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  1. the republican party
    Capitol Riot Took Toll on GOP Approval, RegistrationsNearly 140,000 Republican voters quit the party in January, while Democrats opened up a double-digit advantage in approval.
  2. end times
    Trump’s Job Approval Plunging as He Leaves OfficeTrump’s support is in free fall, but is high enough among Republicans to keep them from dumping him. Biden enters office with a bit of a honeymoon.
  3. republican party
    Post-Capitol Hill Riot Polls Reveal Big Problem for GOPEven as Trump’s overall popularity hits all-time lows, a large portion of the Republican base sees him as their champion.
  4. vision 2020
    David Shor’s Postmortem of the 2020 ElectionDemocrats must accept that Biden won through persuasion, not mobilization — and if the party can’t change the Senate, it will need to change itself.
  5. poll position
    Should We Stop Paying Attention to Election Polls?Polls are like democracy: bad except as compared to all the alternatives.
  6. liveblog
    Trump Team Digs In Against Biden: Post-Election UpdatesRepublicans back president’s call election was stolen, as officials refuse to begin transition process for the president-elect.
  7. vision 2020
    What to Watch for on Election Night: An Hour-by-Hour GuideHere’s when we’re likely to know if we’re looking at another Trump upset, a Biden landslide, or a fight that goes into a turbulent overtime.
  8. vision 2020
    New Poll Confirms That High Youth Turnout Would Doom TrumpVoters under 35 back Biden in 41 states; in Texas and Georgia, young voters oppose Trump by roughly 20 points.
  9. coronavirus stimulus
    Why Trump Should Just Cave to Pelosi on Stimulus DealTrump is losing his advantage over Biden in managing the economy. A last-minute stimulus deal may be the only way to get it back.
  10. vision 2020
    Trump Is Running Out of Time to Change These 8 Election X-FactorsExamining the remaining variables, the president is in serious trouble just two weeks ahead of his date with reelection fate.
  11. vision 2020
    Men and Women Have Never Been More Politically DividedThe gender gap in the 2020 election will be record-breaking — and could persist long after Trump is gone.
  12. vision 2020
    2020’s Top Election Forecasters Are Fighting on TwitterNate Silver and G. Elliott Morris are trying to make sense of 2020 — and each other.
  13. vision 2020
    3 Reasons Catching Coronavirus Could Be Bad for Trump PoliticallyShifting media attention away from COVID and toward Biden’s liabilities just got a lot harder.
  14. vision 2020
    How Biden and Trump Pollsters See the Politics of the Supreme Court FightIn an ugly race, even a slight unifying effect for Trump’s base or a chance to portray a vulnerable senator as a Trump lackey can make a difference.
  15. vision 2020
    Trump’s Closing Message to Seniors: I Don’t Care If You Die“It affects elderly people,” Trump said of COVID. “It affects virtually nobody.”
  16. poll position
    New, Highly Credible Polls Offer Bad News For TrumpTrump is not doing well in states he really needs to win (like Arizona), and his troubles are dragging down Republican Senate candidates.
  17. vote by mail
    How Democrats’ Reliance on Mail-In Voting Could Help TrumpEven if the Postal Service does a perfect job this November.
  18. vision 2020
    Polls: Biden Maintains Electoral College Lead, But It’s FragilePolls show a slightly eroding Biden lead nationally, but he’s in great shape unless the margin falls below 3 percent.
  19. poll position
    50 Days Out, Biden Doing Better in Polls Than Clinton, Obama, or KerryThe only candidate to overcome as big a disadvantage as Trump faces now is Obama in 2008, and all hell broke loose that fall.
  20. vision 2020
    5 Reasons Biden’s Odds of Victory Look Better Than EverThere’s still plenty of time on the clock, but the past 48 hours of news and polling makes Biden’s lead look sturdier than before the RNC.
  21. vision 2020
    Polls Reveal the Conventions to Be Enormous Wastes of Time and EffortThe basic shape of the race hasn’t changed after the conventions, though a poll from Pennsylvania is good news for Trump
  22. vision 2020
    Is Biden’s Lead Shrinking?A favorable CNN poll for Trump is getting a lot of attention, but polling averages and presidential approval ratings tell a different story.
  23. 100-person poll
    100 New Yorkers on the New Rules of Outdoor Drinking On a recent Saturday, we asked 100 people at Brooklyn’s McCarren Park about porta-potties, open container laws, and other 2020 etiquette.
  24. vision 2020
    Why 2020 Is Not Just Another 2016Democrats can be forgiven for a superstitious fear of a Trump comeback. But the real threat may not emerge until the polls close.
  25. democracy
    The Coronavirus Crisis Is Proving That Democracy WorksThe president is bleeding support in counties hit hard by COVID-19, as previously pro-Trump voters rationally respond to evidence of his failures.
  26. vision 2020
    Trump Believes That He Is Losing Because He Hasn’t Been Racist EnoughOn the one hand, all available evidence suggests this is wrong. On the other hand, Tucker Carlson suggests it is right.
  27. vision 2020
    Democrats Are on Pace for a Down-Ballot BlowoutThe party’s lead in the congressional generic ballot is higher now than it was in 2018.
  28. vision 2020
    Trump Is Now the 2020 UnderdogThe incumbent’s path to reelection is decidedly narrowing.
  29. vision 2020
    Why Do Trump Supporters Act Like His Reelection Is Certain?For reasons varying from a Trumpian infatuation with “winning” to thoughts of contesting a loss, many Republicans act as though it’s a done deal.
  30. vision 2020
    Why Biden Needs to Win BigGiven Trump’s Electoral College advantage and the need to win Senate races, Biden must have as big a national popular vote lead as he can get.
  31. vision 2020
    No One Group of Voters Will Determine Trump’s FateWinning or losing a voter group is often less important than the margins, where a vote’s a vote–except in the Electoral College.
  32. vision 2020
    Trump Campaign Puts President’s Psychological Needs Above His Political OnesThe president’s team recently bought ad time in D.C. so Trump could hear positive things about himself on TV.
  33. vision 2020
    2020 Election Polls Look Solid, But Not PerfectPrimary polls were about as accurate as in 2016, though they failed to anticipate the Biden surge. November will be a bigger test for pollsters.
  34. vision 2020
    Trump’s Odds of Winning Reelection Are Higher Than You ThinkWeeks into a historic recession, the president’s approval rating remains higher than it’s been for most of his tenure.
  35. vision 2020
    The State of the Presidential Race, Six Months Before Election DayRecent presidential elections show the eventual winner ahead at this point, except for Trump himself in 2016.
  36. vision 2020
    Why Kavanaugh Is the Focus of Republican Attacks on BidenThe GOP would prefer to compare Biden to Kavanaugh, a party-unifying figure, rather than Trump himself, accused of far more misconduct.
  37. vision 2020
    Trump Blasts ‘Fake Polling’ (Unless It Makes Him Look Good)You have to wonder if the president is attacking adverse polls in preparation for attacking adverse election results.
  38. coronavirus
    Most Americans Want Those Protesting Stay-at-Home Orders to Stay at HomeDemocrats, Republicans, and independents are aligned in their opposition to protesters agitating for a swift reopening of the economy.
  39. vision 2020
    5 Reasons Pundits Will Overestimate Trump’s Odds of Winning in NovemberNobody wants to experience Trump gloating at their expense twice in a row.
  40. vision 2020
    Can Bernie Beat the Polls and Win Michigan Again?Clinton led Sanders by similarly large margins in 2016 polls in Michigan, only to lose. But higher turnout could be good news for Biden.
  41. global politics
    Across the World, Voters Are Losing Faith in GovernmentThe percentage of citizens who believe that “the state is run for the benefit of all” has plummeted in a wide array of countries since 2002.
  42. authoritarianism
    President Trump Has Never Been More Dangerous Than He Is NowIn the aftermath of impeachment, Trump’s poll numbers have been rising in tandem with his assaults on democracy.
  43. vision 2020
    Bernie Sanders Opens Up Double-Digit National LeadBut Michael Bloomberg is surging in Super Tuesday states.
  44. state of the union address
    Live State of the Union Polling: Mixed News for a Divisive PresidentParticipants in live dial-testing seem to show support for some of Trump’s agenda, but it hasn’t translated to support for Trump.
  45. vision 2020
    Bernie Sanders Surges Into Lead in New CNN PollSanders is now tied with Biden among nonwhite voters, the survey suggests.
  46. polls
    By 2-to-1 Margin, Voters Say Trump’s Soleimani Strike Made U.S. ‘Less Safe’In a new survey, a majority of Americans say Trump’s Iran policy is “reckless,” while just 24 percent say it made Americans “more safe.”
  47. polls
    Survey: Most Americans Can’t Find Iran on a MapJust 23 percent of registered voters could pick out Iran on an unlabeled map of the world.
  48. vision 2020
    Sanders Leads in New Hampshire, Part of Three-Way Tie for First in Iowa: PollThe end of the holiday polling drought is great for Bernie, and not so great for Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg.
  49. vision 2020
    Why Nobody Can Prevent the All-White Debate StageThere’s no formula for adding nonwhite candidates to debates that won’t add more white candidates as well, reversing the winnowing of the nonviable.
  50. vision 2020
    January Debate Criteria May Winnow Democratic Field Some MoreThe DNC rejects demands for a relaxation of qualifying criteria and for more podiums on the stage.
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