Joe Biden's national lead over President Donald Trump nearly doubled after Tuesday's presidential debate, with voters saying by 2-to-1 that Biden has the better temperament to be president, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
- Speaking of Democratic inroads into the suburbs, last week I saw an attack ad on Donna Schaibley, the Republican who represents House District 24 in the Indiana General Assembly. I was not familiar with Schaibley and had to look her up. Her suburban district includes portion of Zionsville, Carmel and Westfield. The district was so Republican that in 2016, Democrats were not able to recruit a candidate against Schaibley. In 2018, a Democratic candidate received 41.6% of the vote against Schaibley. The Republican numbers in Zionsville, Carmel and Westfield in the 2019 municipal elections continued to deteriorate so much that in 2020, the Democrats think they can win the district.
- I had thought President Trump's Covid-19 diagnosis could cause a sympathy bounce in the polls for Trump. Given the deceit about when he was first diagnosed, and the lies regarding the seriousness of the President's illness, I am now persuaded that any sympathy bounce has been squandered. It seems Trump is incapable of telling the truth, even when doing so would be helpful to him politically.