Washington Post: The mostly unanswerable question: Which close races were won by dirty tricks?

Polls at the end of the contest showed that it was close; one, from Emerson College, had Kemp up two points. That poll ended a couple of days before Kemp’s office blamed hacking on the Democrats.

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FiveThirtyEight: Americans Don’t Want A Government Shutdown Because Of The Border Wall

straw poll of the 2020 Democratic primary field among members of the progressive group MoveOn.org found U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas on top, followed by former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders and others. Meanwhile, an Emerson College poll found O’Rourke trailing Biden and Sanders. So what do we make of this? Remember that early polls are useful as an indicator of who is likely to run in a primary election, but they don’t always tell us much about who might win.

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Daily Mail: Majority of Americans want a bilateral trade deal with the UK before or soon after we leave the EU, poll reveals

A clear majority of Americans want a bilateral trade deal to be agreed with the UK before or soon after we leave the EU, a poll has found.

Donald Trump recently criticized Theresa May‘s withdrawal agreement and suggested a US-UK trade deal may never happen.

But the survey by Emerson College, a university in Boston, Massachusetts, suggests ordinary Americans are more enthusiastic about the so-called ‘special relationship’.

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Trump’s Disapproval Matches All Time Low; Americans Are Optimistic About the New Year Despite Belt Tightening for the Holidays

The last Emerson poll of 2018 finds President Trump’s job disapproval rating falling below 50% for the first time this year, with approval at 43% and disapproval at 47% on his job performance. These are the strongest job numbers for the President in an Emerson poll since February 2017, when Trump had 48% approval/47% disapproval. This survey data was collected December 6-9, US Residents, MM, n=800, +/-3.6%.

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