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‘RIP GOP’: Polling Expert Predicts Devastating Trump 2020 Electoral Wipeout

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Democratic pollster and strategist Stanley Greenberg went on CNN Monday to explain why he believes President Donald Trump and the Republican Party are headed toward a historic and humiliating defeat in the 2020 elections.

In an interview with CNN’s John Berman, Greenberg discussed his new book called “RIP GOP” in which he makes a case that Trump’s presidency has shifted public opinion in Democrats’ favor while repelling moderate voters from the Republican Party.

“I think what happened going into 2016 is Donald Trump took over the Tea Party base of the party, allied it with evangelicals and took the party to a very extreme end,” he said. “I believe… Donald Trump’s election will speed the defeat of the Republican Party because of its dominance by the Tea Party and evangelicals, which won’t consider compromise, which won’t consider a multicultural America in a part of our future. And I also thought it would speed up the resistance and also people’s consciousness of what they believe and their values, and all of that has happened.”

To this end, Greenberg is predicting a blowout win for Democrats in 2020, as he’s projecting the Democratic nominee will win a whopping 385 electoral votes, whereas Trump will win just 153.

“Every trend is moving away from the Republicans,” Greenberg said. “More and more territory will be in play.”

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2020 Road to the White House

Pete Buttigieg Delivers Epic Answer When Asked if ‘Religious Liberty’ Should Be Used to Deny Service to LGBTQ People

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“Any freedom that we honor in this country has limits when it comes to harming other people.”

Pete Buttigieg has the definitive answer to those who think their religious liberty takes priority over equality for LGBTQ people in America.

Buttigieg, one of nine top Democratic presidential candidates to participate in Thursday evening’s HRC Equality Town Hall on CNN, was asked if he thinks people should be able to deny service to LGBTQ people based on so-called religious liberty.

Or, as business owner and audience member Andrew Beaudoin asked, “As a Christian, can you point to any teachings in faith which state things like, ‘Thou shalt not serve the gays meatloaf in diner?’”

The South Bend, Indiana mayor who is currently ranked in fourth place, offered this balanced response.

“Without telling others how to worship, the Christian tradition that I belong to instructs me to identify with the marginalized and to recognize that the greatest thing that any of us has to offer is love,” Buttigieg said. “Religious liberty is an important principle in this country, and we honor that. It’s also the case that any freedom that we honor in this country has limits when it comes to harming other people.”

“We say that the right to free speech does not include the right to yell ‘fire’ in a crowded theater.”

“A famous justice once said, ‘My right to swing my fist ends where somebody else’s nose begins.’ And the right to religious freedom ends where religion is being used as an excuse to harm other people,” Buttigieg said strongly, to great applause.

“When religion is used in that way, to me, it makes God smaller,” the South Bend mayor added.

He went on to say that using religion to harm or discriminate against LGBTQ people is “an insult, not only to us as  LGBTQ people, but I think it’s an insult to faith, to believe that it could be used to hurt people in that way.”

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Warren Narrowly Beats Sanders to Take Over Second Place for First Time in New Poll of 17,000 Democratic Voters

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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has narrowly taken second place in a new, just-released Politico/Morning Consult nation-wide poll of more than 17,000 registered voters. Warren beat Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for the first time in this specific poll. Former Vice President Joe Biden maintains his first place position.

But as always, there’s a lot more news below the headlines.

“Since mid-April, Warren has picked up 13 points of first-choice support while Biden has gained 2 points and Sanders has lost 5 points,” Morning Consult’s Eli Yokley reports. “The poll shows ample room for Warren’s support to grow among women and voters ages 18 to 29.”

Black voters still widely support the former vice president.

“40% of black voters back Biden compared with 11% who back Warren, but 29% have yet to form an opinion” of Senator Warren.

Bottom line, Joe Biden takes 32%, Elizabeth Warren takes 20%, and Bernie Sanders takes 19%.

The poll was conducted September 16-22 of 17,377 registered voters “who indicated they may vote in the Democratic primary or caucus in their state.”

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‘First Major Shakeup’: Warren ‘Has Surged’ to First Place Ahead of Biden and Sanders in Iowa Caucuses Poll

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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) “has surged” in Iowa, jumping ahead of both former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in the just -released Des Moines Register poll of likely Iowa Caucuses voters.

It is the first time Warren has placed first. She comes as the first choice of 22% of voters. Biden grabbed 20%, and Sanders falls to third place with just 11%.

“This is the first major shakeup,” said J. Ann Selzer, president of Selzer & Co., which conducted the poll, the Des Moines Register reports. “It’s the first time we’ve had someone other than Joe Biden at the top of the leader board.”

Iowa is considered a crucial state for primary candidates to win.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg comes in fourth with 9%, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) is at 6%. U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) are each at 3%.

This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.

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