2020 Preview: Could One of These Democrat Underdogs Pull an Upset?

Last week, we began our preview of the 2020 presidential primaries by looking at the front runners for the Democratic nomination. In this next part of our series, we’re looking at the middle tier of candidates who are reaching more than 1 percent in early polls. These are the candidates who would have a decent shot at the nomination but will need to separate themselves from the pack to compete with the big names like Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Kamala Harris. Michael Bloomberg One of the top ten wealthiest people in the world with a

2020 Preview: Who Are the Favorites to Take on Trump?

The 2020 Democrat presidential primaries are taking shape as the first real round of polls comes out. In five national polls released since the midterm elections on November 6th, former Vice President Joe Biden is the clear front runner, leading in four polls and trailing Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) by just two points in the fifth. Most of the other candidates are polling in the single digits. The first poll taken in Iowa, the state where the first vote will be held in February 2020, was also just released, and it showed Biden holding a clear lead there as well. So who are

Could Democrats’ Antics on Kavanaugh Save the GOP Congress?

The Kavanaugh confirmation fight may be over. But the larger battle is still raging. For months, polls have showed an “intensity gap” between Republicans and Democrats for the 2018 midterm elections. Democrats have been much more excited to vote in the elections, and enthusiasm is critical for turnout. But polls taken in the aftermath of sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and the ensuing media firestorm have shown the Democrats’ intensity gap has evaporated. Why? Prior to the fight, some Republicans didn’t feel motivated to get out and vote in 2018. For those who don’t follow politics

Who Will Win the Senate in November? A Glance at Each Battleground Race

With just over 100 days to go before election day, what’s the state of the battleground Senate races? The party which controls the White House usually loses seats in Congress in the first midterm after the presidential election. This year is unique in that Republicans could be poised to lose seats in the House while gaining seats in the Senate due to a highly favorable electoral map. There are 10 Senate Democrats up for re-election in states President Trump carried in 2016. Republicans are hoping to hold all their seats in the Senate and pick off a few Democrats for

Democrat Pollster Admits There’s No Gender Divide on Abortion

A common narrative Americans typically get from the media has been that women are vehemently more pro-abortion than men. However, Democrat pollster Celinda Lake has recently come forward to suggest this line of thinking may not be true. Lake, president of Lake Research, spoke with Joe Concha on Hill TV’s “What America’s Thinking” earlier this week, where she stated, “Women are much less likely to be pro-choice.” She went on to explain that women are also more likely to be religious than men, which results in less support for abortion. A 2016 study done by The Marist Poll surveyed almost

The Trump Economy Is Surging — And Americans Are Reaping the Benefits

Newly released poll data should give pause to those who doubted Trump’s tax cut and regulatory reform agenda. It’s now official: the Trump economy is doing so well that the mainstream media is forced to acknowledge it. From CNBC: For the first time since President Donald Trump took office, the CNBC All-America Economic Survey shows more than half the public approving his handling of the economy, and it appears to be having some impact on his overall job approval rating. The president’s economic approval rating surged 6 points to 51 percent with just 36 percent of the public disapproving, a

New Poll: Majority of Americans Support Strong Limits on Abortion

Results from Gallup’s annual Values and Beliefs poll released this week reveal that the majority of Americans are in favor of placing legal restrictions on abortion. According to the poll, 50 percent of Americans believe abortions should only be available “under certain circumstances,” and the majority of this group believe only a “few circumstances” warrant protection. Eighteen percent of respondents said it should be illegal in all circumstances, while 29 percent said abortion should be available under any circumstance. Looking at the combined numbers, a majority of Americans (53 percent) believe abortion should either be illegal or limited significantly —

Obnoxious Democrats Are Squandering Their Midterm Advantage

Is this year going to look like 2010 or 1998? It’s the end of May, and this week came with the stunning news that the generic ballot gap has narrowed to almost zero. The “generic ballot” is a type of poll which asks voters if they would be more likely to vote for the Republican candidate or Democrat candidate in their district. It generally does not name candidates specifically, but is a good measure of the mood of voters and how they feel about the parties generally. As soon as President Trump took office, Democrats opened a huge lead in