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Report: Dems Losing Public Support In Congressional Races

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New data from the Institute of Politics and Public Service shows public support for Democrats in congressional races is far less than support behind the presumptive nominee Joe Biden‘s presidential race.

The numbers show support for Biden is high — despite 59 percent of voters thinking it is unlikely Biden will finish a four-year term in the White House. But in down-the-ballot races, it’s not looking good for Democrats.

According to the report’s release, “Democrats see a 9-point drop in support between Biden and the generic Congressional Democrat among white suburban women, a 6-point drop among independents, and a 5-point drop with college graduates.”

While it may not ring good news for the Trump campaign, local congressional races should see this as potentially election-changing results.

Republicans also have higher support in crucial voting blocks like rural voters (57 percent), white seniors (53 percent), and voters with some college education (50 percent), according to the data.

While this poll suggests Biden is soaring past Trump in national polls — which notably didn’t matter in 2016 since the electoral college does not need national support — the Republican platform in general is more popular.

The generic Congressional ballot results show Republican support at 44 percent — with Democrats sitting at 50 percent.

This is much smaller than the Biden/Trump numbers, specifically on different issues like the COVID-19 response where Biden leads Trump by 22 percent in voter’s approval.

Therefore, November may see many congressional elections go in President Trump’s favor but the presidential ballot still remains uncertain.

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Oklahoma passes bill banning majority of abortions from ‘moment of fertilization’

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Oklahoma’s Republican Governor Kevin Stitt signed a bill into law on Wednesday which bans virtually all abortions “from the moment of fertilization.”

“I promised Oklahomans that as governor I would sign every piece of pro-life legislation that came across my desk and I am proud to keep that promise today. From the moment life begins at conception is when we have a responsibility as human beings to do everything we can to protect that baby’s life and the life of the mother,” Stitt said in a statement. “That is what I believe and that is what the majority of Oklahomans believe.”

The state legislature first approved the bill, which goes into effect immediately, last week. It bans abortions from the moment of fertilization, except for in cases where rape or incest occurred, or where the mother’s life is in danger.

The law also allows for private citizens to sue doctors or those who participate in “producing an abortion for up to $10,000, mimicking the enforcement mechanism in Texas’s fetal heartbeat law” reports National Review.

Under the new law it is a felony offense to perform an abortion, “which will take effect in August unless a court challenge blocks it.”

 

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