The Campaign Report – April 27, 2020

A new USA Today/Suffolk University Poll shows Joe Biden leading President Trump nationwide by six percentage points, 44% to 38%, a shift from Trump’s three-point lead in the survey as he was being impeached by the House in December.

In a contest without a third-party contender, Biden’s margin jumps to 10 points, 50% to 40%.

New polls from a Republican PAC (Restoration PAC (R)) in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania are likewise devastating for the President.

  • Wisconsin Biden 50%, Trump 45%
  • Michigan: Biden 49%, Trump 43%
  • Pennsylvania: Biden 47%, Trump 47%

A new Baldwin Wallace University Ohio Poll finds Joe Biden barely ahead of President Trump in the presidential race, 44.9% to 44.2%.

Also interesting: 85% of Ohio voters approve of Gov. Mike DeWine’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, compared to 50% who approve of how President Trump has handled the crisis.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi endorsed Joe Biden’s White House bid on Monday, citing the Democrat’s experience helping to pass the Affordable Care Act and implementing the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to argue that he is well positioned to lead the country amid a global pandemic, the Washington Post reports..

Said Pelosi: “As we face coronavirus, Joe has been a voice of reason and resilience, with a clear path to lead us out of this crisis.”

“With a prerecorded video, Pelosi gave the latest in a well-planned string of endorsements that Biden’s advisers have scheduled to drive attention to Biden’s campaign, which has a far more limited reach than President Trump’s operation.”

“One of the worst-kept secrets in Pennsylvania politics is that Sen. Pat Toomey (R) is considering a run for governor in 2022,” the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

“So when the Republican rolled out a plan Thursday to reopen Pennsylvania’s economy, and do it more quickly, in many cases, than Gov. Tom Wolf (D) has planned, it renewed speculation about Toomey’s intentions. Four Pennsylvania GOP insiders who spoke to The Inquirer all saw it as an attempt from the senator to show how he would lead as an executive as he weighed in on a critical issue that has raised the profiles of governors across the country.”

New York is canceling its presidential primary because none of the races on the June 23 ballot are contested, Bloomberg reports.

A new AP-NORC poll finds Democrats are now much more likely than Republicans to support their state conducting elections exclusively by mail, 47% to 29%.

In 2018, about half as many Democrats were in favor, and there was little difference in the views of Democrats and Republicans on the question.

A new Siena poll in New York finds Gov. Andrew Cuomo with a 71% to 28% job approval rating.

By a 78% to 16% margin, voters say they trust Cuomo over President Trump to make a determination about opening New York.

“During times of war and strife, national leaders often aim to unite a broken country and, in the process, broaden their appeal beyond their most loyal supporters. Not President Trump,” the AP reports.

“Confronting a pandemic that has upended his presidency and threatened his reelection prospects, Trump has focused almost exclusively on tending to his base.”

Jonathan Swan: “Two sources who’ve discussed Kemp with Trump told me there’s more to it than a simple policy disagreement.”

Said one: “You’ve got to understand, Trump feels he made Brian Kemp, and he’s right. Kemp would not be governor without Trump. Would it hurt him to be a little bit grateful and to take his advice once in a while?”

“Both sources who spoke to Trump about Kemp said the president remained irritated by Kemp’s earlier decision to ignore Trump’s recommendation to appoint Rep. Doug Collins to the vacant Senate seat in Georgia. Kemp instead appointed Kelly Loeffler.”

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura: “OK, I’ve decided I’m going to test the waters. If I were going to run for president, the Green party would be my first choice. I’ve endorsed the party and I’m testing the waters.”

“To be clear: I haven’t filed anything. I authorized a letter of interest that was sent on my behalf to the Greens and I’m testing the waters for Green Party nomination. I’m an independent. I’m not a Democrat or a Republican because I know they’re not the solution.”

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1 comment on “The Campaign Report – April 27, 2020

  1. I always remember my favorite quote when looking at polls: “No one ever went broke betting on the stupidity of the American people”, sadly it always rings true as a great many Americans can’t tell whose out to help them and who is going to stab them in the back. And virus or not nothing has changed.

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