Hill Reporter on Dems using the moment to flip seats…


Date: July 03, 2020

01) Hill Reporter on Dems using the moment to flip seats


“On today’s What America’s Thinking, Hill Reporter, Julia Manchester, explains how Democrats are seizing upon the coronavirus pandemic and protests to galvanize supporters to flip statehouses by tapping into the local movements surrounding black lives matter and the coronavirus pandemic. A new Hill-HarrisX poll supports the idea that local politicians are favored more than lawmakers in D.C. The poll also finds that voters approve of the police over politicians, journalists. Pollster and strategist, Dr. Silas Lee, and pollster and Director of Research at Ipsos, Mallory Newall, join Hill TV to discuss public opinion on the matter. This survey was conducted online within the United States from June 22-23, 2020 among 951 registered voters by HarrisX. The sampling margin of error of this poll is plus or minus 3.18 percentage points. The results reflect a nationally representative sample of registered voters. Results were weighted for age within gender, region, race/ethnicity, income, political party, and education where necessary to align them with their actual proportions in the population.”

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Ken Burns: Confederate statues celebrate a false narrative…


Date: July 03, 2020

01) Ken Burns: Confederate statues celebrate a false narrative


“Legendary documentary filmmaker Ken Burns says the United States is “in the middle of an enormous reckoning” and called for the removal of statues of Confederate soldiers and the renaming of military bases during a discussion with CNN’s Chris Cuomo.”

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Trump Insider: He’s “Despondent,” Not In A Good Place Mentally Over 2020 Chances…


Date: July 02, 2020

01) Trump Insider: He’s “Despondent,” Not In A Good Place Mentally Over 2020 Chances


“Loser Donald is getting more and more depressed over is 2020 chances.

With Donald Trump’s approval sinking to Jimmy Carter levels and coronavirus cases spiking across the country, Trump is reluctantly waking up to the grim reality that, if the current situation holds, his reelection is gone. Republicans that have spoken with Trump in recent days describe him as depressed and “down in the dumps.” “People around him think his heart’s not in it,” a Republican close to the White House said. Torn between the imperative to win suburban voters and his instincts to play to his base, Trump has complained to people that he’s in a political box with no obvious way out. According to the Republican, Trump called Tucker Carlson late last week and said, “what do I do? What do I do?”

To console himself, Trump still has moments of magical thinking. “He says the polls are all fake,” a Republican in touch with Trump told me. But the bad news keeps coming. This week, Jacksonville, Florida—where Trump moved the Republican National Convention so he could hold a 15,000-person rally next month—mandated that people wear masks indoors to slow the explosion of COVID-19 cases. According to a Republican working on the convention, the campaign is now preparing to cancel the event so that Trump doesn’t suffer another Tulsa–like humiliation. “They probably won’t have it,” the source said. “It’s not going to be the soft landing Trump wanted.

Citation:
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/07/trump-despondent-as-numbers-crater-loser-label-looms

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