The election won’t be delayed but that doesn’t mean Trump’s tweet means nothing

America passed a grim milestone of 150,000 Covid-19 deaths. It was announced that the economy had shrank at an unprecedented 32.9% annual rate between April and June – more than three times the previous record set in 1958. This was dreadful news for a President already flailing in the polls, and thus what came next could be interpreted as a classic Trump tactic of tweeting … Continue reading The election won’t be delayed but that doesn’t mean Trump’s tweet means nothing

24th July – 31st July

Campaign Summary: With much focus this week on events in the Senate and Congress, here’s a special weekly update on the state of the Senate elections also taking place this November.  ·      After a flurry of positive polls the likelihood of the Democrats winning the Senate is increasing. This would deliver a huge arm of support behind Joe Biden delivering on his campaign promises. Some of … Continue reading 24th July – 31st July

Georgia is up for grabs

A recent ‘Cook Political Report’ revealed that of the groups where Donald Trump is losing votes, his greatest loss of support is from whites with a college degree and from voters aged over 65. Compared to 2016, national polling reveals a 20% net loss of support from the latter and a 12% net loss of support amongst the former. Interestingly this is compared to a … Continue reading Georgia is up for grabs

17th July – 23rd July

Campaign Summary: Trump is planning to ‘deploy 150 federal agents to Chicago this week’ despite the Mayor declaring ‘we don’t want them’.  In the last two months the presence of federal agents in Portland – plus allegations they have ‘whisked people away in unmarked cars without probable cause’ – have energised two months of protests. The President is threatening to send federal agents to multiple Democratic controlled cities.  Legal experts … Continue reading 17th July – 23rd July

11th July – 16th July

Campaign Summary: Donald Trump criticised US infectious disease expert Antony Fauci: ‘he’s made a lot of mistakes’ and said ‘I disagree with him’ on Fauci’s assessment the country was not in a good place. 67% of voters trust Fauci for information on coronavirus compared with 26% who trusted Trump.  A lot can change in 3 days… on Wednesday Trump criticised Trade official Navarro for writing ‘Fauci had been wrong … Continue reading 11th July – 16th July

Episode 1: 100 days to go

Journalist Erik Green talks to Democratic Mayor of Monessen Matt Shorraw and Greg Swenson from Republican Overseas about the upcoming Presidential Election. Discussion ranges from analysing the impact Covid-19 will have on the campaign to the significance of the economy and recent racial tensions in shaping the race to the White House.  Listen: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/erik-green-podcasts/id1523569419 https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-5ne8s-e33e9f https://tunein.com/podcasts/News–Politics-Podcasts/US-Election-with-Erik-Green-p1350878/ Whilst planning for this podcast I kept considering the refrain … Continue reading Episode 1: 100 days to go

US Election with Erik Green: 100 days to go

Journalist Erik Green talks to Democratic Mayor of Monessen Matt Shorraw and Greg Swenson from Republican Overseas about the upcoming Presidential Election. Discussion ranges from analysing the impact Covid-19 will have on the campaign to the significance of the economy and recent racial tensions in shaping the race to the White House.  Continue reading US Election with Erik Green: 100 days to go