Emoji-Meter: ACB, Trump Campaign, Florida Polls, and more!

by | Oct 15, 2020


Sometimes words just aren’t enough.

Amy Coney Barrett

Day 4 of Amy Coney Barrett‘s confirmation hearing continues, with officials on the Senate Judiciary Committee questioning expert witnesses. While ACB is getting a much-needed break today, she’s been nothing short of impressive throughout the grueling, week-long gauntlet. Proving that she’s a true textualist that would adhere to the Constitution, ACB shot down detractors claiming that she would follow Trump’s agenda over written law if confirmed to the high court. At this point, it’s a foregone conclusion that ACB will replace RGB.

Trump Train

After a COVID-19 scare, the “Trump Train” is back in business, with President Donald Trump making his final pitch to voters with only 19 days remaining until the general election. While the president has made stops in key swing states — Pennsylvania, Iowa, and North Carolina — POTUS is focusing heavily on Florida this week. After holding a rally in Sanford on Monday, Trump will make another stop in Florida when he holds his fifth rally this week in Ocala — part of the all-important I-4 corridor. This is a smart move from the campaign, with Florida being a MUST win if Trump wants four more years in the White House.

Vote-By-Mail Ballots

According to the Florida secretary of state’s office, more than 1.7 million vote-by-mail ballots have been returned in Florida. An additional 3.8 million ballots have been mailed out but not returned. With more Floridians requesting vote-by-mail ballots, the Sunshine State is on pace to exceed the total number of vote-by-mail votes cast in both the 2018 and 2016 general election. Could this prove costly for the Trump campaign?

Amendment 2

In less than three weeks, Floridians will decide whether or not to adopt a $15 minimum wage hike. While ardent supporters say the increase will provide workers in the state with a “liveable wage,” opponents argue that the initiative will be a death sentence for businesses still recovering from the coronavirus pandemic. This week, a new ad lambasting the John Morgan-led amendment pointed to the ballot language attached to the initiative, which states: “This proposed constitutional amendment is estimated to have a net negative impact on the state budget. This impact may result in higher taxes or a loss of government services.”

Florida Presidential Polls

A new poll released this week shows that Trump sits in a statistical tie with Democratic nominee Joe Biden in Florida. Reuters/Ipsos national poll found that both men are deadlocked in the important battleground state, with Biden holding a slim lead — 49 percent to 47 percent. The new poll is good news for the Trump campaign, which continues to focus its attention on Florida. Meanwhile, the poll also found that Biden was widening his lead in Arizona, which could prove detrimental to Trump’s re-election chances.





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