Border Families: Trump has signed an executive order to stop family separations of the illegal immigrants detained at the border. This comes after a wave of overwhelmingly negative press focused on the issue, and with congressional Republicans looking to pass their own bill to deal with the issue. There is concern however that the legal nuts and bolts of the EO have effectively re-created the Obama Administration’s catch-and-release system due to how long they are legally allowed to detain young immigrants.
MN-2020: Trump has his eyes set on flipping the state with the longest record of voting Democrat for President. This is entirely feasible on paper since the state tracked the popular vote almost exactly in 2016 and has been sliding towards the GOP ever since the 1980s, but the MNGOP has a pretty terrible track record in the state lately, having an apparent hard ceiling of around 48% of the vote going back about 2 decades at this point. It’s also a question whether or not Minnesota should be a priority for Trump’s re-election effort given that he easily cleared 270 EV’s without much focus on the state.
Quinnipiac: The latest Quin national poll has Trump at 43/52, which is the best marks he has gotten from them since his inauguration. Notably, the poll also finds Trump is strongly disapproved of by roughly the same high-40s% of people across all age groups, but that considerably more young voters either somewhat disapprove, have no opinion of, or only somewhat approve of him than their elders, which is why Trump polls weaker with them. There is theoretically a lot of upside for Trump with young voters based on these numbers.
Bloomberg: The former New York Mayor has announced that he plans to drop $80 Million on helping the Democrats take control of Congress this year. It marks a departure from his usual D-lean-but-nominally-bipartisan efforts in the part on gun control and immigration, and is apparently part of his long-term strategy to force the American political spectrum back into the pre-2016 box by destroying Trump in any way he can…..