What we’re thinking
Tom breaks down the public-opinion numbers surrounding abortion, Thom Tillis’ primary challenger, and why Democrats shouldn’t be too concerned about “electability” in the presidential primary.
A new PPP survey out of Wisconsin shows Donald Trump in trouble. Obamacare, not so much. (Jim Williams steps in for Tom this week.)
A survey from Iowa and another from New Hampshire are showing the same order in the Democratic primary: Joe Biden in first, Bernie Sanders in second, Pete Buttigieg in third. Also, a look ahead at 2020 in North Carolina.
A new national survey finds that Americans don’t care about the Russia investigation, nor will their opinions be affected by what it finds.
On how the end of the Mueller investigation isn’t really affecting public opinion – because most Americans never cared about it in the first place. Also, Pete Buttigieg moves up in the polls.
Tom explains why Thom Tillis flip-flopped on Trump’s emergency declaration – and why other Republicans are falling in line behind the President against their own better judgment. Also, 2020 polls!
On Trump’s “national emergency” declaration (unpopular), the Mueller investigation (popular), and a still-unanswered question: if Mueller’s report finds impeachable offenses, will it be enough to change Republican voters’ minds?
Tom discusses the results of a new PPP survey that shows North Carolinians increasingly opposed to the death penalty.
All the talk notwithstanding, Howard Schultz is unlikely to make a difference in the 2020 presidential race. Also, an early look at the 2020 US Senate race in North Carolina.
Jim Williams fills in for Tom with numbers from a new national survey showing Americans blaming Trump for the shutdown – and looking elsewhere for President in 2020.