According to New York Times/Sienna College poll, Donald Trump has yet to recover with voters from his mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic, and his collapse in the polls is mirrored by at least three Republican senators who are all facing ouster in November.
With the embattled president still fighting with his own public health officials over precautions the public should take to avoid being infected by the deadly COVID-19 virus, his own campaign is watching his numbers flounder as voters express their unhappiness at his fumbling of the first real crisis of his presidency.
According to the New York Times report, “In the swing states, Mr. Trump is still lagging across the board. The Times has polled seven presidential battlegrounds in the last two weeks, and the president has not led in any of them, and in no state did he amass more than 44 percent of the vote. Though he has repeatedly tried to shift the focus away from the virus, he has not established a meaningful advantage over Mr. Biden on any issue of equal urgency.”
More concerning to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is the possibility that not only could the Republican Party lose the White House, his hold on the Senate may be slipping away with GOP incumbents in Arizona, Maine and North Carolina trailing their Democratic opponents.
“In all three states, Democratic Senate candidates were leading Republican incumbents by five percentage points or more,” the report states with one 2016 Trump voter from Arizona giving a clue about what the ails the Republican Party.
That would be the performance of Donald Trump.
“Joseph Seoane, 67, of Glendale, Ariz., is among the seniors in the state who plan to vote for Mr. Biden. A political independent who supported Mr. Trump in 2016, Mr. Seoane said he was still ‘not against’ the president but believed it had become clear that Mr. Trump ‘can’t handle’ the job,” the Times reports. ”
“There are certain things we can’t play down,” Seoane explained. “And now we have all these victims.”
The report goes on to note that Republicans now fear voters will hand the White House and control of the Senate to the Democrats, with GOP strategists hoping they can make the case for hanging onto one of the two to keep the Democrats “in check,” however the Times reports, ” … in all three states, two-thirds of voters or more said it would be better for the country if the White House and Senate were controlled by the same party, including a majority of independent voters.”
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Pennsylvania just certified its presidential election results, officially declaring Joe Biden the winner
PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania’s top elections official certified the state’s presidential election results on Tuesday, officially declaring Joe Biden the winner and paving the way for him to receive the state’s 20 Electoral College votes next month. Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar made the final vote counts official, three weeks after the Nov. 3 election: Biden received 3,458,229 votes, 80,555 more than President Donald Trump’s 3,377,674 votes. Gov. Tom Wolf then signed the Certificate of Ascertainment to name the 20 Biden electors who will meet in Harrisburg on Dec. 14.“Today’s cer... (more…)
Donald Trump dodges questions at turkey pardon: ‘Will you be interested in a pardon for yourself?’
President Donald Trump on Tuesday declined to say whether he will be seeking a pardon as he prepares to leave the White House.
At an annual White House Thanksgiving ceremony, Trump took credit for new stock market gains and suggested that President-elect Joe Biden should adopt his "America First" slogan.
After pardoning a turkey named Corn, Trump, who was accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump, ignored questions shouted by reporters.
"Any pardons before leaving office?" ABC correspondent Jonathan Karl could be heard yelling. "Will you be interested in a pardon for yourself."
Fox News’ Laura Ingraham finally tells her audience Trump’s bid to stay in office has little hope
After President Donald Trump announced his General Services Administrator (GSA) Emily Murphy would be moving forward with the Biden transition, Fox News host Laura Ingraham broke the news to her audience in a seemingly awkward on-air announcement.
On Monday evening, after Trump tweeted to thank Murphy for her work, Ingraham recalled all that has transpired during the post-election period as she discussed the reality of what lies ahead. Although Trump has repeatedly declared he has won the election while continuing to give his supporters a false sense of hope, Ingraham made it clear that Trump overturning the election would be unlikely.