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Saturday, April 25, 2020

President Trump's erratic handling of the coronavirus outbreak, the worsening economy and a cascade of ominous public and private polling have Republicans increasingly nervous that they are at risk of losing the presidency and the Senate if Mr. Trump does not put the nation on a radically improved course.

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#1 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-04-25 03:17 PM | Reply

"We built the greatest economy in the world; I'll do it a second time," Mr. Trump said earlier this month, road-testing a theme he will deploy in the coming weeks.

Still, a recent wave of polling has fueled Republican anxieties, as Mr. Biden leads in virtually every competitive state.

The surveys also showed Republican senators in Arizona, Colorado, North Carolina and Maine trailing or locked in a dead heat with potential Democratic rivals " in part because their fate is linked to Mr. Trump's job performance. If incumbents in those states lose, and Republicans pick up only the Senate seat in Alabama, Democrats would take control of the chamber should Mr. Biden win the presidency.

"He's got to run very close for us to keep the Senate," Charles R. Black Jr., a veteran Republican consultant, said of Mr. Trump. "I've always thought we were favored to, but I can't say that now with all these cards up in the air."

Republicans were taken aback this past week by the results of a 17-state survey commissioned by the Republican National Committee. It found the president struggling in the Electoral College battlegrounds and likely to lose without signs of an economic rebound this fall, according to a party strategist outside the R.N.C. who is familiar with the poll's results.

The Trump campaign's own surveys have also shown an erosion of support, according to four people familiar with the data, as the coronavirus remains the No. 1 issue worrying voters.


I'm thinking this will all come down to a second wave. Should it arrive and be even similar of a disruption, Trump and the Republican Senate may just be sunk. I never though it would happen. It fits with the information that I gathered at an regional economic round table that was held mere weeks before this pandemic. The Dean of Economics at the University of San Diego declared the fears of a recession looming were overblown, that our economic outlook continued to look nice and rosy, which was a bit surprising to him. Of course, he left us with a disclaimer to that rosy outlook: it could very well implode should a major event take place. When asked for an example of such an event, the dean provided two: a war or a pandemic. To this end as it relates to Trump's electability as an incumbent, I didn't think anything would be capable of knocking him off his pedestal. Clearly a war just might be the thing to turn his current electability around, but when the dean brought up a pandemic, I then thought it would probably be the ONLY thing that would have the effect significant enough to sway voters from reelecting a modern U.S. President incumbent. That would be unprecedented.

#2 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-04-25 03:24 PM | Reply

...But so is this pandemic.

#3 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-04-25 03:24 PM | Reply

Been saying this for months.
The Blue Tsunami in November is going to devastate the GOnP!

#4 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2020-04-25 04:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You realize this guarantees war with Iran.

#5 | Posted by bored at 2020-04-25 04:10 PM | Reply

You realize this guarantees war with Iran.

#5 | Posted by bored at 2020-04-25

High probability.

But it won't do what he wants it to do for him.

Too many people see through him, or are desperate.

He'll seek to ruin the election.

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2020-04-25 05:43 PM | Reply

OMFG! This is terrible news! Is there anything we can do to help?

Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha...

#7 | Posted by contrecoup at 2020-04-25 06:04 PM | Reply

If there's any justice at all, Trump's failure should drag all their asses into the abyss with him. I felt that way long before the pandemic. He's the worst combination of corrupt and stupid, and anyone who had an active role in enabling his shameful presidency - I'm looking at you, Turtle Man - should never see another day in public office.

#8 | Posted by cbob at 2020-04-25 06:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The dems need to hit this point over, and over, and over. T'rump is still in office because the partisan swine of the GOP refused to hold him accountable for high crimes.

Their ONLY plausable defense will be something like "Yeah? So what?".

Think of the coming general election as a "final exam" for America.

If we fail to send this lot back to the abyss, we deserve whatever happens to us.

#9 | Posted by contrecoup at 2020-04-25 07:11 PM | Reply

@#8 ... If there's any justice at all, Trump's failure should drag all their asses into the abyss with him. ...

I somewhat agree, but with a big explanation, and maybe a tangent...

If the Congressional Republicans have difficulties in the upcoming election process it should be because of their actions, and their actions alone. Not because of the egregiously abhorrent actions of the leader of their party.

If the Congressional Republicans have difficulties in the upcoming election process it should be because of their refusal to deal with the problem occupying the Oval Office.

It should not be because they are Republicans who support Pres Trump.

It should be because they have abdicated their sworn responsibility to the Constitution and the Amercian People.

#10 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-04-25 07:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I haven't seen Trump supporters even remotely displeased with him.

The election is very far away. Liberals should work very hard to present a compelling case to the voters. And by that, I mean people who vote.

#11 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-04-26 12:24 AM | Reply

The Republican Party should not just be defeated, it needs to be destroyed. Every Republican politician in the nation needs to be chased from their offices in fear of death. Look at what these people have done to this nation! They are America's enemies just as much as Russians were, just as much as any enemy we have ever faced is. There is no excuse for still identifying as one of them.

#12 | Posted by danni at 2020-04-26 08:29 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I haven't seen Trump supporters even remotely displeased with him.

#11 | Posted by BruceBanner

They are what mass hysteria really looks like.

#13 | Posted by Zed at 2020-04-26 08:33 AM | Reply

Evert Republican politician in the nation needs to be chased from their offices in fear of death. - #12 Danni

Another death treat? SM +10

#14 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2020-04-26 10:17 AM | Reply

Leaving office in disgrace.

#15 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-04-26 10:33 AM | Reply

Every Republican politician in the nation needs to be chased from their offices in fear of death. - #12 Danni
Another death threat? SM +10

Corrected.

#16 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2020-04-26 10:36 AM | Reply

"Another death threat? SM +10"

Baloney! I'm not threatening anyone, I'm just recommending a solution to our biggest problem, one that has cost thousands of lives and trillions of dollar.
That you can't admit the same things just indicates you don't yet have the courage to do so. Trust me on this, at some point you will admit the Republican Party has led us into ruin. Ronald Reagan will no longer be seen as a saint but instead the traitorous bastard he actually wa. And all of the following Republican Presidents did the same, they all colluded with foreign leaders to the detriment of our nation whether or not you are willing to understand and admit that. We have the testimony of the foreign leaders they colluded with to justify the accusations.

Open your eyes, look at the world as it is right now. Republicans love to accuse Democrats of favoring open borders but, really? Who were actually the biggest proponents of globalism? I've been preaching against outsourcing since my first day posting on this site, talking about exactly the things we are experiencing today, like drug shortages. When will Americans get it through their thick skulls that corporations care only for profit and not a whit about the welfare of our population. This point is going to be very pertinent in the next few weeks when Americans can't get the drugs they need.

#17 | Posted by danni at 2020-04-26 12:45 PM | Reply

Evert Republican politician in the nation needs to be chased from their offices in fear of death.

"In fear of death." Okay Betty Sue (SM+12) explain that.

#18 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2020-04-26 01:26 PM | Reply

It means hang them for being traitors.

You Deplorables support the death penalty, how is this hard to figure out?

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-26 01:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Republicans See Trump Sinking and Taking Senate with Him

Sounds like Republicans has a very realistic understanding of what is coming at them in November. Which is fine. But you know that they will try to sow as much chaos as they possibly can in the interim.

#20 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-04-26 02:39 PM | Reply

Another death threat? SM +10"

Baloney! I'm not threatening anyone, I'm just recommending a solution to our biggest problem, one that has cost thousands of lives and trillions of dollar.
That you can't admit the same things just indicates you don't yet have the courage to do so. Trust me on this, at some point you will admit the Republican Party has led us into ruin. Ronald Reagan will no longer be seen as a saint but instead the traitorous bastard he actually wa. And all of the following Republican Presidents did the same, they all colluded with foreign leaders to the detriment of our nation whether or not you are willing to understand and admit that. We have the testimony of the foreign leaders they colluded with to justify the accusations.

Open your eyes, look at the world as it is right now. Republicans love to accuse Democrats of favoring open borders but, really? Who were actually the biggest proponents of globalism? I've been preaching against outsourcing since my first day posting on this site, talking about exactly the things we are experiencing today, like drug shortages. When will Americans get it through their thick skulls that corporations care only for profit and not a whit about the welfare of our population. This point is going to be very pertinent in the next few weeks when Americans can't get the drugs they need.

#17 | POSTED BY DANNI

LOL, Gracie just got his butt handed to him on a silver platter! WTG Danni!

#21 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2020-04-26 06:48 PM | Reply

It means hang them for being traitors.

You Deplorables support the death penalty, how is this hard to figure out?

#19 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Dang! Gracie just got posterized 2 posts in a row.
Hey Gracie got some free advice for your anti-american arse...
When You are in a hole and want out, Quit digging, you hilljack!
LMAO! You're getting owned son!

#22 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2020-04-26 06:54 PM | Reply

If Joe "2 fingers" biden withdraws and a sane Democrat is inserted all this septugenarian senility can be ended.

#23 | Posted by visiter at 2020-04-26 08:15 PM | Reply

"If Joe "2 fingers" biden withdraws"

I see what you did there!

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-26 08:24 PM | Reply

If Joe "2 fingers" biden withdraws and a sane Democrat is inserted all this septugenarian senility can be ended.

#23 | POSTED BY comrade comrade VISITER

Now do your hero Trump (who has sexually assaulted at least 25 women).

#25 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2020-04-27 01:22 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

THAT would be absolutely wonderful...

I will believe it, however, when i see it.
Never discount the GOP from trying to CHEAT
their way to Victory yet again...

Cannot be trusted...

#26 | Posted by earthmuse at 2020-04-27 10:30 AM | Reply

If the Congressional Republicans have difficulties in the upcoming election process it should be because of their refusal to deal with the problem occupying the Oval Office.

It should not be because they are Republicans who support Pres Trump.

It should be because they have abdicated their sworn responsibility to the Constitution and the Amercian People.

Those things are one in the same. Supporting Trump is an affront to the Constitution. He runs the country in bad faith, profits from his office, and violates the Emoluments Clause constantly. "Supporting" him is an abdication of responsibility.

#27 | Posted by JOE at 2020-04-27 10:40 AM | Reply

As to the article, in any sane respectable nation Trump would lose to virtually any candidate in a historic landslide and his party would lose to supermajorities in both houses of Congress.

Instead the presidential race will be close and Dems taking the Senate is still viewed by most as a long shot. Because this nation is actually close to 50/50 on whether they want an alt-right nazi-sympathizing rapist as its president.

Think about that.

#28 | Posted by JOE at 2020-04-27 10:42 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

The democrats could win the Alabama seat too, if they tried.

The rethugs opponent is either gonna be a football coach with no experience or Jeff sessions, both of whom are fighting over who gives trump the best tongue baths.

All they would have to do is replay the gop-ers ads from 3-4 months ago.

#29 | Posted by kudzu at 2020-04-27 11:24 AM | Reply

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