By historical standards, Trump’s coverage is actually favorable, in one critical respect.
Alex Burnssome real straight talk here from @harrispolitico & @dlippman:
"By historical standards, Trump’s coverage is actually favorable, in one critical respect. It is giving generous allowance for the possibility that things aren’t as bad as they seem ..."
Joe Biden leads President Trump, 50 percent to 41 percent, a New York Times/Siena College poll shows, with voters favoring him by wide margins on the coronavirus and law and order.
Alex BurnsNYT poll: Biden up 9 pts over Trump, 50-41, as voters cry out for the feds to deliver massive economic rescue
Voters favor new $2 trillion stimulus by 51 pts
2/3 want a public health insurance option & a multitrillion-dollar climate & infrastructure plan
Alex BurnsIn a world where only women voted, this election would be a Biden landslide of epic proportions
Biden leads Trump among women, 58 to 35
Majority of women strongly disapprove of Trump's job performance
56 percent see Trump in "very unfavorable" terms
Alex BurnsBright-ish spot for GOP: more voters now favor a Supreme Court vote before the election than believe it should depend on Trump winning
But no sign Barrett has become a major driver of public opinion. Voters split on whether to confirm, 44-42 in favor.
With little time left to change the trajectory of the race, there is a large gulf separating the president’s experience of the campaign from the more sobering assessments of party officials.
Alex BurnsNew: Trump camp enters final weeks w/public bravado & private acknowledgment things are bleak
- Stepien telling top Rs their path forward is slim
- Meadows on the rocks after WH covid fiasco
- Some Trump staff already seeking Hill jobs
@maggieNYT & me👇
Alex BurnsOne key diff from 2016: Four years ago, Rs were confident they'd hold the House & optimistic about the Senate. Today, they expect losses on all levels – possibly very bad ones.
And few think Trump is inclined to care much about races besides his own ...
The Pelosi interview and the interrogation of Judge Barrett, who will bring a little sanity to the capital.
Alex Burns“They lauded her large family in a way that lacked finesse, by which I mean at times they sounded like Mussolini advancing pro-natalism ... If Judge Barrett were single and childless like David Souter, she would still be a deeply impressive nominee.”
President Trump is fading nationally as he alienates women, seniors and suburbanites, polls show. But private G.O.P. surveys show he is in close races in solidly red states, too.
Alex BurnsNew: Trump & GOP see 2020 map crumbling, w/Sun Belt in alarming state
- Mitch having stern talks w/Graham re limp campaign
- Beto lobbying Biden on TX as Cornyn laments Trump drag
- R data has Biden up in GA, shockingly close in KS/MT/MO
@jmartNYT & me👇
A Times/Siena College poll showed that 56 percent said the next president should nominate a Supreme Court justice. And Joe Biden retained a clear lead over President Trump, 49 to 41 percent.
Alex BurnsNew NYT national poll:
Electorate solidly against Trump on all covid issues
Voters trust Biden over Trump on Supreme Court, 50 to 43
60 pct say abortion should be legal in most or all circumstances
@jmartNYT & me👇
Alex BurnsIt would be hard to overstate how badly Trump is losing the argument on pandemic response.
Huge support for a national mask mandate and new lockdowns as necessary.
No enthusiasm for a rushed vaccine.
Half think the worst of covid is yet to come.
The White House and the pharmaceutical industry were nearing a major deal to lower drug prices. Then the administration demanded that $100 cash cards be sent to millions of seniors before the election — and the industry balked.
A New York Times/Siena College survey showed Joe Biden leading President Trump by wide margins in Maine and Arizona, and effectively tied in North Carolina. Susan Collins trailed her Democratic rival in Maine’s Senate race.
Alex BurnsNYT poll: As Trump flails on covid, GOP Senate struggles w/him
COLLINS is down 5 as Biden rolls in Maine
McSALLY and Trump way down in AZ
TILLIS lags Trump in NC, where Biden is up 1
Voters in all 3 states prefer Biden to Trump on covid by double digits
President Trump has leveled scathing law-and-order attacks on Joseph Biden for weeks. But a new poll shows Mr. Biden ahead in three states Mr. Trump hopes to pick up, and maintaining a lead in Wisconsin.
Alex BurnsBut the poll also found Biden has his own vulnerabilities. He has had good reason to mount a serious defense on public safety the last 2 weeks – voters are concerned about the issue and some who are open to voting for him would like him to go further.
Alex BurnsNYT poll: Biden leading in NH (+3), NV (+4), WI (+5) and MN (+9)
Trump stuck in low 40s everywhere – never even hits 45 pct
There's a theoretical path for him but law-and-order message has not yielded a major breakthrough
@jmartNYT@ByMattStevens & me
The president is attempting to overtake his Democratic challenger with a strategy of racial polarization in heavily white Midwestern states, even as Democrats make inroads in the Republican-leaning South and West.
Alex BurnsNew: The race on Labor Day...
- Pvt polls show Trump rallying Rs, not moving burbs
- His eye on Midwest but FL/NC/AZ/GA up for grabs
- KERRY urged Biden counterattack, invoking ‘04
- Ds woo BLOOMBERG on FL blitz, to no avail yet