When the history of the 2020 presidential campaign is written, the Coronavirus pandemic will no doubt play a prominent role. President Trump has not yet lost the election, but if he does, the pandemic and his reaction to it will take a lot of the blame.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
President Trump is trailing in both national polling and in the Electoral College. If Joe Biden becomes president, it becomes even more important for Republicans to maintain control of the Senate, but the structure of the 2020 elections in which the GOP is defending many more vulnerable seats than Democrats, as well as alarming polls, make keeping control of Congress’s upper body a difficult proposition.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
As I discussed yesterday, it’s a week out from Election Day and the polls are not looking good for Donald Trump. The question on everyone’s mind is whether the polls could be off, leading to another unexpected result similar to 2016. Democrats are fearfully considering the possibility while Republicans are clinging to the hope that Trump can once again beat the odds.
Monday, October 26, 2020
We are a week away from Election Day and the debates are over. There is little time left for the race to swing and few opportunities for candidates to change the current trends. With that in mind, let’s take another deep dive into the Electoral College to see how the presidential race is shaping up.
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Arecurring argument during the pandemic has been that the United States should adopt a strategy of pursuing herd immunity rather than attempting to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus. I have frequently been told that, sooner or later, everyone is going to catch COVID-19 so we might as well do it as quickly as possible and get it over with. Proponents of herd immunity argue that Sweden’s hands-off strategy has been more successful than countries that have conducted “lockdowns.” Earlier this month, the strategy got a boost as Trump Administration officials met with a group of doctors who advocate herd immunity. The problem is that much of the hype around the strategy is misleading.