Battlegrounds: Battleground polls are stupid, but comparing the same groupings of states over time can still give us some useful data. This one covers AZ, CO, IA, ME, MT, and NC. Hart Research Associates (D), presumably a spinoff of Garin-Hart-Yang (D), finds a 50-41 Biden race in these states as a whole. We’ll see what the numbers look like as the poll is repeated. That should actually give us some good data.
Boomers: Pursuant to that battleground poll, it seems that many polls agree that President Trump has lost support among the 65+ crowd. If true, this likely has to do with his virus response. Biden was always counting on cutting through with older voters, so his inherent appeal as a man from the 1940s stranded in our world might be assisting him here as well.
Ventura: It was over almost before it began. Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura’s (I) run for the Green Party’s presidential nomination seemed to end a few days after it started. Ventura probably found out that despite his wacko credentials, the particular wackos that lead the Green Party weren’t just going to crown him King Wacko.
MA-Sen: Emerson College has Sen. Ed Markey losing to Rep. Joe Kennedy III 58-42. Just stand back and consider it for a moment. That’s not out of line with the CW at all. When have we seen an incumbent senator go down in flames in his own primary the way Markey is going down right now? Granted, the Kennedy name is probably the biggest reason that he’s losing, but does any other family name in America carry as much weight as the Kennedy name does in Massachusetts?