“Important takeaways from this article:
Many higher up Republicans secretly wish Trump would just keep his mouth shut for as long as possible.
Many higher up Democrats secretly think there best chance of Biden winning is for him to stay in quarantined in his basement for as long as possible.” -Vince Rinehart
By Jonathan Martin and
New York Times
WASHINGTON — President Trump’s erratic handling of the coronavirus outbreak, the worsening economy and a cascade of ominous public and private polling have Republicans increasingly nervous that they are at risk of losing the presidency and the Senate if Mr. Trump does not put the nation on a radically improved course.
The scale of the G.O.P.’s challenge has crystallized in the last week. With 26 million Americans now having filed for unemployment benefits, Mr. Trump’s standing in states that he carried in 2016 looks increasingly wobbly: New surveys show him trailing significantly in battleground states like Michigan and Pennsylvania, and he is even narrowly behind in must-win Florida.