Politics Day 10 of Trump 50% or higher approval, first since Inauguration, key to reelection
Biden promises Democratic senators help in battleground states
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told Senate Democrats during a conference call Thursday that he plans to spend significant money in Senate battleground states and promised to wage a vigorous campaign.Biden, who took a few questions from senators at the end of the call, said he fully recognizes the importance of helping Senate Democrats win majority control in November and vowed to travel around the country, despite the dangers of coronavirus, which has kept the former vice president cloistered at his home for months."Everybody wants him, please come to our state, come to our state," Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.
For the first time since immediately after his 2017 Inauguration, President Trump has strung together 10 consecutive days of approval ratings of 50% or higher, a level pollsters consider key to winning reelection.
Today’s week-endinghad Trump at 52% approval and 48% disapproval.
Mike Pence Accuses Ex-Aide of Playing Politics With New Anti-Trump Ad
Vice President Mike Pence has accused a former top aide to the coronavirus task force of "playing politics" by endorsing Democratic former Vice President Joe Biden in this year's election because of President Donald Trump's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. © BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty US President Donald Trump listens to US Vice President Mike Pence during a signing ceremony between Serbia and Kosovo in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on September 4, 2020.
The string of weekday Rasmussen 50% or higher approval ratings started Sept. 14 with 51%, followed by approval ratings of 51%, 52%, 51%, 53%, 51%, 50%, 50%, 52% and today’s 52%.
While many national polls are mocked by critics for blowing the 2016 outcome or overplaying Democrats, Rasmussen was one of the closest to rightly call Hillary Rodham Clinton’s popular win margin.
Coming Up Today:daily job approval % is - unchanged.
Majority of Likely Voters Believe Trump Has Changed the Republican Party More To His Way of Thinking
Voters are closely divided over whether Joe Biden’s lifetime in politics is a positive or a negative.— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll)
Rasmussen also uses the 2016 vote model to include a third Republican voters while many media polls include just a quarter of Republicans. And it uses likely voters, which is considered more accurate than just adults or registered voters.
Yosemite National Park closes as wildfires scorch West Coast
The federal government-run air quality monitor, Airnow.gov, showed that pollutant levels in the park were so high they exceeded the site’s index. Dangerous air quality is expected in the park, which is spread across nearly 1,200 square miles in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, for the next several days, the park service said. It isn’t clear when Yosemite will reopen.Two wildfires were burning in or near the park, including the massive Creek Fire to the south.
The Trump campaign and its pollsters have been critical of polls that overweight Democrats.
And they see encouraging signs in the president’s sustained 50% approval rating as he nears the first 2020 debate with Democratic challenger Joe Biden on Tuesday night.
“For President Trump to have weathered so many critical issues this election year and receive the approval of the majority of voters is the most important bellwether for his re-election,” said John McLaughlin of
“Being over 50% job approval is critical. The last two re-elected Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama each had a 51% job approval on Election Day when they were re-elected,” he said.
Brother Jim McLaughlin said, “It’s not just the Rasmussen polls, there are recent polls in the battleground states such as Arizona, N.C., Mich., Fla., etc, where President Trump is ahead. He is statistically tied in Wisc. and Pa. POTUS is out there every day, explaining the choice the voters face, while Joe Biden is insulting the voters and hiding in his basement, not talking about the issues that matter most.”
Fact check: Trump makes at least 25 false claims at Wisconsin rally
As former Vice President Joe Biden was participating in a CNN town hall in Moosic, Pennsylvania on Thursday night, and making a handful of false or misleading claims, President Donald Trump was repeating at least 25 of his previous false claims at a campaign rally in Mosineee, Wisconsin.And repeating at least 25 of his usual false claims.
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"This time is different": Biden attracts slew of ex-military, GOP endorsements .
"I haven't seen this volume of people willing to publicly say, 'I can't support my party,'" former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman.The public backing of Biden has come from retired military leaders, Republican governors and lawmakers, top national security and intelligence officials and even departed members of President Trump's administration, all of whom say Mr. Trump is unfit for another term in office and believe Biden is the candidate who can tackle the challenges facing the nation.