•   
  •   
  •   

Politics Democrat-turned-Republican Van Drew trails Amy Kennedy in New Jersey House race: poll

19:45  05 october  2020
19:45  05 october  2020 Source:   thehill.com

Behind the scenes of the first televised presidential debates 60 years ago

  Behind the scenes of the first televised presidential debates 60 years ago Kennedy was tanned and rested. Nixon wore the wrong color suit. The dos and don’ts of on-camera debates were written during this political face-off in 1960.NBC newsman Frank McGee moderated the second Kennedy-Nixon presidential debate from a TV studio in Washington, D.C. Questions were posed by a panel of journalists, their backs to the cameras.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Democrat-turned-Republican Van Drew trails Amy Kennedy in New Jersey House race: poll © Hill.TV Democrat-turned-Republican Van Drew trails Amy Kennedy in New Jersey House race: poll

Democratic-turned-GOP Rep. Jeff Van Drew (N.J.) is trailing Democrat Amy Kennedy in the race for New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District, according to a Monmouth University poll released on Monday.

Forty-nine percent of registered voters polled said they supported Kennedy, while 44 percent said they backed Van Drew in the South Jersey district.

A woman is impaled by a corn rake, but do her fatal injuries add up to murder?

  A woman is impaled by a corn rake, but do her fatal injuries add up to murder? LeBron James after Lakers knock off Nuggets: 'Job is not done'

The same poll showed Kennedy leading in high voter turnout and low voter turnout scenarios as well. Kennedy beat Van Drew 50 percent to 44 percent in a high voter turnout scenario and 51 percent to 44 percent in a low turnout scenario.

Additionally, Kennedy holds a bigger lead among Democrats than Van Drew does with Republicans. Ninety-four percent of Democrats said they supported Kennedy while 89 percent of Republicans said the same about Van Drew.

Democrat Joe Biden tests negative for coronavirus after President Trump reports positive test

  Democrat Joe Biden tests negative for coronavirus after President Trump reports positive test Democrat Joe Biden has tested negative for coronavirus, his doctor announced Friday, hours after President Donald Trump announced a positive testDr. Kevin O'Connor, the primary care physician, said Biden and his wife Jill were each tested and "COVID-19 was not detected.

Kennedy is a former teacher and mental health advocate. She announced her candidacy in January, calling Trump and Van Drew "symptoms of a bigger sickness infecting our country and our politics."

Van Drew became a prime target for Democrats earlier this year when he announced, as a Democrat, that he would oppose President Trump's impeachment and that he was leaving the Democratic Party for the Republican Party. He won his seat as a Democrat in 2018.

The congressman explained his party-switch at the Republican National Convention in August.

"I was elected to Council as a Democrat, but as I won seats for county office, state legislature and then Congress, I noticed things were changing - the Democrat Party had become less accepting of American tradition, less believing in American exceptionalism, less supportive of traditional faith and family," he said. "This was not the party that I knew."

The non-partisan Cook Political Report rates the race as a toss-up.

The Monmouth University poll was conducted on from September 26 to October 1, 2020 among 588 voters in New Jersey's second congressional district. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett strives to show independence from White House, Republicans .
The confirmation hearing is wedged closely between Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death and an election in which Republicans could lose power.In a marathon session before the Senate Judiciary Committee just three weeks from Election Day, Barrett was put on the defensive by Democrats charging that she was picked because of her views on abortion, gun rights, same-sex marriage and particularly the health care law headed to the high court for the third time next month.

usr: 1
This is interesting!