Category Archives: Enumerati

GOP Senators Ask McConnell to make Senate Go 24/7

24/7

Nine Republican senators have signed a letter to Mitch McConnell calling on him to “turn the Senate on full time, 24/7, to advance the president’s agenda,” Axios reports. The senators write that “perversion of Senate rules” by Democrats, “designed to imperil” President Trump’s agenda, necessitates the step.

Democrat Northam Leading in Virginia Governor Race

53% to 39%

A new Quinnipiac poll in Virginia finds Ralph Northam (D) with a large lead over Ed Gillespie (R) in the race for governor, 53% to 39%. Said pollster Peter Brown: “One number says it all. Northam’s 14-point lead among independent voters is all you need to know about the race to be Virginia’s next governor. The two major-party candidates do about the same among their respective party bases, but a candidate who carries independent voters by double-digits is almost always a winner.”

Nearly Half Think Media Fabricates News

46%

A new Politico/Morning Consult poll finds that 46% of Americans believe the news media fabricate news stories about President Trump and his administration. Just 37% of voters think the media do not fabricate stories, the poll shows, while the remaining 17% are undecided. Among Republicans, 76% think the news media invent stories about Trump and his administration.

Half Oppose Trump Tax Plan

52%

A new CNN poll finds that 52% of Americans oppose President Trump’s recent tax reform proposals, while only 34% say they support the Trump plan.

RNC Sets Fundraising Record

“The Republican National Committee raised more than $100 million in the first nine months of 2017, marking the first time it has raised that much, that fast, in a non-presidential election year,” McClatchy reports.

Trump’s Fortune Fell $600 Million in 2016

#248

The Forbes list of 400 richest Americans shows that the billionaire-in-chief’s fortune fell by $600 million to $3.1 billion. As a result he dropped to #248 on the list, after coming in at #156 last year, CNN Money reports.

Democrats Have Large Lead in Generic Ballot

51% to 37%

A new CNN poll finds Democrats holding a sizable lead in the generic congressional ballot, 51% to 37%, driven by a unified base of Democrats. Key finding: 98% of self-identified Democrats say they prefer the Democratic candidate in their congressional district, compared to 88% of Republicans who prefer the GOP candidate in their district. Meanwhile, President Trump’s approval rate remains underwater at 37% to 57%.

Republicans Want More Cooperation Between GOP Congress and Trump

39%

“A CBS News Tracker survey published Sunday showed that majorities want more cooperation between Congress and Trump, especially the president’s strongest backers and most Republicans. The most fascinating nugget from the poll: 39% of Republicans feel that their party’s congressional representatives ‘don’t like’ the president and are actively trying to undermine him, while another 37% think congressional Republicans don’t like Trump ‘but pretend to’ in order to try passing their own agenda.”

Majority: Federal Government Not Doing Enough for Puerto Rico

62%

A new Kaiser Family Foundation poll finds that 62% of Americans think that people in Puerto Rico are not yet getting the help they need in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. In terms of the federal government’s response, 52% feel the federal government is not doing enough to restore electricity and access to food and water and 52% think the response has been too slow.

Support for Gun Control Hits Highest Level Ever

60%

A new Quinnipiac poll finds American voters support stricter gun laws by 60% to 36%, the highest level of support ever. American voters support by 94% to 5% requiring background checks for all gun purchases. Voters in gun households support universal background checks 93% to 6%.