Morning Jolt: Trump Is Way Down in the Polls

On the menu today: President Trump demotes his campaign manager, Brad Parscale, which should dispel the persistent belief that all of the polls are wildly wrong and that Trump's reelection effort is going fine; something really odd is going on with the Washington football team besides the name change; and the motivation of the Lincoln Project is not hard to discern.

Parscale Gets Demoted . . . Which Should End the ‘Trump Is Really Way Ahead’ Spin

Not long ago, I heard from a reader who had heard from a guy who had heard from a guy who shared what was allegedly the hush-hush inside scoop from one of the big political organizations attempting to swing the 2020 election. This assessment was wildly different from the conventional wisdom; so spectacularly different that you may wonder if the use of LSD was involved. Among the conclusions were that the Trump campaign had perfected the art of micro-targeting the remaining small percentage of undecided voters in swing states, that just about everything Trump said and did, was specifically designed to win over those voters — including his tweets — and that Trump was on course to win ...

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WITH JIM GERAGHTY July 16 2020
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WITH JIM GERAGHTY July 16 2020
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Trump Is Way Down in the Polls

On the menu today: President Trump demotes his campaign manager, Brad Parscale, which should dispel the persistent belief that all of the polls are wildly wrong and that Trump's reelection effort is going fine; something really odd is going on with the Washington football team besides the name change; and the motivation of the Lincoln Project is not hard to discern.

Parscale Gets Demoted . . . Which Should End the ‘Trump Is Really Way Ahead’ Spin

Not long ago, I heard from a reader who had heard from a guy who had heard from a guy who shared what was allegedly the hush-hush inside scoop from one of the big political organizations attempting to swing the 2020 election. This assessment was wildly different from the conventional wisdom; so spectacularly different that you may wonder if the use of LSD was involved. Among the conclusions were that the Trump campaign had perfected the art of micro-targeting the remaining small percentage of undecided voters in swing states, that just about everything Trump said and did, was specifically designed to win over those voters — including his tweets — and that Trump was on course to win ...   READ MORE

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