MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2019
Trump Trump Trump polls polls: It's fairly obvious that Jonathan Chait isn't in touch with Future Anthropologists Huddled in Caves, the disconsolate group of highly credentialed scholars who report from the no-longer-numbered years which lie on the far despondent side of the global conflagration they refer to as Mister Trump's War.
We say that because Chait still seems to think that he can convince our liberal team to cease and desist from our persistent attempts to re-elect Mister Trump.
Chait is reporting discouraging news in some swing-state polling. He seems to think that information will affect the ways people behave.
For ourselves, we don't know who will win next year; we aren't completely sure that Mister Trump will even let us have an election! But just as an objective matter, our candidates seem to be historically awful in various ways and, except for his attempts to slime Candidate Biden, Town Crier Trump hasn't even started trying to slime them yet.
Anyone could win next year, of course, assuming we have an election. But Chait is offering significant news, of the type you aren't likely to hear on crowd-pleasing corporate cable.
On reliable liberal cable, they spent two years telling us that Candidate Trump couldn't possibly win. After that, they spent two years telling us that Mueller the God was obviously going to decimate Trump.
Surely, he already had the tax records! All the former prosecutors were happy to tell us that!
So it went on crowd-pleasing cable. Now they're offering us a diet which goes something like this:
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Regarding the polls, they make poor Kornacki take off his jacket and roll up his sleeves whenever he goes to "the big board." They do that because, not unlike the New York Times, they seem convinced that we're all extremely dumb and that we're subject to influence by the silliest kinds of theater.
(Just a guess. It isn't Kornacki's fault!)
Who is going to win next year if we have an election? We can't tell you that. But we can report two things about Chait:
He isn't in touch with future scholars. He's reporting significant facts.