Skip to comments.North Carolinaís special election is great news for Trumpís reelection chances
Posted on 09/11/2019 1:10:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Republican Dan Bishops narrow win in Tuesdays redo election in North Carolinas 9th Congressional District isnt just good news for House Republicans. Despite Bishops small, two-percentage-point margin of victory, its a rare bit of positive news for President Trumps reelection chances.
Its no secret that Trump had a bad August. His job approval rating has slumped to only 43.1 percent in Wednesdays RealClearPolitics average, about two points down from mid-July. Polls generally show him trailing Democratic front-runner Joe Biden by more than 10 percentage points, and they show him behind other potential nominees such as Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) by smaller margins. Numbers like these caused many pundits to think the 9th Districts Democratic nominee Dan McCready could pull off a win in a seat Trump carried by 12 percentage points in 2016.
Bishops win shows that Trumps appeal to his voters remains strong even as his ratings are in a slump. Bishop received 50.7 percent, only a few percentage points below Trumps 54.4 percent from 2016. Moreover, past patterns from congressional special elections during the Trump era suggest that Democrats, who obviously detest the president, are likelier to turn out than Republicans in these lower-profile races. Thats what happened in the demographically similar race in Ohios 12th Congressional District in 2018. Republican Troy Balderson captured only 50.1 percent in his special election win but increased that to 51.4 percent when he ran against the same Democratic opponent in Novembers general election.
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A good headline from the Compost - but not so good (as to be expected) down in the paragraphs.
e.g. “Its no secret that Trump had a bad August.”
Hmm, if the dem had won by 2%, would the win be narrow.
The Washington Compost is hallucinating again. They still believe that Hillary Clinton is President.
Talk about being clueless! if the election were held today, Presdient Trump would slaughter these two. Why would people willing read and accept such false information? They don't even have a clue about the real America.
As does Hillary along with the media.
If Trump keeps having “bad months” like August he will crush his Democratic opponent.
Now—Biden, there is a guy who had a bad August!
My ad-blocker prevents me from reading their lies.
Is life good or what? ;-)
Sleepy Joe 3.0 doesn’t have a chance.
Yet somewhat confusing to us, because our polls show everyone hates him.....
Not just the polls, all those scowling Trump haters delivering the news.
...”They don’t even have a clue about the real America.”...
Exactly right! Most real Americans are not talking and they certainly are not answering the phone when pollsters call. They do show up for Trump rallies, though.
I thought it was a great win considering the name recognition and the 2 year campaign the Democrat had run on. The Republican had only been campaigning for what, 6 months?
Will Joe Biden still be standing upright come November 2020? For that matter, will Bernie?
As we learned in 2016, Trump’s low polling numbers are meaningless. Pay no attention to the polls. They are just making stuff up again.
When I click on the link a pop up comes up and prevents me from reading the article because you can’t get rid of you don’t subscribe.
Its no secret that Trump had a bad August.
Don't, WaPo, let your bias show.
The left REALLY wanted this.
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