The Biden Effect: Attorney General Merrick Garland Tanks in Latest Approval Data.

Newly released Rasmussen polling data shows Joe Biden’s Attorney General Merrick Garland facing collapsing favorability numbers amongst Likely U.S. Voters, following Biden’s own steep popularity decline. Garland – once tipped as a Supreme Court Justice – saw his favorability among Likely U.S. Voters drop even compared to unpopular predecessors such as Donald Trump’s first Attorney General (AG), Jeff Sessions. Conducted between October 21st and 24th, the polling participants came from a broad yet equal range of voter demographics. Rasmussen pollsters focused on two questions: voters’ impression of AG Garland, and whether he is doing a better or worse job than

2020 Preview: Will One of These Long Shots Emerge as a Contender?

It’s 2019, and the new Congress has been sworn in, with Nancy Pelosi reclaiming the speakership after eight years in the minority. The 2020 Democratic presidential primaries are underway in earnest, as the first big name — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren — has formed an exploratory committee (and did a hilariously fake Instagram live video). In the first two parts of our 2020 preview series, we looked at the front runners and the middle tier. Now we’re looking at the bottom tier: those candidates who are big enough names to warrant attention, but face the most uphill climb of all. Terry McAuliffe The former governor