Politics: Analysis: Trump Leans on a Changed GOP for Support - - PressFrom - US
  •   
  •   
  •   

Politics Analysis: Trump Leans on a Changed GOP for Support

14:55  19 october  2019
14:55  19 october  2019 Source:   online.wsj.com

Biden Says Trump Should Be Impeached

  Biden Says Trump Should Be Impeached Former Vice President Joe Biden said that President Trump should be impeached, saying that Mr. Trump has obstructed justice by refusing to comply with the impeachment inquiry in Congress.Mr. Biden, who had previously stopped short of calling for outright impeachment, offered a forceful rationale in urging Congress to impeach his presidential rival. He said Mr. Trump had obstructed justice by refusing to comply with congressional inquiries and committed impeachable acts in full sight of Americans.

Donald Trump won the presidency in large part by changing the mix of voters who make up the Republican Party. Mr. Trump accelerated the movement of working-class voters into the Republican Party, creating a GOP that now represents more middle- and lower-income Americans, a Wall Street

The most ardent Trump supporters agree with Mr. Trump ’s restrictive positions on immigration and his opposition to efforts to address climate change GOP strategist Whit Ayres says the party’s next leader could redefine the Republican image but would still need to reckon with the party’s changed

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump won the White House in large part by changing the mix of voters who make up the Republican Party. Now, as he faces the threat of impeachment, the party base he helped to create is proving to be his most important barrier to removal from office.

a group of people in front of a crowd: The party’s demographics and priorities have shifted since 2016. Will those trends carry the president through impeachment to a second term — and endure after him?  Some 84% of Republicans approve of President Trump’s job performance, essentially unchanged since his inauguration. © Cheryl Senter for The Wall Street Journal

The party’s demographics and priorities have shifted since 2016. Will those trends carry the president through impeachment to a second term — and endure after him? Some 84% of Republicans approve of President Trump’s job performance, essentially unchanged since his inauguration.

Mr. Trump accelerated the movement of working-class voters into the Republican Party, creating a GOP that now represents more middle- and lower-income Americans, a Wall Street Journal analysis shows. He has reframed much of the Republican agenda to appeal to these voters, particularly on trade, immigration and foreign affairs, in many cases upending 40 years of GOP policy.

You don’t have to climb a ladder to change your Nest smoke detector’s Wi-Fi anymore

  You don’t have to climb a ladder to change your Nest smoke detector’s Wi-Fi anymore It was a stupid amount of work to update your Wi-Fi password. I own a Nest Protect, and my unit was unable to connect to the internet for several months earlier this year after I changed my Wi-Fi network’s name. I don’t own a ladder so I couldn’t get back up to it, and even if I did own one, I wouldn’t want to go through the process of getting it properly installed on my ceiling again. It’s a hassle.After a few months, I finally just changed my Wi-Fi network back to its original name so that the Nest could connect again.

‘I’m not looking to spend a billion dollars. I need support from the Republicans.’.

Donald Trump 's Tennessee win shows all is not well with the state GOP . "If a Trump nomination happens, it will imply that the Republican Party has been weakened and is perhaps even on the brink of failure, unable to coordinate on a plan to stop Trump despite the existential threat he poses to it

And Mr. Trump’s combative personal style and dominating presence in the nation’s political discourse have created an unusually tight bond with the new GOP base.

Get news and analysis on politics, policy, national security and more, delivered right to your inbox

The result: Mr. Trump heads into the impeachment inquiry—the most dangerous political waters of his presidency—with support from the vast majority of his party. Some 84% of Republicans approve of how Mr. Trump is handling his job, essentially unchanged from 86% just after he was sworn in, Journal/NBC News polling this month found. More than three-quarters of Republicans say Congress should abandon the impeachment investigation.

Could Kentucky, a deep red state, elect a Democrat as its next governor?

  Could Kentucky, a deep red state, elect a Democrat as its next governor? Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is challenging incumbent Governor Matt Bevin in a closely watched gubernatorial raceIf crowd size at a rally were a reliable metric for support, as President Trump often claims it is, then Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin seemed to be in trouble.

President Donald Trump is leaning on Republicans in Congress not to fund a long-delayed plan to build a billion new rail tunnel into New York's From a strategic standpoint, the move could offer Trump a bargaining chip to entice Schumer and other congressional Democrats to support his larger

I need support from the Republicans," Trump said on the Fox News Channel. "In some respects I get more support from "We want to keep it lean . I'm not looking to spend all this money. She's going to spend more than billion." "If it signals a change in his style and approach, it can only be positive.

“This is Donald Trump’s party, and everyone knows it,” said Peter Wehner, a critic of the president who served in the Reagan and both Bush administrations.

Compared with his first year in office, Mr. Trump is even stronger in the communities that swung most heavily behind him during the 2016 election, the Journal analysis finds — an important signal to elected officials in those communities of the costs of abandoning the president as Congress takes up impeachment.

Some 62% of voters approve of Mr. Trump’s job performance in the 450 counties in which Mr. Trump outperformed 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney by 20 points or more, Journal/NBC News polling this year finds. That is up from a job approval rating of 43% in those counties during Mr. Trump’s first year in office.

Rep. Matt Gaetz, the Florida Republican who is one of Mr. Trump’s most prominent explainers and defenders, said the president has succeeded by reshaping the electorate around his own message.

The UK likely got more power from renewables than fossil fuels last quarter

  The UK likely got more power from renewables than fossil fuels last quarter The UK generated more power from renewable sources than from fossil fuels in the third quarter of 2019. This is the first time that's happened since the UK opened its first public electricity-generating station in 1882. The findings, revealed in an analysis by Carbon Brief, speak to progress the country has made in transforming its electricity system over the past decade. According to the analysis, from July through September, renewables generated 29.5 terawatt hours (TWh) while fossil fuels generated 29.1 TWh. As Gizmodo points out, a 0.4 TWh may sound small but it represents the electricity used by hundreds of thousands of customers.

You can change this preference below. As new sexual assault allegations rock the Donald Trump presidential campaign, American Enterprise Institute scholar Norm Ornstein says the country is in "uncharted territory," and Trump 's troubles could affect the GOP for decades to come.

“He wants Republicans to support his position and clearly some Republicans have some problems Jailbreak is not going to produce a veto override. That’s just a huge messaging win,” said one GOP Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is working on a resolution that would give Trump border money but would still

“In pre-Trump Republican politics, I think a lot of the messaging and electioneering efforts were geared toward winning the middle” because candidates believed the electorate was static, Mr. Gaetz said. “The president’s biggest impact on an election is the way that he shapes the electorate itself, and that’s different from most politicians.”

Nearly three years into Mr. Trump’s presidency, the Republican Party is about the same size as before, Journal/NBC News polling finds. Some 36% of voters have called themselves Republicans this year, compared with a consistent 37% last year, in 2016 and in 2012.

But the composition of the party has changed, relying more heavily on voters without a bachelor’s degree, often called working-class voters. The shift predates Mr. Trump, but he appears to have amplified it with a policy agenda that broke from a governing consensus that had lasted roughly from Ronald Reagan through former House Speaker Paul Ryan (Wis.), who left Congress in January.

While Mr. Trump has adopted and even deepened the Republican commitment to business deregulation, tax cuts and nominating conservative judges, he has broken from many prior GOP leaders to build an agenda that aims to appeal to lower-income voters or those who weren’t benefiting from the nation’s economic growth.

White House defends Trump's Florida resort as 'significantly cheaper' option for G7 site

  White House defends Trump's Florida resort as 'significantly cheaper' option for G7 site The White House is defending its decision to host next year's G7 at Trump's own Florida resort against mounting criticism, saying the Doral site is "significantly cheaper" than other options.The White House is defending its decision to host next year's G7 at Trump's own Florida resort against mounting criticism, saying the Doral site is "significantly cheaper" than other options.

President-elect Donald Trump ’s Cabinet pick Tom Price counts among his top contributors a Georgia company and its CEO, who sent managers an A spokesman for Trump ’s transition said Price had no knowledge of “internal issues” at MiMedx. He acknowledged that Price has helped the company

Donald Trump returns to the campaign trail from Scotland this week contending with sweeping unease about his In fact, so strong is many Americans’ opposition to Clinton and desire for a change in Washington And there is evidence in the poll that Trump is pushing some GOP voters out of the fold.

Mr. Trump told voters he would protect Social Security and Medicare, differing from some party leaders who called for austerity and reforming social programs.

Where many party officials as recently as 2012 said the GOP needed a more open immigration policy to win national elections, Mr. Trump has made an immigration crackdown the centerpiece of his domestic agenda. A party that largely believed free trade would lead to economic growth and the greatest benefit for the most Americans has turned more skeptical under Mr. Trump, focusing instead on the job losses and dislocations that can result from trade.

Sen. Josh Hawley (R., Mo.), elected in 2018, said that in electing Mr. Trump, voters were rebelling against a U.S.-led “new world order” as outlined by former President George H.W. Bush ahead of the first Gulf War against Iraq, and against a “new world trading order” that had given China access to U.S. markets on favorable terms.

Mr. Trump’s promise to rework trade agreements, in particular, was central to his political success, said Rep. Susan Brooks (R., Ind.). “Folks that were not traditional Republicans, whether the factory or the construction worker, have been attracted to the party” by Mr. Trump’s recognition that “in many ways, America’s been taken advantage of,” she said.

Lindsey Graham: Trump asking China to investigate Biden 'was stupid' but not impeachable

  Lindsey Graham: Trump asking China to investigate Biden 'was stupid' but not impeachable Sen. Lindsey Graham thinks it was a "stupid" move for President Trump to ask China to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden. © Provided by MediaDC: Washington Newspaper Publishing Company, Inc.In a Sunday Axios HBO interview, the South Carolina Republican declined to call Trump's request an impeachable action but nonetheless joined a handful of Senate Republicans in admonishing the president. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. The backlash this week was visceral. Here’s what we’ve heard in the last 24 hours from GOP senators: • The president hasn’t demonstrated “stability” and “competency” – Sen.

A substantial bloc of Republican- leaning voters has declined so far to back either major-party candidate for president, suggesting Donald Trump has an opportunity to make the race more competitive by persuading them to return to the GOP .

Mr. Romney, now a Utah senator, disagreed with the idea that Mr. Trump had changed the policy profile of the party on most issues, but he said the president excelled at communicating why those policies would help people who had been hurt when U.S. jobs went overseas and who were “resentful and angry—understandably.”

“In my campaign, when I was talking about GDP or the business-friendly environment — that may have sold well in boardrooms and Wall Street, but it didn’t connect on Main Street,” he said. “And what President Trump did was take his rhetoric and bring it to connect with everyday workers.”

Mr. Trump ran for office at a time when the party was changing — and his agenda appears to have accelerated the change. Working-class, white voters make up 59% of the party, up from 50% in 2010, while working-class voters of all races account for more than two-thirds of all GOP voters, Journal/NBC News polling over the years shows.

In tandem with this change, the Republican Party now represents more middle- and lower-income Americans than it did a decade ago. When all the U.S. House districts are ranked by median income, the GOP now represents 58% of the lower-income half of that spectrum, up from 39% of lower-income districts a decade ago.

And it represents 34% of the higher-income half, down from 43% a decade ago.

Amid these changes, some GOP leaders say the party has divided, broadly speaking, into two groups: those who believe Mr. Trump has set the party on an irreversible, populist course — and a smaller group who hope it will return to its prior state once Mr. Trump leaves office.

Analysis: Americans Don’t Just Want Facebook to Ban False Political Ads. They Want Them to Ban ALL Political Ads.

  Analysis: Americans Don’t Just Want Facebook to Ban False Political Ads. They Want Them to Ban ALL Political Ads. Mark Zuckerberg and the communications team at Facebook have been embroiled in controversy over the past few days, centered on whether the company has a responsibility to ferret out false or misleading political content and purge it from the platform. Zuckerberg has been defiant, citing similar policies by Twitter and others, saying it’s not Facebook’s role to police what is ultimately free expression. © REUTERS/Erin Scott Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, U.S., October 23, 2019. The majority of Americans, however, think otherwise. A survey of over 1,600 U.S.

Trump has a similar take on the minimum wage. Trump said at a GOP primary debate that wages are too high, and later made clear that he does not support a On a dirt road past rows of date trees, just feet from a dry section of Colorado River, a small construction crew is putting up a towering border

Trump fights back against the Democrats impeachment inquiry. He routinely criticizes the head of the Already Trump is out on the campaign trail. In September Trump spoke to a packed stadium in Locally the GOP wiped out the Democrats, and won a super majority in the Louisiana state senate.

Polling finds a similar division among Republican voters, one that highlights a potential risk to Mr. Trump as the House takes up impeachment.

This division shows up among GOP voters when they are asked how they describe themselves — as Republicans who support Mr. Trump more than the party itself, or as those who support the party more than they do Mr. Trump.

The most ardent Trump supporters agree with Mr. Trump’s restrictive positions on immigration and his opposition to efforts to address climate change, among other policies. The party-supporting Republicans believe immigration helps the nation and that near-term action to fight climate change is needed.

If support for impeachment grows among Republicans, it will likely be among the party-supporting group, Journal/NBC News polling suggests. Some 39% of that cohort support Congress’s impeachment inquiry or believe enough evidence already exists to merit impeachment, compared with 4% of the most ardent Trump-supporting group.

GOP strategist Whit Ayres says the party’s next leader could redefine the Republican image but would still need to reckon with the party’s changed makeup — its declining support among college-educated women and suburban residents, for example, and its expanded support in small-town and rural communities.

“The challenge for Republicans is that the groups among whom the party has grown stronger are declining as a proportion of the electorate,’’ Mr. Ayres said, “and the groups among which the party has grown weaker are growing as a proportion of the electorate.”

Write to Aaron Zitner at [email protected] and Alex Leary at [email protected]

Poll: Biden leads Trump in Wisconsin .
Poll: Biden leads Trump in WisconsinBiden leads Trump 50 percent to 44 percent in the new Marquette University Law School Poll. He had a 9-point advantage in August.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 8
This is interesting!