“Americans typically rally around their president in times of national tumult and tragedy,” says Democratic pollster Jeff Horwitt, whose firm co-conducted the NBC/WSJ survey with Republican pollster Bill McInturff.
Despite those pretty grim numbers for Trump, there’s some additional good news for the president when it comes to 2020: The top Democrats vying to take on the president are more unpopular than they were in 2017-2018.
(Which is probably to be expected when one enters the fray of a presidential contest.)
Opinions of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.
2020 Vision: O’Rourke, Sanford appear on “Meet the Press”
Here was Beto O’Rourke on “Meet the Press” yesterday:
“You know, from the outset of this campaign, even before this campaign, I talked about how dangerous President Trump‘s open racism is, the Mexicans as rapists and criminals, the Muslims, who should be banned from this country..
. But it wasn’t until someone, inspired by Donald Trump, drove more than 600 miles, to my hometown, and killed 22 people in my community with a weapon of war, an AK-47, that he had no business owning, that no American should own, unless they are on a battlefield, engaged with the enemy.
Mark Sanford: “I would say, no.
Because I would argue that he’s taking us in the wrong direction. Just take one indicator.
If you look at the business investment numbers over the last couple of months, they’ve been cratering. That’s reality.
And in part, the reason they’re cratering is nobody knows what’s going to come next, in terms of trade.”
Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar and Steve Bullock (via video) participate in a Native American presidential forum in Sioux City, Iowa… Bernie Sanders is also in the Hawkeye State, holding a town hall in Davenport and playing a baseball game against the press at the Field of Dreams in Dyersville… Elizabeth Warren holds a town hall in St.
Paul, Minn…. And Kirsten Gillibrand participates in an interview with the Washington Post.
Dispatches from NBC’s emb
Seven presidential candidates (Delaney, Bennet, Klobuchar, Castro, Yang, de Blasio and Moulton) spoke at the Hillsborough County Democrats picnic in New Hampshire on Sunday. NBC’s Amanda Golden has the highlights:
Castro, by far, got the loudest applause out of all of the candidates, and was the only one to receive a standing ovation when he delivered a passionate call for reforming the immigration system and restoring decency in the White House.
De Blasio and Yang once again crossed paths while taking turns to speak – Yang was taking some pictures with attendees after concluding his speaking time and de Blasio was about to go up, and they exchanged a quick hug and a pat on the back for one another.Moulton did not rule out running for other office when asked by NBC News if his candidacy for the presidency doesn’t pan out.
Beto O’Rourke visited Fayetteville, Arkansas where he compared President Trump’s rhetoric to Nazi Germany. NBC’s Marianna Sotomayor reports, “O’Rourke quickly began to slam President Donald Trump’s inhumane rhetoric, saying that he would only expect human beings to be described as ‘an infestation in the Third Reich,’ he said.
That’s the share of Americans in the new NBC/WSJ poll who say they’re “very worried” that the United States will experience another mass shooting or attack by white nationalists, targeting people based on their color or country of origin.
will experience another major terrorist attack, according to the same poll.
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Don’t miss the pod from Friday, when we tried to answer why Beto O’Rourke isn’t going to change his mind and run for the Senate in 2020.
Thirteen presidential candidates — but not Biden — will be at a DNC meeting in San Francisco.
NBC’s Ali Vitali previews Elizabeth Warren’s appearance at a forum focused on Native American issues.
Experts say the gun control debate should focus more on high-capacity magazines.
A no-deal Brexit could lead to economic and social chaos in Britain, according to leaked government documents.
China is massing troops within sight of Hong Kong to send a message to activists there.
2020: That keynote speech seven years ago
The AP checks in with Justin Amash’s reelection race.
And here’s POLITICO on Michigan’s big-stakes Senate contest.
Voters in the suburbs are pushing Republicans on gun control.
Here’s how Bernie Sanders is proposing to reduce the prison population.