Biden returned to his native Pennsylvania for socially distanced drive-in rallies in Bucks County and Luzerne County, two areas crucial to winning the important state, where he hammered Trump for his irresponsible handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, Trump visited North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin, holding large in-person rallies where thousands of people crowded together without masks.
Both 2020 candidates have lavished attention to the natural gas industry in Pennsylvania, the likely tipping-point state in the Electoral College.
President Donald Trump says “big deals” are being done behind the scenes between the Democratic party and large companies in order rake in large donations for the campaign trail.
Mr Trump accused Democratic nominee Joe Biden of being a “servant of the globalists, lobbyists and Washington vultures who got rich bleeding America dry”.
According to new filings with the Federal Election Commission, Biden entered October with over $177 million in the bank, compared with $63.1 million for the president, marking a sharp reversal from earlier in the cycle when Trump’s cash advantage seemed insurmountable.
Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), whose 2018 Senate campaign was credited with a massive surge in turnout across the state, on Sunday called for former Vice President Joe Biden to visit Texas.
„Texas could win this for Biden and end the nightmare on election night. Texans are doing their part. We’d sure like to see @JoeBiden visit us and spend more resources here,“ wrote O’Rourke on Twitter.
When the poll only included those who were certain, Trump had a slight lead of 46 percent to 44 percent. The poll was conducted between October 15 and October 18 among 933 likely Texas voters.
The poll included 180 respondents who said they had already cast ballots in early voting, which began in Texas on October 13. Among those who already voted, 57 percent said they had voted for Biden, compared to 41 percent for the president.
This week’s Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll found 49 percent of likely voters in Pennsylvania backed Biden, while 45 percent in the state supported the president. Biden’s 4 percentage point lead falls right on the edge of the poll’s margin of error.
Last week’s poll showed the former vice president leading Trump by 7 percentage points, with Biden getting 51 percent compared to the president’s 44 percent.
The Pennsylvania average shows Biden’s largest lead. The Democratic nominee averages 52% support to Trump’s 43% in polling conducted between September 20 and October 5. In both Wisconsin and Michigan, the averages show Biden with 51% support to 43% for Trump.
Democrats went to the polls last time certain they would elect the first woman ever to become president, and were punched in the face with a Trump upset. This time they feel the punch coming from a thousand miles away. The worry is visceral and widespread, unassuaged by Biden’s lead in the polls.
– Michigan (543 respondents): 52% Biden, 43% Trump, 4% other, 2% unsure
– Ohio (586): 50% Trump, 47% Biden, 3% other, 1% unsure
– Pennsylvania (600): 52% Biden, 45% Trump, 2% other, 1% unsure
– Wisconsin (560): 53% Biden, 45% Trump, 2% other, 1% unsure
The poll shows both Biden and Trump garnering 48 percent of support among likely voters in the Sunshine State, while another 4 percent are unsure of how they will vote.
According to a new Quinnipiac University poll, Biden and Trump are essentially tied in the Buckeye State. The survey of more than 1,100 likely voters in Ohio shows Biden at 48% and Trump at 47%. Four percent are undecided.
Roland Benedikter über die verfahrene politische und mediale Situation in den USA und die Wahl zwischen Pest und Cholera
Most states use a “winner-take-all” method when it comes to electoral votes, meaning the candidate who wins the popular vote in the state gets all of its electoral votes as well. But Nebraska and Maine use a different method, in which two electoral votes are distributed to the popular-vote winner in the state, in addition to one electoral vote to whoever wins the popular vote in each of the state’s congressional districts.
Neither Biden or Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris have campaigned in person in Ohio during the general election. That’s a factor the president zeroed in on as he also slammed the latest polling in the state.
“I just saw that we’re tied in Ohio. I don’t think so,” Trump said Monday at a rally in the Toledo suburb of Swanton. “They’re not even campaigning in Ohio, come to think of it. Now, they’re fake polls. They’re almost as fake as the writers themselves. They’re all fake.”
Der Coronavirus-Test beim demokratischen Präsidentschaftskandidaten Joe Biden ist heute negativ gewesen. Das teilte sein Arzt Kevin O’Connor mit. Das sei auch bei seiner Ehefrau Jill Biden der Fall. Biden und der infizierte Amtsinhaber Donald Trump standen am vergangenen Dienstag in ihrer ersten TV-Debatte auf einer Bühne.
President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden face off in the first general election presidential debate of 2020 from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will face off on the Supreme Court, the coronavirus pandemic and race and violence in the nation’s cities next week when they meet for their first presidential debate.
Trump leads Biden 48 to 46 percent, according to a CBS News poll released Sunday. The president’s lead is within the poll’s 3.5 percentage point margin of error.
Trump built on his slim lead over Biden, adding to his 1-point lead over the former vice president in a similar poll from July, according to CBS.
– Florida remains a close battleground state in the presidential election
– The current margin between Trump and Biden is just 2 percentage points
– Democratic nominee Joe Biden leads Trump up by 2 points in the Sunshine State
– Trump narrowly won Florida by just over 100,000 votes in 2016 against Clinto
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Heading into presidential debate season, former Vice President Joe Biden edges out President Donald Trump in favorability ratings from the American people, 46% to 41%, while the candidates‘ running mates are roughly tied in favorability. Sen. Kamala Harris, running for vice president on the Democratic ticket, is viewed favorably by 42% of Americans, similar to the 41% rating for Republican Vice President Mike Pence.
The Joe Biden-Kamala Harris ticket is ahead of the Donald Trump-Mike Pence ticket by a 51-46 percent margin. That 5 percentage-point advantage sits right at the margin of sampling error of the latest Fox News survey, taken after the Democratic and Republican national conventions.
Could the debates do for President Donald Trump what the conventions didn’t?
A USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll indicates many voters think that’s possible.
A greater share – 47% – predicted Trump will win the debates than the 41% who said Democratic candidate Joe Biden will.
In a surreal year that has spiraled from surging hopes for a Bernie Sanders presidency to today’s pandemic-hemmed fear and a tight election between centrist Democrats and fascistic Republicans, now may be just the right time for a new political party.
As voters face a dismal “lesser of two evils” election in which a Biden/Harris ticket represents the only alternative to four more years of Trumpian fascism and racism, the Movement for a People’s Party aims to prevent such dreary and sparse choices in the future.
Trump has repeatedly knocked Biden for spending a large portion of his campaign at his home in Delaware amidst the pandemic. Trump and his supporters accuse Biden of hiding in his basement while the left-wing of his party calls all the shots.
Is Biden out of touch with the working class? Babbit Mayor Andrea Zupancich speaks out.
If Trump has a path forward in Minnesota, it will likely rely on an improvement in the Twin Cities suburbs, combined with spiking turnout in rural areas of the state. It’s a tall task, but there is reason for Democrats to be concerned. By the party’s own estimates, there are 250,000 white, non-college-educated men in Minnesota who are eligible to vote but aren’t registered, a rich target for Trump.
Trump’s repeated complaints questioning the election’s validity have triggered unprecedented worries about the potential for chaos surrounding the election results. Some have speculated that the military might be called upon to get involved, either by Trump trying to use it to help his reelection prospects or as, Democratic challenger Joe Biden has suggested, to remove Trump from the White House if he refuses to accept defeat. The military has adamantly sought to tamp down that speculation and is zealously protective of its historically nonpartisan nature.
Die für eine westliche Demokratie bemerkenswerte Stellungnahme kam nach einer Anfrage aus dem US-Kongress zustande.
In a sign of the growing concern that President Trump might not leave office voluntarily or might attempt to use the military to hold onto power, two moderate Democratic lawmakers posed a series of written questions to the secretary of defense and the military’s top general about their obligations to the Constitution and the country.
Reps. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.) and Mikie Sherrill (D-N.J.) addressed their questions in writing to Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper, setting a deadline of Thursday evening.
The documentary film-maker Michael Moore has warned that Donald Trump appears to have such momentum in some battleground states that liberals risk a repeat of 2016 when so many wrote off Trump only to see him grab the White House.
“Sorry to have to provide the reality check again,” he said.
Pelosi’s comments come as the Biden campaign has been fighting accusations from the Trump campaign and Republicans that the former vice president does not want to debate Trump. Following Pelosi’s comments, Biden and his campaign made clear that he still intends to debate Trump.
I want Trump to lose. I think that if Democratic leaders hadn’t spent 4 years screaming about 2016 & Russia, they’d be in a better position for 2020.
President Trump closed the gap on presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s lead among registered voters in a CNN poll published Sunday evening. And across 15 battleground states, Biden leads by 49 to 48 points ahead over Trump.
Am Dienstag verkündete Joe Biden, er werde zu den Präsidentschaftswahlen im November mit Senatorin Kamala Harris aus Kalifornien als Vizekandidatin antreten. Insbesondere von vielen Liberalen wird die Wahl der charismatischen Harris mit indisch-jamaikanischen Wurzeln euphorisch gefeiert. Die Juristin bezeichnet sich selbst gerne als „progressive Strafverfolgerin“, doch ihre Geschichte als kalifornische Generalstaatsanwältin demontiert diesen hartnäckigen Mythos. Harris ist eine knallharte Law-and-Order-Politikerin und gehört zum Zentrum der Partei. Ihre Wahl verdeutlicht einmal mehr die pathologische Angst des Demokraten-Establishments vor allem, was auch nur im Ansatz nach links riechen könnte – sie besiegelt Trumps Wiederwahl. Von Jakob Reimann.
There have been two big rallies in Democratic chances so far this year — the first in late February and early March as it became clear that the coronavirus was a serious problem, while the Democrats opted for Biden rather than one of the more progressive candidates, and the second in June as the protests over the killing of George Floyd rocked the nation, and the pandemic worsened once more.
Biden’s margin is no better than it was five weeks ago. Meanwhile, new cases are at last beginning to trend downward. This suggests the momentum is changing in the president’s favor:
As Mrs Clinton discovered in 2016, the number of votes you win is less important than where you win them.
Most states nearly always vote the same way, meaning that in reality there are just a handful of states where both candidates stand a chance of winning. These are the places where the election will be won and lost and are known as battleground states.
The hashtag #ComradeTrump is trending on Twitter as of this writing because a well-funded Super PAC run by never-Trump Republicans put out an appallingly stupid viral video featuring footage of Trump splashed with red hammer-and-sickle symbols interspersed with images of Soviet leaders while an English-captioned narrator gushes about Mother Russia’s support for “Comrade Trump” in Russian. As of this writing the video has over two million views on Twitter alone.
This tactic of negatively associating Trump with communism and socialism, combined with the consistent pattern of attacking the president for being insufficiently warlike, would only work if it was directed at the members of a reactionary, jingoistic right-wing political ideology. And it does work, because that’s exactly the ideology of the Democratic Party.
In the run-up to the 2020 election, former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign is putting together a foreign policy team for a potential future administration. Among those described as being part of the team is Avril Haines, former deputy director of the CIA during the Obama administration. According to an NBC News report from last week, Haines has been tapped to work advising on policy, as well as lead the national security and foreign policy team.
In addition to her past national security work and impressive presence in the D.C. think tank world, Haines has in the past described herself as a former consultant for the controversial data-mining firm Palantir.
– President Donald Trump claimed there was ‚zero enthusiasm‘ for Joe Biden’s campaign events Friday
– He shared a picture of Biden speaking in an apparently empty hall
– The Biden event in Pennsylvania had been enforcing social distancing and attendees were stationed apart from each other
– It came as the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Trump’s rally in Tulsa can go ahead as planned Saturday
– Trump supporters and protesters continued to gather as a curfew was lifted allowing them to remain there overnight
CNN’s Van Jones and former presidential candidate Andrew Yang discuss the importance of Democrats reaching out to Bernie Sanders supporters in the event former Vice President Joe Biden lands the nomination for the party.