On Wednesday, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel gleefully trumpeted the results of a poll from the conservative Civitas Institute on the state of the presidential race in North Carolina, suggesting that the results mean “four more years” for President Donald Trump:
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) August 14, 2019
Unfortunately for Trump, that poll does not paint the rosy picture she appears to think it does. As many commenters pointed out, because the poll’s margin of error is 4.38 percent, this means former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) are statistically tied with the president, in a state that he only narrowly won in 2016 and that he cannot afford to lose.
McDaniel was roundly mocked on Twitter for her attempt to spin bad numbers:
You’re touting…a two point spread…in NC? pic.twitter.com/QsTLgkuqLB
— Matt Wilt (@MattWilt803) August 14, 2019
And you gotta love that NC gerrymandering. You think it’s in the bag. These poll numbers are within the margin of error & no conclusion can be drawn.
If you were a smart @GOP operative, you would not have sent out this tweet. Because you’re gonna get the ratio.
— Chris #EnoughIsEnough Griffith (@streetnoodle) August 14, 2019
Yikes. This is the best poll you can find? North Carolina?
You jagoffs must be scared.
— Shower Cap (@CapShower) August 14, 2019
— UnitedDemocrats (@DemocraticSurge) August 14, 2019
A Republican pollster has it tied in North Carolina. Great news for Dems.
— DrSquishy (@DrSquishy) August 14, 2019
You should have left this in the drafts. pic.twitter.com/Z61zI5ASED
— CHIDI®️ (@ChidiNwatu) August 14, 2019
Pssst. *Being ahead of a self-described socialist by only two points in North Carolina is not good news for a sitting republican president.*
— Patrick White (@whitepatrick) August 14, 2019
Gee Ronna, I wouldn't be crowing about poll leads that thin, even before the dow fell 800 Points. Maybe Uncle Mitt can get you a gig at one of his companies. You might want to look at that. Um, quick.
— Angela Clare📎 🇺🇸 🆘 🍩 (@AngelaCPMills) August 14, 2019
GOPer Joni Ernst booed and peppered with questions about guns at tense Iowa town hall
In videos uploaded to Twitter, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) received a chorus of boos and shouts from a town hall crowd after she tried to blame mass shootings on mental health issues, with one person shouting, "Do something!"
According to a report from Iowa Starting Line, the embattled Iowa Senator whose approval numbers have dropped, due in part to President Donald Trump, was pressed by one local teacher about changing gun laws so she can get back to the job she was hired for.
Trump furious with Steve King for crippling his re-election chances in Iowa: CNN’s April Ryan
Sitting in with CNN's Victor Blackwell on Sunday morning, contributor April Ryan relayed that Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is in big trouble not only with his party over his latest comments about rape and incest, but that Donald Trump is aggravated with him too because he may impact the president's chances in Iowa in the 2020 election.
With King reeling from the fallout from his own comments made during an appearance earlier in the week, Ryan said that his days may be numbered because senior Republicans want him gone too.
Sanders vows to ‘go to war with white nationalism and racism in every aspect of our lives’
Speaking to the Black Church PAC Presidential Forum in Atlanta two weeks after a gunman opened fire in an El Paso Walmart with the goal of killing Mexicans, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday said his administration will "go to war against white nationalism and racism" if he is elected president in 2020.
"I'm Jewish, my family came from Poland, my father's whole family was wiped out by Hitler and his white nationalism," said Sanders. "Too many people have fought over the years, too many people have died against racism to allow it to resurface and flourish in America. We will go to war against white nationalism and racism in every aspect of our lives."