Category Archives: Enumerati

More than Half of Ever-Trumpers Don’t Think Dems Can Win House


A new Public Opinion Strategies (R) poll finds most voters believe Democrats will win back the House—just not Republican voters. “Fully half of self-identified Republicans don’t believe Democrats are likely to win back the House. And within that group, 57% of people who describe themselves as strong Trump supporters don’t believe Democrats have a chance (37% believe they do).”

Trump Imposes Another $200 in Tariffs on China

$200 million

“President Trump, emboldened by America’s economic strength and China’s slowdown, escalated his trade war on Monday, saying the United States would impose tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods as punishment over Beijing’s trade practices,” the New York Times reports. “The fresh round of tariffs comes on top of $50 billion worth of Chinese products already taxed earlier this year, meaning nearly half of all Chinese imports into the United States will soon face tariffs.”

Dems Leading in Arizona and Tennessee

7 points

A new CNN poll in Arizona finds Kyrsten Sinema (D) tops Martha McSally (R) by 7 points in the U.S. senate race, 50% to 43% among likely voters. In Tennessee, Phil Bredesen (D) holds a 5-point edge over Marsha Blackburn (R), 50% to 45% among likely voters there. Roughly 1 in 6 voters in each state say there’s a chance they’ll change their mind before Election Day.

Democrats Contesting More Districts than Ever in U.S. History


Ballot Access News: “In the November 2018 election, there will be Democrats on the ballot in all but two U.S. House districts. No party in the history of government-printed ballots has ever before had candidates on the ballot in that many districts. Even in the 1930’s, the Democrats did not have that many nominees. The Republican Party has never had that many candidates.”

Environmental Groups Spending Big on Elections

$60 million

The League of Conservation Voters plans to spend a record-breaking $60 million helping Democrats win congressional and state legislative seats, the Washington Post reports.

A Year After Maria, Puerto Rico Still Suffers


A new Washington Post-KFF poll found that nearly one year after Hurricane Maria, many Puerto Ricans are still struggling with basic necessities. The survey found that a full 83% of residents said they have suffered either major property damage, long-term loss of electricity, employment setbacks or worsening health problems. Key takeaways: 93% of residents said their roads and highways remain dangerous and 50% said their households lacked an adequate supply of drinking water.

Americans Rate Trump’s Ethics Worse than All Modern U.S. Presidents


Gallup: “A majority of Americans say President Trump’s ethical standards are lower than those of each of six U.S. presidents elected in the past 50 years. Less than half say Trump’s ethics are lower than Richard Nixon’s, but the 43% saying this still outweighs the 37% who say Trump’s ethics are higher than Nixon’s.”

Obamacare More Popular than Trump Tax Cuts

51% to 40%

A new Fox News poll finds the Affordable Care Act is more popular than the new Republican tax law. The 2010 health-care law registered a 51% approval rating, compared with 40% for the 2017 Republican tax cuts.

Mueller’s Approval Rating on the Rise


A new Fox News poll finds approval of special counsel Robert Mueller stands at 59%, up 11 points since July, and 40% expect the investigation will find Trump committed criminal or impeachable offenses, up 5 points.

New York Times Anything but ‘Failing’


CNN: “In his tweet, Trump again called the Times ‘failing,’ but the newspaper actually reported a healthy second-quarter profit. Two years ago today, he also called the Times ‘failing’ and ‘dying.’ The Times‘ stock is up nearly 77% since that tweet.”