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Thu Oct 3, 2019, 01:11 PM

BTRTN September 2019 Month in Review: Ukraine Gamechanger

Born To Run The Numbers reviews of September, the month a whistle-blower dealt a potentially mortal blow to the Trump presidency:

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2019/10/btrtn-september-2019-month-in-review.html

Excerpts:
"The whistleblower report absolutely dominated the month, upending, in one fell swoop, Trump’s desire to move past the Mueller report; the Democrats’ desire to further the Russia investigation and other assorted allegations through ongoing investigations; Pelosi’s desire to avoid impeachment proceedings; the 2020 candidates’ collective desires to focus attention on their campaigns and the future; and candidate Biden in particular, who found himself at the epicenter of the controversy...
"Doubtless more will emerge in the coming months. But in the days following the whistleblower revelations the ranks of Democrats joining the impeachment bandwagon began to swell. Particularly notable was an op-ed by seven freshman Democrats, all with national security experience, all in “vulnerable” districts (the kind most likely to oppose impeachment) who signed on to an impeachment inquiry and stated that the allegations, if true, were impeachable offenses. Pelosi concluded she had no choice but to formally open the inquiry.
"The GOP is not exactly falling in line with Trump... what is most striking is the silence. Apart from Graham and Representative Jim Jordan, few Republicans have picked up the talking points from the Trump team and taken that message to the airwaves.
"The polls tell a story of America in flux. Most polls had previously shown support for impeachment in the 40% range, and opposition over 50%, but now there has been upward movement on the pro-impeachment side. A CNN poll has 47% now favoring impeachment, up from 41% in May; opposition to impeachment dropped from 54% to 45%. Morning Consult has similar numbers, 46% to 43%."

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