Polls Show President Trump Has An Edge On Joe Biden In Crucial Battleground States

President Donald Trump has an edge on Joe Biden in key battleground states and also leads with independent voters in those states, according to a new poll released on Wednesday.

Trump Has a Small Lead Over Biden in Battleground States that is Outside the Margin of Error

A CNBC/Change Research poll, taken among 5,408 likely voters in the important battleground states of Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin from May 15 to May 17, showed Trump with an edge over Biden, 48 percent to 46 percent.

This makes Trump’s lead, however small, outside the 1.9 percent margin of error.

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Trump Has a Significant Lead with Independent Voters in These States

Among independent voters in those states, Trump has a substantial lead, polling at 41 percent against Biden’s 32 percent.

On who would handle the COVID-19 crisis better, voters are split. However when it comes to who would do better in handling the economy as we reopen the country, Trumps 51 percent to Biden’s 40 percent.

Republicans are more optimistic about recovering from the coronavirus pandemic.  71% of Republicans think the situation is improving, while Democrats and independents tend to disagree. Only 35 percent of independents believe things are improving and that number drops to 12 percent with Democrats.

Democrats and independents were also found to believe more than Republicans that a second wave of the illness would come by the end of 2020.

More Dems and Independent See a Coronavirus Resurgence This Year than Republicans

CNBC reported, “99% of Democrats say that there is at least a 50-50 chance of a second wave in U.S. infections before the end of the year, with 94% telling pollsters that it will probably or definitely happen. On the other hand, 38% of Republicans said a second wave will probably or definitely not appear, with 41% saying there’s a 50-50 chance.”

“More than 8 in 10 independents see at least a 50-50 chance of a second wave this year, with 37% saying there will definitely be one and 19% saying it is probable,” CNBC noted. “If there is a second wave, swing-state voters are divided over who should be blamed. Democrats overwhelmingly said the two people or groups most responsible would be Trump and states that reopened their economies too soon, while Republicans said it would be the fault of China and Democrats.”

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In 2016, Trump beat Hillary Clinton in all of the battleground states the CNBC/Change Research poll conducted surveys in.

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Trump Wants to Know Why George Bush Didn’t Call For End to Partisanship When He Was Being Impeached

President Trump took a jab at George W. Bush after the latter made a rare public statement to address the nation during the coronavirus pandemic.

In a video message posted over the weekend, the former President called for an end to partisanship in the midst of the crisis, something America experienced in the days following the 9/11 tragedy.

“In this time of testing, we need to remember a few things: First, let us remember we have faced times of testing before,” Bush stated. “Following 9/11, I saw a great nation rise as one to honor the brave, grieve with the grieving, and to embrace unavoidable new duties.”

“Let us remember how small our differences are in the face of this shared threat,” he concluded. “In the final analysis, we are not partisan combatants, we are human beings equally vulnerable and wonderful in the sight of God. We rise or fall together.”

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Where Has He Been?

Bush seems to have forgotten how Democrats, almost immediately after the nation rallied around him, tore him apart in the following months and claimed they never supported his response to the 9/11 attacks.

On its surface, Bush’s plea for unity is a genuinely solid message … in normal times.

But these are not normal times. And Trump would like to know where Bush has been with his calls for coming together when Democrats were raking him over the coals from day one, pursuing impeachment hoax after impeachment hoax.

The President quoted Fox News personality Pete Hegseth in a tweet Sunday stating, “Oh by the way, I appreciate the message from former President Bush, but where was he during Impeachment calling for putting partisanship aside?”

Trump added his own thoughts: “He was nowhere to be found in speaking up against the greatest Hoax in American history!”

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Coming Together Means Bowing to Democrats

Understand that there has been a deep past of contentiousness and highly charged political rhetoric amongst the Bush family and the President.

That said, since when are emotions and pride supposed to dictate what great leaders do?

Trump’s correct – if this crisis is enough to coax Bush to ask for an end to partisanship, then it should equally have been of importance to try to bring the nation together when Democrats were distracting the nation with an impeachment witch hunt that wasted the time of lawmakers and likely distracted them from the coronavirus crisis in the first place.

Perhaps had he asked for unity then, there could have been a non-partisan response to the pandemic.

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Trump Torches Mitt Romney In Explaining Why He Was Left Off Coronavirus Task Force

President Trump on Sunday explained to reporters why Senator Mitt Romney was excluded from a White House task force on opening up the economy during the coronavirus crisis.

The administration announced last week a panel of congressional members known as the “Opening Up America Again Congressional Group.”

Those chosen to discuss supply chains, the Paycheck Protection Program and “ways to energize the economy,” included several Democrat lawmakers as well as all 52 of Romney’s GOP colleagues.

Mitt was on the outside looking in.

Doesn’t Need His Advice

The President was first asked if Romney being left off the task force meant he was holding a grudge against the only Republican to vote for his impeachment.

“Yeah it does,” he replied.

Trump then explained why Romney, an accomplished businessman and former governor, was left out. It was a short answer, but sometimes simple is better.

“I’m not a fan of Mitt Romney,” he concluded. “I don’t really want his advice.”

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Who Needs His Advice

Romney (R-UT) was the only Senator to cross party lines and vote to convict President Trump in the Senate impeachment trial. The same trial that took media and congressional focus off of the coronavirus pandemic that was brewing at the time.

Perhaps had Congress been formulating a plan to stem the tide of the virus instead of focusing on an impeachment sham, there would have been less of an economic impact on America in the first place.

“It came up while we were tied down in the impeachment trial,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said of the pandemic. “And I think it diverted the attention of the government because everything every day was all about impeachment.”

Romney helped make that happen.

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Ineffective Romney

Let’s face it – Romney has no interest in helping the President accomplish anything. He only seeks to serve his own political ambitions.

When it benefitted his career, the one-time actual Republican was more than willing to accept Trump’s endorsement for President in 2012 and for Senate in 2018.

Likewise, when he needed attention from his Democrat friends in Congress and the media, Romney votes to impeach and writes op-eds declaring he must “speak out against … actions that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions.”

Except, now he’s been neutered from having the ability to help out our country when we need it most.

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Romney Is The Only Republican Senator Excluded From New White House Coronavirus Task Force

Mitt Romney is the only Republican senator excluded from a congressional task force created by the White House to formulate a plan to reopen the country.

The administration released a list of members in Congress who took part in a phone call with the President discussing supply chains, the Paycheck Protection Program and “ways to energize the economy.”

The Hill reports that the list “included nearly 70 senators, including all 52 of Romney’s GOP colleagues in the chamber.”

Romney, however, is on the outside looking in.

Romney Excluded

This would be more noteworthy if anyone was under the impression Romney still identifies as an actual member of the GOP.

In reality, he sits on the sidelines with his Democrat colleagues whose work in trying to dismantle the Trump presidency runs more in line with his own political motivations.

Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sander (Communist-VT), along with red-state Democrats Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Doug Jones (D-AL) were all left off the task force.

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Romney’s Clouded Judgment

Had Romney been included on the task force, there’d be little surprise due to his successful business background. His acumen in creating jobs and improving business economic conditions can not be disputed.

His judgment, on the other hand, has been very clouded over the last few years. Why would the President want someone on a task force to jump-start the economy when:

  1. That person knows an improved economy will help the nation and by extension the President and
  2. That person has a history of trying to hurt the current administration.

It seems like a solid choice NOT to pick Romney.

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Impeachment Slowed Coronavirus Response

Worth noting that many actual Republicans in Congress have admitted that the impeachment charade was a key factor in their inability to help the President take action on the coronavirus.

You know, the impeachment that Romney joined in on in voting to convict the President?

“It came up while we were tied down in the impeachment trial,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. “And I think it diverted the attention of the government because everything every day was all about impeachment.”

While Democrats were entirely focused on impeachment, President Trump would issue travel restrictions with China, establish a Coronavirus Task Force, and declare coronavirus a public health emergency, among many other actions.

President Trump repeatedly mocked Romney last month when it became evident that he would have to self-quarantine during the coronavirus crisis due to possible exposure through Senator Rand Paul.

“Romney is in isolation?” Trump asked a reporter. “Gee, that’s too bad.”

Now he’s being isolated from the task force to open the American economy back up again. Romney’s actions are now limiting his ability to serve his constituents and make America great again.

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President Trump Taunts Romney Over Coronavirus Test Results

President Donald Trump again taunted Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) Wednesday, this time over the results of his coronavirus test.

Romney announced on Tuesday that his test results came back negative, but would have to remain in quarantine for the remainder of an initial 14-day period.

“Thankfully I’ve tested negative for COVID-19,” the at-times Republican wrote to his followers on Twitter.

“Nevertheless, guidance from my physician, consistent with the CDC guidelines, requires me to remain in quarantine as the test does not rule out the onset of symptoms during the 14-day period,” he added.

Trump Just Can’t Resist

The President couldn’t resist taking a jab at Romney, firing off an early morning tweet laced with sarcasm over the “RINO’s” negative test results.

“This is really great news! I am so happy I can barely speak,” he quipped.

“He may have been a terrible presidential candidate and an even worse U.S. Senator, but he is a RINO, and I like him a lot!” Trump announced.

 

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Can Barely Speak

While the President claims he can barely speak on the matter due to overwhelming joy, this is the second time he has trolled Romney over the serious effects of potentially being exposed to coronavirus.

Earlier this week, Romney announced that he would have to self-quarantine upon learning that Senator Rand Paul had become the first of his colleagues to test positive for coronavirus.

He explained that the two had “sat next” to each other “for extended periods in recent days.”

Trump responded, not by joking about the virus, but by joking about Romney having to be isolated.

“Romney is in isolation?” he asked a reporter. “Gee, that’s too bad.”

 

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Trump Mocks Avenatti Too

Romney has been a perpetual thorn in the President’s side, most recently suggesting Trump was ill-prepared for the coronavirus crisis.

This, despite the fact that many experts, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, have said his actions very early on saved lives and will prevent the United States from going down the same path as Italy.

Not to mention Romney, around the same time Trump was taking precautions to protect America in late January, was joining Democrats in voting for the President’s impeachment.

Trump was really dishing out the sarcasm, as he also went after media-darling Michael Avenatti.

 

A judge rejected Avenatti’s plea for release from prison due to the coronavirus crisis. He was convicted for attempting to extort more than $25 million from Nike in February.

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Trump Responds To Romney Having To Self-Quarantine: ‘Gee, That’s Too Bad’

President Trump couldn’t resist taking a jab at Mitt Romney after hearing the news that Utah’s Senator would have to self-quarantine.

Romney announced that he would have to take the responsible action upon learning that Senator Rand Paul had become the first of his colleagues to test positive for coronavirus.

He had been in close proximity to Paul recently.

“Since Senator Romney sat next to Senator Paul for extended periods in recent days and consistent with CDC guidance, the attending physician has ordered him to immediately self-quarantine and not to vote on the Senate floor,” Romney’s office said in a statement.

Trump’s Response

President Trump learned of Romney’s self-quarantine through a White House reporter who noted four senators in total had moved to isolate.

“Romney, Senator Lee, Senator Gardner and Senator Rick Scott, also,” the reporter conveyed. “Two of them were in contact …”

“Romney is in isolation?” Trump interrupted. “Gee, that’s too bad. Go ahead.”

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Media Will Blow It Out of Proportion

The reporter responded to Trump’s comment asking, “Do I detect sarcasm there, sir?”

“No, none whatsoever,” Trump replied.

While the media would like you to think that Trump’s alleged sarcasm is downplaying the seriousness of the virus, he isn’t.

He’s referring to the precautionary measures numerous Americans have taken when in proximity to somebody who has been exposed to coronavirus.

There is no indication Romney is suffering from any symptoms. In fact, his statement adds that “he has no symptoms.”

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Romney Criticized Trump

Late last month, Romney took a jab at President Trump claiming he was unprepared for the coronavirus crisis.

“I’m very disappointed in the degree to which we’ve prepared for a pandemic, both in terms of protective equipment and in terms of medical devices that would help people once they are infected,” Romney criticized.

In reality, the President was already taking action in trying to quell the spread of the virus.

He took those steps despite a looming impeachment trial.

Perhaps if Romney hadn’t joined his Democrat buddies in becoming the only Republican senator to break party lines and vote in favor of Trump being impeached, he could have focused his efforts on advising the President or working with the administration to solve this problem.

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Americans Are Rallying Around the President: Approval Rating On Coronavirus Handling Skyrockets

The American people are voicing their approval of how President Trump is handling the coronavirus crisis, with a new poll showing his approval ratings skyrocketing.

In the span of just one week, the President turned his negative approval ratings in dealing with the pandemic completely around.

According to a new ABC News/Ipsos poll released on Friday, 55 percent of Americans approve of the President’s management of the coronavirus problem, while just 43 percent disapprove.

These numbers mark a nearly exact reversal of results from one week earlier.

What Changed

We would argue that it occasionally takes time for the truth to come out in the United States when the entire media complex is hell-bent on destroying the President.

Yes, Trump did try to quell panic by downplaying the threat early on. But as any good President does, he evolved on the matter. Remember when Barack Obama was hailed as a hero for ‘evolving’ on things?

The President quickly – faster than any Democrat who was more focused on impeachment – buckled down and got to work trying to solve this crisis.

“Over the course of a week, the president has shifted his approach and tone, giving daily briefings on the crisis since Saturday, alongside the White House task force leading the response to the coronavirus and announcing some severe measures to combat the virus,” ABC News reported.

“He’s also taken on a more somber tone, saying of his own tenor ‘people actually liked it’ as the reality of the scale of the virus set in.”

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Democrats Support Trump

Here’s where things get a little shocking – Despite every attempt by prominent resistance lawmakers to paint Trump as a racist for calling the pandemic a “Chinese virus,” Democrat voters’ support for the President has doubled.

“30 percent of Democrats approve, which is about double the number from last week’s poll, and 69 percent disapprove, down from 86 percent,” reports ABC News. “Meanwhile, an overwhelming 92 percent of Republicans approve, up from 86 percent last week.”

President Trump recently signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act which will provide economic assistance to America’s businesses and workers.

At the same time, FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn noted the “record time” it’s taking to pursue a coronavirus vaccine due to an “impressive public-private partnership,” something the President has been advocating.

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Near-Universal Praise

You know the tide has to be turning on public opinion when even Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Trump-hater to the extreme, is praising the President for an “incredible” and “right response” to the coronavirus crisis.

“[Ayanna Pressley] always says, unprecedented times require unprecedented leadership and we are seeing that in our country right now,” Omar wrote.

Ronny Jackson, the former lead White House doctor appointed by Barack Obama, praised President Trump saying his ‘quick and decisive’ actions have saved “countless American lives.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, provided positive feedback on the President’s quick action in implementing necessary travel bans.

President Trump has reminded the American people that “nothing will stand in our way as we pursue any avenue to find what best works against this horrible virus.”

That is the kind of leadership we need right now.

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Pelosi Calls Herself ‘Lioness,’ Insists Trump Is ‘Most Dangerous Person’ In American History

In a glowing interview with Variety magazine, Nancy Pelosi hammered President Trump as the most dangerous person this country has ever seen.

The Speaker of the House also presented herself as a “lioness,” determined to protect the children from this dangerous President.

“I have real problems with this president because he doesn’t tell the truth, he doesn’t honor the Constitution and he’s harming children,” she said unironically as a person who doesn’t tell the truth, honor the Constitution, and harms children

“My whole message is about children,” the staunch abortion advocate claimed. “Anybody who hurts children — I’m a lioness. Watch out.”

Pelosi then engaged in her trademark hyperbole over the ‘dangers’ of President Trump.

“We have the most dangerous person in the history of our country sitting in the White House,” the California Democrat suggested, advising Democrats to turn out and vote to defeat him.

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The Children

Odd how Pelosi, the ‘lioness’ protecting children, is the current leader of a Democrat party that supports abortion right up until the moment of birth.

Also odd, how she didn’t utter a word about children being separated from adults who were using them as a means to cross the border when Barack Obama was doing it.

Some ‘lioness.’

It’s all for show, of course. Pelosi isn’t concerned about the children so much as she’s concerned about the next election.

“People thought Hillary would win so they didn’t all turn out,” she said of the 2016 election. “Nobody could possibly think that somebody like Donald Trump could be elected president of the United States.”

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All For Show

Furthering the argument that everything she says and does is politically calculating, Pelosi admitted to Variety that her State of the Union stunt this year was, in fact, well thought out in advance.

Though previously claiming she tore up her copy of President Trump’s speech spontaneously, Variety reports that “the decision to rip up her copy was not impulsive.”

“He used the Congress as the backdrop for a reality television show when he had absolutely no reality in his speech,” Pelosi complained.

Speaking of losing touch with reality, the top Democrat has previously fretted that this “dangerous” man winning in 2020 would mean the end of “civilization as we know it.”

What will really sadden Pelosi is the knowledge that it was her push for impeachment that is going to help Trump get re-elected.

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Matt Gaetz Confronts Joy Behar – Asks If She’s In Mourning Over Death Of Democratic Party As ‘Venezuela Wing’ Takes Over

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-FL., appeared on the ABC talk show “The View” on Thursday morning, and chaos quickly ensued when he got into a verbal altercation with liberal cohost Joy Behar.

“I was just wondering if you were wearing black as a consequence of, like, the death of the political left in the debate last night,” Gaetz asked Behar, who fired back by telling the congressman not to “count the dead yet.”

This came after Behar had predicted that former Vice President Joe Biden would be the nominee, saying that former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg killed his own chances at last night’s debate. Gaetz disagreed with her, however, saying that Biden should be counted out of the race as well.

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“What states is he going to win?” Gaetz asked, adding that the whole “premise of the Biden campaign” was his electability, yet he didn’t win in New Hampshire or Iowa.

“So, now you have socialist Bernie Sanders against billionaire Michael Bloomberg,” he said, going on to argue that Democrats will not nominate an actual Democrat.

“They’re either going to nominate a socialist or someone who some time ago was a Republican,” Gaetz continued.

Later on, the Florida congressman slammed what he described as the “Venezuela wing of the Democratic Party.”

“Oh, c’mon, the Venezuela wing!” an exacerbated Behar exclaimed.

One of the best moments of the show came when the panel talked about President Donald Trump’s decision to nominate Ambassador Richard Grenell to serve as acting director of national intelligence. When Behar claimed that Germany sees Grennel as “thin-skinned,” Gaetz fired back by insulting the talk show.

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“Well, this is ‘The View,’ aren’t we all?” he asked, as Behar vehemently denied his statement.

Behar and her fellow liberals on “The View” are typically only challenged by Meghan McCain, the sole conservative on the show, so it was satisfying to see another conservative step in to show them who’s boss. In the end, Gaetz exposed Behar as the ignorant liberal sheep that she is, and viewers of “The View” won’t be forgetting that anytime soon.

This piece originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

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Joe Biden On Debating Trump: ‘I Can Hardly Wait’

Former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Thursday that he was eager to debate President Donald Trump.

‘I can hardly wait’

“I can hardly wait,” Biden told ABC’s “The View,” calling Trump “the most corrupt president we’ve ever had.”

Biden defended his decision to remain in the presidential race in the interview despite terrible results in both Iowa and New Hampshire

“People know me. They know who I am,” Biden said. “They know I’ve never been accused of doing anything indecent, I haven’t lied. I’ve been straight up.”

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‘I’m authentic’

“The bad news for me is I’m authentic,” he continued. “I say what I mean. I mean what I say and sometimes I say all that I mean but that’s — you know …”

The View co-host Sunny Hostin noted that Biden’s supposed reputation for being authentic was one of the reasons many people thought he should have been a witness in the Senate impeachment trial against Trump.

“At one point there was talk of this trade. Bolton testifying for your testimony,” Hostin said. “Many people think you should have testified because you would make a good witness. Why didn’t you?”

Biden dismissed the question, claiming no one had asked him to testify, then immediately went back to attacking Trump.

“Look, this is a tactic he uses,” Biden said. “The best thing when you’re attacked, go to somebody else, take your eye off the ball, focus on something else. I’ll be damned if I’m going to give him that opportunity. I can hardly wait to get him on the debate stage …”

The audience burst into applause.

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Biden Continues to Pretend to be a Hardballer Despite Poor Showings in Iowa and New Hampshire

“I can hardly wait. This is the most corrupt president we’ve ever had,” Biden went on. “He wants to fight corruption. Mr. President, I released 21 years of my tax returns. Release one of yours. What do you have hiding?”

Joy Behar then intervened, asking, “Let’s say you’re on the debate stage with him and he does what he did to Hillary, starts hovering behind you like a big monster behind the poor woman. What are you going to do?”

“I’ll say, come up here, Jack. Up here. Stand next to me. Come on, this guy is a — oh gosh,” Biden laughed while shaking his head. “God, give me the grace to not say what I’m thinking.”

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