Capitol Report: Democrats’ midterm election advantage shrinks in poll | Biden won’t rule out 2020 run

This post was originally published on this site
Reuters

Former Vice President Joe Biden isn’t ruling out a presidential run in 2020.

Democrats hold an advantage ahead of the midterm elections, but a Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that edge has narrowed since January.

That’s a signal to party leaders and strategists, the Post writes, that they could be premature in anticipating a big wave of victories in November. The poll finds the gap between support for Democratic vs. Republican House candidates has dropped by more than half since the beginning of the year. And at the same time, there has been a slight increase in President Donald Trump’s approval rating, though it remains low.

With the GOP House majority at risk, 47% of registered voters say they prefer the Democratic candidate in their district, while 43% favor the Republican. That four-point margin compares with a 12-point advantage Democrats held in January.

Also see: Trump’s approval rate slips as Democrats get fired up for midterms: WSJ/NBC poll.

Biden not ruling out run: Former Vice President Joe Biden didn’t rule out a 2020 presidential bid in an interview that aired Sunday, saying he still needs time to decide. “You’re not ruling me out. You’re not telling me no,” MSNBC’s Al Sharpton said to Biden. “No,” replied Biden. “No I’m not.”

Biden, as the Hill writes, mulled stepping into the 2016 Democratic primary, but ultimately decided against it following the death of his son Beau.

See: Biden leads Trump in 2020 poll.

Trump’s week: Trump’s schedule this week includes promoting his $1.5 trillion tax cut package in Florida on Monday, and a two-day meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe beginning Tuesday.

Abe, writes The Wall Street Journal, raced to arrange the meeting after Trump surprised many by agreeing to talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a summit now slated for May or June. Trump will host Abe at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach. The president will host a discussion Monday on tax cuts for small businesses in Hialeah, Fla.

Also read: Tax cuts will lead to sea of red ink, CBO forecasts.

Be Sociable, Share!

Related Posts

 

MarketTamer is not an investment advisor and is not registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Further, owners, employees, agents or representatives of MarketTamer are not acting as investment advisors and might not be registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or the Financial Industry Regulatory.


This company makes no representations or warranties concerning the products, practices or procedures of any company or entity mentioned or recommended in this email, and makes no representations or warranties concerning said company or entity’s compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including, but not limited to, regulations promulgated by the SEC or the CFTC. The sender of this email may receive a portion of the proceeds from the sale of any products or services offered by a company or entity mentioned or recommended in this email. The recipient of this email assumes responsibility for conducting its own due diligence on the aforementioned company or entity and assumes full responsibility, and releases the sender from liability, for any purchase or order made from any company or entity mentioned or recommended in this email.


The content on any of MarketTamer websites, products or communication is for educational purposes only. Nothing in its products, services, or communications shall be construed as a solicitation and/or recommendation to buy or sell a security. Trading stocks, options and other securities involves risk. The risk of loss in trading securities can be substantial. The risk involved with trading stocks, options and other securities is not suitable for all investors. Prior to buying or selling an option, an investor must evaluate his/her own personal financial situation and consider all relevant risk factors. See: Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options. The www.MarketTamer.com educational training program and software services are provided to improve financial understanding.


The information presented in this site is not intended to be used as the sole basis of any investment decisions, nor should it be construed as advice designed to meet the investment needs of any particular investor. Nothing in our research constitutes legal, accounting or tax advice or individually tailored investment advice. Our research is prepared for general circulation and has been prepared without regard to the individual financial circumstances and objectives of persons who receive or obtain access to it. Our research is based on sources that we believe to be reliable. However, we do not make any representation or warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy of our research, the completeness, or correctness or make any guarantee or other promise as to any results that may be obtained from using our research. To the maximum extent permitted by law, neither we, any of our affiliates, nor any other person, shall have any liability whatsoever to any person for any loss or expense, whether direct, indirect, consequential, incidental or otherwise, arising from or relating in any way to any use of or reliance on our research or the information contained therein. Some discussions contain forward looking statements which are based on current expectations and differences can be expected. All of our research, including the estimates, opinions and information contained therein, reflects our judgment as of the publication or other dissemination date of the research and is subject to change without notice. Further, we expressly disclaim any responsibility to update such research. Investing involves substantial risk. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results, and a loss of original capital may occur. No one receiving or accessing our research should make any investment decision without first consulting his or her own personal financial advisor and conducting his or her own research and due diligence, including carefully reviewing any applicable prospectuses, press releases, reports and other public filings of the issuer of any securities being considered. None of the information presented should be construed as an offer to sell or buy any particular security. As always, use your best judgment when investing.