Trump and his “state of exception” in DC: the desire for a failed state in Portland dress rehearsal

Trump’s incompetence is not simply inaction, it has a theory for his brand of failure, namely “’executive underreach’ as a species of leadership failure that’s as destructive as executive overreach”. Much like sandbagging and the repeated absence of actual policy formulations, Mango Mussolini’s fascism is fiat(s) in a failed state. Underreach is better positioned for Trump to…

State Poll Summary: Trump Keeps Digging a Deeper Hole

projects.fivethirtyeight.com/… Most state polling and national averages are showing Joe Biden is maintaining a lead over Trump around eight points better than Hillary Clinton received in 2016, a 10% lead overall. According to website 538, Trump’s approval rate average is 40.4% with a disapproval of 55.8%, -15.4%. This is the worst for Trump since February 2019….

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: 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…

Trump was able to make Washington, D.C. a police state because we failed to make it a real state

As anti-racism protests grip the nation, the citizens of the District of Columbia have endured a living nightmare under Donald Trump. Police attacked journalists with impunity; Washington, D.C. protesters were labeled as “terrorists” by the president; and unmarked, anonymous militias were unleashed on the people. Hundreds of soldiers from the 82nd Airborne, who serve as a presidential…

State Poll Summary: Trump Slump Continues

projects.fivethirtyeight.com/… The two major national polls released today are Quinnipiac which shows Biden with an 8% lead and  the Fox News Poll which has Biden with a 12% lead. An average of 10% seems about right and mostly agrees with the state polls. Website 538 shows Trump’s average approval looking at many polls is 41.4% versus…

State Poll Summary: Consensus to Fire Trump Is Building

projects.fivethirtyeight.com/… Donald Trump can’t get no respect these days. The coronavirus won’t disappear as he said it would, and CNN won’t retract their national poll saying he’s 14 points behind Biden. To top that off, the Dow Jones Industrial stock index dropped 1861 (-6.9%) points today when Wall Street suddenly discovered we are in a recession….

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…

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…

Bernie Sanders Keeps Up The Momentum To Flip These 8 State Legislature Seats

Received this e-mail yesterday from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I. VT): Before I ask you to contribute to some great state legislative candidates, I hope you'll give me a moment to explain why your contribution matters — especially today. I've always said that no single person can transform this country alone. The…

State Polling Summary: Hitting the Fan Edition

This week pollsters have fed us a fair size helping of state polls. Most of which should give Republicans heartburn. The only good poll for Trump is a Hodas and Associates poll showing Trump four points ahead in Pennsylvania, but you can explain that by the breakdown, 43.2% Republican to 36.7% Democratic, in that particular survey. Six other polls…