Castro comes around, finally backs Biden

Julian Castro – one of the final holdouts from the once-vast field of Democratic presidential candidates who had yet to endorse Joe Biden’s presidential campaign – on Tuesday formally backed the former vice president’s White House bid. Castro, a former San Antonio, Texas mayor who later served as Housing and Urban Development secretary in then-President Barack […]

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Biden Visits Protest Site While Trump Endorses Violent Pushback

The difference between the two presidential candidates played out in stark contrast on Sunday. While Joe Biden was using social media to share a message of understanding, acknowledging the country’s pain, President Trump used the same medium to endorse a call for violence in response to the protests raging across the nation. The Democratic candidate […]

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When Voters Discuss Coronavirus, They’re Really Talking About Trump

Welcome to Poll Watch, our weekly look at polling data and survey research on the candidates, voters and issues that will shape the 2020 election. The coronavirus has completely overtaken American life and politics, but in polls, most people don’t name it as their top voting issue. Political observers agree that what happens with the […]

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Scott Baio & Wanda Sykes Get Into War Of Words Over Joe Biden & Roseanne — See Feud Tweets 

Scott Baio called out Wanda Sykes for supporting Joe Biden, after the presidential candidate’s recent comments about African American voters. Baio slammed Sykes as a ‘hypocrite’ after she quit ‘Roseanne’ in 2018 over Barr’s past racist tweets. Scott Baio and Wanda Sykes don’t see eye to eye about a recent interview in which Joe Biden said, […]

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Trump’s Ratings on the Virus Are Sagging. Why Isn’t Biden Surging?

Welcome to Poll Watch, our weekly look at polling data and survey research on the candidates, voters and issues that will shape the 2020 election. It’s been a little over a month since Joseph R. Biden Jr. became the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, and what a month it’s been. Or rather, what a month it […]

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GOP poised to retake Katie Hill’s California seat, as Trump-backed candidate wins big in Wisconsin

Candidates backed by President Trump were outperforming expectations in two closely watched congressional special elections on Tuesday night, as former Navy combat pilot Mike Garcia inched closer to retaking Democrat Katie Hill’s California seat and Republican Tom Tiffany easily prevailed in Wisconsin. Garcia grabbed an early lead Tuesday in the fight for the open U.S. House seat north of […]

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Ocasio-Cortez Commits Re-election Gaffe, Losing a Progressive Ballot Line

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one of the best-known progressive politicians in the country, and her endorsement is sought by candidates running for president. Her firebrand style of politics has helped her raise millions of dollars and accumulate 6.9 million followers on Twitter. But Ms. Ocasio-Cortez will not be appearing on the Working Families Party ballot […]

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The Government Is Ready to Reopen. Its Citizens Aren’t, Polls Show.

Welcome to Poll Watch, our weekly look at polling data and survey research on the candidates, voters and issues that will shape the 2020 election. Two months after the coronavirus shuttered much of the United States economy, the outbreak’s impact — on jobs, health care, food access and much more — is growing only more severe, according […]

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Big Government? For Now, Most Americans Say Bring It On

Welcome to Poll Watch, our weekly look at polling data and survey research on the candidates, voters and issues that will shape the 2020 election. The White House and some Republican governors are angling toward a cautious reopening of the economy, while G.O.P. leaders in Congress have tried to pump the brakes on future federal […]

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Biden Leads Trump in Key States. But Hillary Clinton Led by More.

Welcome to Poll Watch, our weekly look at polling data and survey research on the candidates, voters and issues that will shape the 2020 election. If the presidential election were held today, polls in crucial swing states like Florida, Michigan and Pennsylvania suggest that Joseph R. Biden Jr. would be in position for a narrow […]

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Judge orders monitor over Karen Yarbrough’s office for violating anti-patronage hiring decrees

Cook County Clerk Karen A. Yarbrough chats with candidates as they file their nominating petitions to get their name on the March primary ballot in November 2019. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times The Cook County clerk says she’ll appeal the decision from a federal judge, who found Yarbrough disregarded a series of orders aimed at curbing […]

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What’s Driving the Right-Wing Protesters Fighting the Quarantine?

Welcome to Poll Watch, our weekly look at polling data and survey research on the candidates, voters and issues that will shape the 2020 election. In an era when hardly anything feels nonpartisan, the coronavirus was starting to look like a consensus issue. Infection rates and death tolls have risen across the country, and all […]

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Trust in Trump’s Virus Response Is Falling. What Does It Mean for November?

Welcome to Poll Watch, our weekly look at polling data and survey research on the candidates, voters and issues that will shape the 2020 election. Americans are rapidly losing faith in President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak, according to national polls released over the past week. What’s more, some of that drop-off is occurring […]

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What Unites the Right and Left? Coronavirus Anxiety

Welcome to Poll Watch, our weekly look at polling data and survey research on the candidates, voters and issues that will shape the 2020 election. Pandemics are not partisan. And the coronavirus outbreak is no different: It threatens Americans of all political persuasions, and a fast-growing body of survey data shows that this pandemic has […]

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Three finalists chosen for Chicago Police Department superintendent

From a list of four candidates, three finalists have now been chosen for the job of leading the Chicago Police Department. | Getty The next top cop will be either Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman, retired Dallas police chief David Brown or the Chicago Police Department’s fast-rising deputy chief Ernest Cato. Chicago’s next police superintendent […]

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Can Trump Break a 50 Percent Approval Rating?

Welcome to Poll Watch, our weekly look at polling data and survey research on the candidates, voters and issues that will shape the 2020 election. With the United States now leading the world in confirmed coronavirus cases, Americans finally agree across party lines that the threat can’t be ignored. More than nine in 10 voters […]

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Trump resists using powers under Defense Production Act as governors, others apply pressure

Despite pleas from governors, members of Congress and presidential candidates, President Trump so far has resisted using his powers under the Defense Production Act as officials look to ramp up the American medical system’s capacity in anticipation of a spike in demand due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday, Trump invoked the Defense Production Act, the Korean […]

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Politics in time of coronavirus: Arizona quietly picks Biden

The candidates canceled their rallies and stopped door-to-door outreach to voters. Then the debate that was supposed to highlight Arizona’s emergence as a national battleground was moved from a concert venue in Phoenix to an empty television studio in the nation’s capital. Arizona’s moment in the presidential political spotlight disappeared as the nation mobilized to […]

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Primaries go forward in three big states despite coronavirus, as Biden looks to shut out Sanders

No candidates in sight – no campaigning – and no canvassing. Welcome to the first presidential primary during a pandemic in modern times. Voters in three states will briefly head to the polls with trepidation on Tuesday – with the country facing an unprecedented crisis as the coronavirus has forced most Americans to self-isolate in […]

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The 2020 Campaign Is Over. The Coronavirus Campaign Just Started.

The candidates remained their essential selves — even at a virtual, epidemiology-minded distance — as if straying from their preferred political brands would amount to coronavirus surrender. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont delivered a stern address about our national ills in front of well-placed flags in a Vermont hotel on Friday, instead of a stern […]

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Trump leading Biden, Sanders in Iowa by double digits, poll says

Democratic candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders may be getting lots of media attention as the battle for their party’s presidential nomination heats up, but voters in Iowa appear to be solidly behind President Trump for November. Trump leads Biden 51 percent to 41 percent and leads Sanders 53 percent to 41 percent in Des […]

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Coronavirus forces Sunday Democratic debate site switch; Biden taps new campaign manager, picks up Kwame Raoul backing

Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden will debate Sunday in Washington instead of Phoenix. | Getty Images The Biden campaign is finalizing details on Biden’s “virtual” Chicago events on Friday in the wake of canceling his visit because of the coronavirus crisis. Because of the spreading coronavirus, the Sunday Democratic debate showdown between […]

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What happens to the delegates of 2020 candidates after they drop out?

The race for the Democratic presidential nomination is a battle for delegates. As five major Democratic candidates have suspended their campaigns over the past week and a half, the lightning-fast winnowing of the field prompts the question: what happens to the delegates they have won? THE LATEST REPORTING FROM FOX NEWS ON THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN […]

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Kamala Harris becomes latest former candidate to endorse Joe Biden

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., has added her name to the list of former presidential candidates who are now endorsing former vice president Joe Biden. The senator said in a Sunday statement that she would “do everything in my power” to help Biden win. KLOBUCHAR ‘TICKET’ SLIP-UP AT BIDEN EVENT IN MICHIGAN SPARKS SPECULATION SHE’LL BE […]

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D.N.C. All but Confirms Next Debate Will Include Just Biden and Sanders

WASHINGTON — The next Democratic presidential debate is almost certain to feature just two candidates: former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. It’s no surprise, since everyone else except Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii has dropped out of the race, but the Democratic National Committee made it official Friday […]

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Why Warren Supporters Aren’t a Lock to Get Behind Sanders

Welcome to Poll Watch, our weekly look at polling data and survey research on the candidates, voters and issues that will shape the 2020 election. Throughout the 2020 presidential race, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have seemed like reluctant foes. They met with each other before starting their campaigns. They had each other’s backs […]

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