Bloomberg: First Democratic Debates: Where to Watch, What to Watch For

“The first night will feature Senators Warren, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, former Representative Beto O’Rourke, former HUD Director Julian Castro, Representatives Tulsi Gabbard and Tim Ryan, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Washington Governor Jay Inslee and former Representative John Delaney. Candidates will stand in order of polling numbers, with the highest-polling candidates in the center. Warren is polling at 12.4% in the latest Emerson poll; O’Rourke is polling at 3.3%.”

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The Hill: Poll: Biden and Sanders both lead Trump by 10 points nationally

“An Emerson Polling survey released Tuesday found both former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders(I-Vt.) leading President Trump by 10 points nationally.”

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The Hill: Warren support rises in two national polls

“In head-to-head matchups with Democratic opponents, the Emerson poll found that President Trump trails each candidate. Biden and Sanders each hold a 10 percent advantage over Trump in the hypothetical matchups, according to the poll, with 55 percent support to Trump’s 45 percent. Warren, in the same matchup, leads Trump 53 percent to 47 percent. ”

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June National Poll: All Eyes on the Democratic Debates; Biden, Sanders and Warren Separate from the Field

A new national poll finds the Democratic field coming into focus as the candidates prepare for this week’s first debates. Joe Biden continues to hold his announcement bounce, and has gained a point since May –  now holding 34% of the vote, followed by Senator Bernie Sanders who moved up 2 points to 27%. Senator Elizabeth Warren has broken away from the rest of those running, into 3rd place – improving from 10% of the vote up to 14%. Senator Kamala Harris comes in fourth with 7%, Mayor Pete Buttigieg is in fifth with 6%, and Senator Cory Booker follows in sixth with 3% of the vote. All other candidates poll at 1% or lower. The data was collected June 21-24, and has a margin of error of +/-4.5% for the Democratic primary.

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Washington Post: Senate Republicans don’t have much more credibility than Trump

“Senate Republicans, perhaps looking at some 2020 polling (e.g., an Emerson poll has as Sen. Thom Tillis down by 7 points in North Carolina) and at disapproval of President Trump’s immigration and trade policies, are trying to get him to back off two very bad moves — another doomed nomination (following two Federal Reserve picks that went down in flames), and Trump’s harebrained idea to slap tariffs on Mexico to get them to do, well, it’s not clear what, but something on asylum seekers.”

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The Hill: Tillis trails Democratic challenger by 7 points in North Carolina poll

“Tillis, one of the more endangered Senate Republicans running for reelection, trails state Sen. Erica Smith (D) 46 percent to 39 percent in an Emerson College poll released Tuesday, while 15 percent of voters are undecided.”

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North Carolina 2020: Biden with Early Lead on Trump and Democratic Primary Field

A new Emerson Poll in North Carolina finds President Trump’s popularity underwater, with 52% disapproval and 41% approval (May 31-June 3, +/-3.1%). Trump received 50% of the vote to Clinton’s 46% in 2016, carrying the Tar Heel State and its 15 electoral votes. While the President remains popular within the Republican Party – Trump leads former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld 88% to 12%- the President is tied or trailing against four of the top five Democratic opponents, faring the worst against former Vice-President Joe Biden, who is ahead of Trump 56% to 44%.

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