click to enlarge There's plenty of reason to believe that the Midwestern states that helped land President Donald Trump his surprise victory in 2016 are having buyer's remorse — whether it's because of Trump's repeated attempts at cutting Great Lakes funding, the culture wars waged on the African-American and Arab-American communities, a lack of confidence in the economy, or just an understandable fatigue of the daily chaos created from the President's Twitter addiction. That's supported by a new Reuters poll, which found a majority of likely voters in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana disapprove of Trump. Trump won the 2016 election by unexpectedly breaking through the so-called "Blue Wall" of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, long considered Democrat strongholds. But the pendulum might be swinging back. According to the poll, more than half of likely voters in those five Rust Belt states think the country is now on the "wrong track," and more than … [Read more...] about Poll: Democrats have edge in Rust Belt states Trump won
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Indiana U.S. Senator seen as one of the chamber’s most vulnerable Democrats has a slight edge while four of his Rust Belt Democratic colleagues have solid leads in states President Donald Trump won in 2016, a Reuters poll found. FILE PHOTO: A combination photo shows L-R: U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Ohio gubernatorial candidates; Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray, all running in 2018 races in one of five states that President Donald Trump carried in 2016, from Reuters files. REUTERS/File Photos A Reuters/Ipsos/UVA Center for Politics Poll released on Wednesday found that a majority of likely voters in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana disapprove of the Republican president and more than one-third were “very motivated” to back someone who would oppose his policies. The poll found that Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana has a 3 percentage point lead among likely … [Read more...] about Democrats have leads in Rust Belt states that Trump won: Reuters poll
Sara Burnett, Associated Press Updated 11:36 pm CDT, Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., speaks to a supporter at a campaign stop at the University of Missouri - St. Louis Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in St. Louis. McCaskill is running for re-election. McCaskill faces a double challenge as she campaigns for re-election in heavily Republican Missouri for a seat that could determine which party controls the Senate. less Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., speaks to a supporter at a campaign stop at the University of Missouri - St. Louis Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in St. Louis. McCaskill is running for re-election. McCaskill faces a ... more Photo: Jeff Roberson, AP In this Sept. 12, 2018, photo, Missouri GOP Attorney General Josh Hawley speaks to voters during a stop in Columbia, Mo. Hawley is trying to unseat Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. In this Sept. 12, 2018, photo, Missouri GOP Attorney … [Read more...] about Trying to hold state Trump won, McCaskill feels pull to left
By Emmanuel Lusardi Wednesday, September 12, 2018Daily, we yell at our televisions, asking why Republican leaders don’t stand up for our country or just political norms over their political party and call out President Donald Trump for his racist, xenophobic and bizarre antics and constant lying. lack of support for the Safe Communities Act, which would, in essence, make Massachusetts a sanctuary state and help protect vulnerable immigrants. Politicians continue to fundraise on the backs of immigrants, often lambasting Republicans for allowing immigrants without legal status to be ripped from their families and loved ones as they themselves do nothing. More specifically, why is Cambridge’s House of Representative delegation doing so little to force Speaker Robert DeLeo to call for a vote on the act, especially those who hold committee chairs? I’ll tell you why: Trump won more than 90 communities in Massachusetts in the 2016 presidential election. There are also many … [Read more...] about Dems’ electoral math sacrifices immigrants for candidates facing Bay State Trump voters
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by ByMatt Flegenheimer and Thomas Kaplan Aug. 19, 2018 CONWAY, Pa. — The rules are workable enough in the right hands, in the right corner of a right-leaning region of a state like this one. Avoid the jacket-and-tie look, so voters — wary enough of Democrats — do not think they are looking at a Jehovah’s Witness. “That happened,” recalled Representative Conor Lamb, now in a polo shirt. Pivot to safe subjects. After a local here loudly mocked the idea of “Russian collusion” with President Trump to a peer, Mr. Lamb, 34, moved in to introduce himself, telling the man (who said he was Russian) about falling in love with Russian cuisine when he was in the Marines. And if all else fails — and it will, often — there is always prayer. “I was … [Read more...] about Trump Won Pennsylvania. Democrats Want the State (and His Voters) Back.