Trump’s Support Is Withering in Areas Where Virus Cases Are Rising

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    • #334303
      Cold Mountain Trail
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      The slide in support for Trump occurred as the president stopped talking about the virus and masks to focus instead almost entirely on reopening, a risky gamble that so far appears to be backfiring.

      Pew Research Center polls show Trump’s approval is slipping fastest in the 500 counties where the number of cases have been more than 28 coronavirus deaths per 100,000 people…

      And older voters, who have typically trended conservative and have backed Trump in the past, are abandoning him at the same time the virus hits those ages 65 and older the hardest…

      As recently as May 1, when Texas began its reopening and many Republican-led states followed, only 34% of new virus cases were coming from those states. The states first accounted for a majority of new cases just over a month ago, on June 4, according to a seven-day rolling average.

      Within that same time frame, Trump’s support has dwindled in states long considered Republican strongholds. Biden narrowly led Trump in Texas, 45%-44%, a state the president won by 9 percentage points in 2016. In Georgia, which Trump won by 5 points in 2016, Biden was up 47%-45% in a Fox News Poll taken June 20-23.

      https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-06/trump-preparing-orders-on-china-and-manufacturing-top-aide-says

    • #334320
      retired liberal
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      Someone that was beholden to the people, instead of the lobbyists of the rich and powerful.

      We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
      If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.
      Both major political parties are special interest groups enabling each other for power and money, at the expense of the people they no longer properly serve…
      Always wear a proper mask when out and about. The life you save could be both yours and mine.

    • #334321
      Ohio Barbarian
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      @retiredliberal As opposed to Biden’s ten or so. And the Republicans would be looking at 1932.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I'll show you a crook.--Harry Truman

    • #334323
      N2Doc
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      @ohiobarbarian – Yes, and the Democrats would be looking at 1932 as well. Which is exactly why Bernie got hosed in the primary.

    • #334327
      GZeusH
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      and they just don’t know it yet.   There is still plenty of time for Congressional candidates to file for the fall election.   Maybe the Greens and the Libertarians can sweep the two Corruption parties out and start anew.

      Even a retired cynical Greek deity can hope, can’t he?

    • #334329
      jwirr
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      The hoax just got real and after they followed tRump down the too early reopening. That is happening across the south. Unfortunately.

      jwirr

    • #334354
      MizzGrizz
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      No one except the billionaires and the professional class was going to vote for Joe Biden.

      But he has handled the pandemic so badly from Day One that he is losing support as people  slowly realize that his denials don’t change what’s happening.

      Just like his equally egotistical opponent last time,this election was his to lose after Bernie got stomped,and he is losing it.

       

    • #334416
      bazukhov
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      I guess they can no longer be regarded as Real Patriots and won’t be lodged in his Heroes Garden.

      Tell me, great captain, how do the angels sleep when the devil leaves his porch light on? Tom Waites

    • #334425
      Fasttense
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      So, I guess they are noticing. In about 2 to 3 weeks his solid Nazi base is going to be pretty sick from attending his rallies. So, I expect by September his polls will be in the basement even among racists.

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