Voters Expecting Biden to Beat Trump

There’s been a peculiar disconnect in the polls in the past few months: Most people disapprove of Trump, and most of those strongly disapprove — meaning that they won’t change their minds — and most voters say they will vote for Biden. But more people have also been saying they still expect Trump to win….

Trump is at 50% – Strongly DISAPPROVE

It’s a maxim in politics that the most difficult voters to persuade are the ones who “strongly approve” or “strongly disapprove” of a politician. It’s another maxim that an incumbent should have at least 50% of the voters going into an election. The Mangled Mango Misfit just ran up against both maxims: Trump has a…

MORE Americans Say Trump is Mentally Unfit than Biden (DUH!)

For several months Donald Trump and his Confederacy of Buttmunchers have attempted to paint an unflattering portrait of Joe Biden as suffering from cognitive decline. In the process they have produced deceptive messages, images, and videos intended to give a false impression of Biden. And Trump has repeatedly made disparaging remarks during his press harangues,…

PANIC Sets In As Trump Sees America Overwhelmingly Rejecting Him

With just over four months until the 2020 election, Donald Trump is on bunker duty, forlornly devouring Fox News and tweeting frantically as his poll numbers slide ever further into the abyss of ultimate defeat. The stench of a loser emanates from his dialog and demeanor. And his fury is shooting out in all directions…

New Poll Shows Trump in Peril With His Base

Political Wire has a new story out today (paywall): A Poll That Will Send Shock Waves Thru the White House, reporting on a new Navigator poll updated to today. Key takeaways: The public is aware of Trump’s early missteps and “concern over them is only growing. Americans remain very concerned over the lack of preparation….

Stop Panicking Over Trump's Poll Numbers

There’s been some bewilderment and panic around here these past few days over why Trump’s numbers are rising even as his incompetent management of the pandemic is becoming more obvious. Some of us here, myself included, have explained that in a time of crisis a leader’s numbers always rise as people look to them for…

Trump Slump in the Suburbs

The Hill is reporting a new poll just out : Trump faces severe suburban slump Just 32 percent of all suburban voters now say they would definitely vote to re-elect the president, according to a new Grinnell College poll conducted by the Iowa-based pollster Ann Selzer. Another 14 percent said they would consider someone else,…

poll dancing: in Hill/HarrisX poll, 47% support impeachment inquiry as 42% oppose

Polls are trending toward supporting the impeachment inquiry. Since House Democrats launched a formal impeachment inquiry last Tuesday, support for impeachment has grown, according to polls from Politico/Morning Consult, HuffPost/YouGov, NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist, CBS News/YouGov, and Quinnipiac. These shifts suggest that public sentiment could continue to change as the inquiry proceeds. Such increases in support could bode well for Democratic leaders,…

My Granddaddy Attended A Failing School*

Being a history teacher means any time I have the pleasure of finding artifacts I want to learn as much as I can from them. Sometimes the lessons I receive don't have the outcome I wanted, but still give me profound insight into how much American society and our values in our institutions have changed….