A new NBC poll released on Sunday is the latest to suggest danger for President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, suggesting that he would trail in a hypothetical matchup with several of the top Democratic contenders, including former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
None of this sat well with the President, who, on Monday morning, accused major news outlets of conspiring to create fake “suppression polls” discouraging his supporters from turning out:
Here we go with the Fake Polls. Just like what happened with the Election against Crooked Hillary Clinton. ABC, NBC, CNN, @nytimes, @washingtonpost, they all got it wrong, on purpose. Suppression Polls so early? They will never learn!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019
In 2016, polls were not actually far off the mark — Nate Silver’s aggregation of polls forecast Clinton would win the popular vote by about 2 to 2.5 percentage points, which is exactly what happened. On the other hand, several electoral models underestimated Trump’s chances of winning because they didn’t account well for where those votes were distributed.
The upshot of this is that Trump’s claims the media is rigging polls are utterly baseless — but that just because Trump is genuinely down doesn’t mean he couldn’t pull off another win.
Legal expert calls Susan Collins statement on Bolton news ‘weak tea’ – and drops bombshell: Chief Justice can issue subpoena
Former American Constitution Society president Caroline Fredrickson has some harsh words for U.S. Senator Susan Collins over the Maine Republican lawmaker's statement on the John Bolton bombshell. Fredrickson also dropped a bombshell of her own, about the powers of the Chief Justice during an impeachment trial.
"It's less than weak tea, it's not even water," Fredrickson said on MSNBC Monday morning. She was referring to Collins' remarks on news Bolton's unpublished book reveals Trump personally told the former National Security Advisor in August that he wanted to continue to withhold aid to Ukraine to extort that country into producing "dirt" on Joe Biden.
‘She will lose my vote’: Maine voters tell MSNBC they’re ready to kick Susan Collins out of office
MSNBC traveled to Maine this week to get a sense of how voters there feel about Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) -- and it looks like the moderate Republican is making a lot of people unhappy.
In interviews, both supporters and opponents of President Donald Trump's impeachment said they were upset with how Collins is sitting on the fence and wringing her hands about whether to call witnesses at the president's Senate impeachment trial.
"She will lose my vote when she runs again," pro-impeachment Maine voter Stevie Colburn tells MSNBC, although she also held out hope that Collins would agree to call witnesses and subpoena documents in the president's trial.
Sanders says his campaign is ‘worst nightmare’ of Trump and billionaire class
"We got Wall Street nervous. We got the insurance companies nervous. We got the drug companies nervous. We got the fossil fuel industry nervous. We got the military-industrial complex nervous."
"We are their worst nightmare," Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday of the corporate and establishment forces allied against his presidential campaign—and the diverse grassroots movement fueling it—as a new Iowa poll showed the Vermont senator leading the 2020 Democratic field by nine points just a week ahead of the state's Feb. 3 caucuses.