Quantcast
Connect with us

Economic model that had Trump romping to victory now has him winning just 43 percent of the vote

Published

on

An economic forecasting model that last year predicted President Donald Trump would score a landslide win in the 2020 election now has him winning a paltry 43 percent of the vote.

The Washington Post reports that Oxford Economics has drastically revised its GDP projections downward in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, which it says is the primary reason that Trump’s projected share of the vote has gone from 55 percent to just 43 percent.

ADVERTISEMENT

Gregory Daco, chief U.S. economist for the firm, tells the Post that he’s projecting the unemployment rate will “linger in the vicinity of 10 percent” heading into the fall election.

The Cowen Washington Research Group has found that there has been an explosion of jobless claims over the past two weeks in key swing states such as Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

“One of the ironclad rules of politics (pre 2016) was that recessions kill Presidential reelections,” Cowen’s Chris Krueger wrote in a research note. “The Trump re-elect was based off of the economy [and] safety, running against socialism and delivering that message via MAGA rallies. All of that is now in serious question.”


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Trump wants to push America into a civil war because he knows he’s losing his re-election: conservative

Published

on

Writing for the Daily Beast, conservative -- and former Republican -- Matt Lewis accused Donald Trump of intentionally pushing the country towards a new civil war in order to save his political skin and salvage his chances of being re-elected. 

Pulling no punches, the conservative columnist called out the president for his church and Bible stunt late Monday, which led to the teargassing of peaceful protesters so the president could preen in a photo-op, and claimed it's just another sign of his authoritarian tendencies.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

‘I am George Floyd’: Air Force Chief Master Sergeant backs protests as Trump threatens military force

Published

on

Kaleth O. Wright, the Chief Master Sergeant of the United States Air Force, expressed his support for anti-police brutality protests across the country just as President Donald Trump threatened to use military force to put down violence.

"I am a Black man who happens to be the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force," Wright wrote on Twitter Monday night. "I am George Floyd... I am Philando Castile, I am Michael Brown, I am Alton Sterling, I am Tamir Rice. Just like most of the Black Airmen and so many others in our ranks... I am outraged at watching another Black man die on television before our very eyes."

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Trump wanted to sent brutal message by gassing protesters on way to church: White House reporter

Published

on

Although at least one senior official was sickened by President Donald Trump's walk to St. John’s Episcopal Church, a White House reporter said most officials were pleased that it set a brutal example.

NBC News correspondent Shannon Pettypiece told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that White House officials liked the chaos and brutality displayed by U.S. Park Police and National Guard troops firing tear gas at peaceful protests to clear the area for Trump's walk to church.

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image