 32% of voters support the President’s attempts at…

Crystal Ball Changes Ratings on 8 US House Races, 7 in Favor of Democratic Candidates

centerforpolitics.org/… Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball has shifted its ratings on another eight US House races. Five Republican held seats have moved toward the Democratic candidate. Two Democratic seats have gone from “Tossup” to “Lean Democrat”, and WI CD-3 has been shifted the other way from “Safe Democrat” to “Likely Democrat”. http://www.dailykos.com/… On July 2, Crystal Ball changed…

“Operation Grant” – targeting Ohio (Lincoln Project & RVAT)

No Republican has ever been elected without winning Ohio. Now two groups, The Lincoln Project and Republican Voters Against Trump, have joined together to target Ohio. As you can read in this Cleveland Plain Dealer article: Both The Lincoln Project and Republican Voters Against Trump are going up on the airwaves in a plan they’ve…

State Poll Summary: Three Pollsters Release Numbers That Will Give Republicans Major Headaches

projects.fivethirtyeight.com/… Three separate pollsters released swing state polls today that might give Republicans serious health issues. The Sienna/New York Times Poll, Hodas and Associates, and Redfield and Wilton Strategies all released state polls, some of which are surprising positive for Joe Biden, especially Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. Presidential State Polls with Pollsters Ratings by 538 State…

State Poll Summary: Four Pollsters Release Numbers That Will Give Republicans Major Headaches

projects.fivethirtyeight.com/… Four separate pollsters released swing state polls today that might give Republicans serious health issues. The Sienna/New York Times Poll, Fox News Poll, Hodas and Associates, and Redfield and Wilton Strategies all released state polls, some of which are surprising positive for Joe Biden, especially Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. Presidential State Polls with Pollsters Ratings…

State Poll Summary: Is Trump's Base Starting to Crack?

The New York Times reports that the Trump campaign is deeply worried about their candidate’s internal polls, and if they are anything like the publicly available polls, one can see why. National polls still show Joe Biden leading by seven or eight points on average though some of the higher quality polls are starting to…

Trump Polling Worse on Pandemic Than All 50 Governors

A survey of nearly 23,000 Americans across every state shows Donald Trump’s response to the pandemic gets a lower rating than every governor in their own state.  While this is not too surprising considering none of the governors (to my knowledge) has mused about people being injected with cleaning fluids, it is interesting to see how…

State Poll Summary: Biden Leads, But Swing States Are Still Close

projects.fivethirtyeight.com/… A number of recent state polls have been released over the past week and almost all have good news for Biden. The bump Trump got in his approval in March is now history, in fact a Morning Consult Poll shows Trump’s rating of his handling of the pandemic has dropped 22 points since their…

Holy Toledo – Trump rally unhinged by demagogue

The republic is in trouble as Trump did his first rally of 2020, demonstrating that there will be even less difference between official speeches and campaign rallies. Shtick abides. This time, Trump whines that he “saved” Ethiopia, but he didn’t get a Nobel Peace Prize for it. He repeated the lie from yesterday: Here’s what…

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…

Portman Criticizes Trump for Asking Ukraine and China to Investigate Biden, but Opposes Impeachment

http://www.dispatch.com/… Ohio Senator Rob Portman joins the slowly growing ranks of Republican Senators who have found fault with Donald Trump for soliciting investigations of Joe Biden by foreign governments. Although opposing impeachment as too extreme, Portman acknowledged that Trump was wrong. Portman’s comments to the Columbus Dispatch basically blow out of the water the reason…

Chaos in America..We are afraid..This is a warzone.

People need to be in the street.  People need to be demanding action not words from legislators and we need to start impeachment precedings from any one and any party that will not bring OUR rights of pursuit of happiness and the right to life, liberty and justice to a floor to insure us we…

Swing State Presidential Polls Looking Good

http://www.vox.com/… Donald Trump’s approval rate is quite dismal in many of the key states that will decide the 2020 election, according to Morning Consult. This is one of a series of polls that show Trump in trouble despite an economy that has been doing well until now. morningconsult.com/… New Hampshire: 39% to 58% Wisconsin: 42%…

Besides Trump's Tariffs, Overproduction Is Hurting Farmers.

There is so little good information about what is going on with farmers, especially in KY, if you are not plugged into a rural community that is (I’m a city boy in Louisville).  But I came upon this report that came out before the Chinese trade talks tanked.  Why this report by WKU and NPR…

RNC chair slams abortion laws lacking exceptions for rape, incest

It’s hard to imagine what Ohio and Alabama might do for an encore. Reinstitute prima nocta? Public stonings for unmarried nonvirgins? Forced marriages of 13-year-old girls to Roy Moore or … James Woods? How much worse could it get? As it stands, they think an 11-year-old girl who gets raped by her uncle needs to have…