I’m so old I remember some liberals were panicking over Trump’s “convention bounce” like it was last month:
In Colorado, Clinton leads Trump by 12 points, 41 percent to 29 percent, with Johnson at 15 percent and Stein at 6 percent.
In Florida, the Democrat is ahead of her GOP opponent by five points, 41 percent to 36 percent, with Johnson at 9 percent and Stein at 4 percent.
In the four-way North Carolina contest, it’s Clinton at 45 percent, Trump at 36 percent, Johnson at 9 percent and Stein at 2 percent.
And in Virginia, Clinton gets 43 percent, Trump gets 31 percent, Johnson gets 12 percent and Stein gets 5 percent.
I didn’t think Trump had a viable path to the Electoral College before the campaign started. I…am not changing my mind.
Perhaps even more importantly, the anchor Trump is throwing to Senate candidates is beginning to show up — North Carolina looks like a toss-up and Bennett is well ahead in Colorado. Alas, the inability of Florida Dems to put up a halfway decent candidate will probably put it out of reach, but Illinois, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Ohio all seem very doable and Feingold looks like a lock in Wisconsin.
But at least the underfunded, amateurish campaign with a world-historically bad candidate is maintaining its laser focus:
look at the swing-state (if we can even still call them that) numbers and absorb the fact that Trump is campaigning in Connecticut tomorrow
— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) August 12, 2016
A tweep asked a question I don’t have a good answer to: when does Trump start to threaten the Republican House majority? As always, eternal thanks for the wisdom of the Republican primary electorate.