On Wednesday, Axios broke down the scale of President Donald Trump’s collapse among voters 65 and older — and suggested that it could “bring the whole Republican power structure down.”
“In what has been a 50-50ish nation, it’s stunning to see polling gaps this wide,” wrote Jim VandenHei and Jonathan Swan. “In a NBC/Wall Street Journal poll out Sunday, Joe Biden led Trump by 27 points among seniors (62% to 35%). In a CNN/SSRS poll out yesterday, similar story — 21 points (60% to 39%).”
One factor is the president’s mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic, which disproportionately poses a danger to senior citizens — one White House adviser told Axios, “if you don’t take something that is killing old people seriously, you will lose seniors.” But that is not the whole story. Polls from before the virus began spreading in the United States also showed Trump hemorrhaging the older vote; other factors include the president’s low ratings on health care issues, and the collapse of his support with women in general.
This trend is a huge problem for Republicans. Older people vote at a 64 percent rate — a much higher rate than other age groups — and Republicans have relied on an advantage with senior citizens to edge out Democrats in turnout.
“Younger, white men alone do not a victory make,” the report concluded. “So the 65+ trend represents a clear and present danger to the vitality and viability of the GOP.”
Lesley Stahl takes Trump to task for still not having a health care plan as 60 Minutes airs interview
CBS News' Lesley Stahl took heat from President Donald J. Trump for asking him "tough questions" during their interview for 60 Minutes and the train wreck will air Sunday night in primetime.
But in the meantime, there's this:
Lesley Stahl: But you're okay with some tough questions?
President Donald Trump: No, I'm not. I mean--
Lesley Stahl: (LAUGH) You're not okay with tough questions?
The return of the gatekeepers: how the press corrected the narrative in the 2020 election
The Washington Post reported on July 13, 2020 that President Donald J. Trump had made more than 20,000 false or misleading claims during his presidency's first term. "The coronavirus pandemic has spawned a whole new genre of Trump’s falsehoods. The category in just a few months has reached nearly 1,000 claims, more than his tax claims combined. Trump’s false or misleading claims about the impeachment investigation — and the events surrounding it — contributed almost 1,200 entries to the database."
Trump pushes closing claim that ‘suburban women are STRONG’ for his campaign
President Donald Trump continued to ignore polling data to push his conspiracy theory that Joe Biden will destroy the suburbs and that is why suburban women are backing him.
None of that is true, there is no evidence that Trump's return to redlining policies will destroy the suburbs. And Trump has consistently polled poorly with women, which is a major reason Republicans are fearing that the 2020 election will be a bloodbath for their party.
On Sunday, Trump ignored all of that to push his conspiracy theory again and to falsely claim he's winning the support of women in the suburbs.