Here's the upshot of the fact that five Democratic contenders are polling ahead of Trump in head-to-head matchups in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll: They're all "electable." You can vote for whom you like best, who you think has the best vision for both restoring the country and moving us forward, and not whom you think the rest of the country could hold their nose and vote for.
Trump never tops 41% against Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, or Pete Buttigieg. They, in order, lead him by 16, 12, 11, 10, and 6 points among all adults. Trump is flirting with below 40% support, a steady decline from a high of 45% in July's poll. All five also lead Trump among registered voters, with Biden leading by 15, Sanders by 9, Warren and Harris by 7, and Buttigieg by 4 (though that's within the margin of error).
All of which means Trump's thoughts this morning of the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks are about "fake news." Trump recognized the exact minute the first plane hit the Twin Towers that horrible morning with tweets, of course, attacking the "hypothetical poll, done by one of the worst pollsters of them all, the Amazon Washington Post/ABC," and then using his usual deplorable nicknames for Biden and Warren, which don't bear repeating. He continued the "thought," for lack of a better term, "This is a phony suppression poll, meant to build up their Democrat partners. I haven’t even started campaigning yet, and am constantly fighting Fake News like Russia, Russia, Russia. Look at North Carolina last night. Dan Bishop, down big in the Polls, WINS. Easier than 2016!"
Such gravitas. The reality is that more than a year ahead of the vote, with another 14 months of disaster waiting to happen on Trump's watch, every serious Democrat could beat Trump. "Electability" isn't the issue for 2020.
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