Sarah Sanders: This Is What It Will Take To Defeat Biden in November

H/T Western Journal.

If Slow Joe The Gaff Machine Biden agrees to debate President Trump he will be toast.

The media’s focus in the 2020 presidential election isn’t on Donald Trump vs. Joe Biden. It’s on Donald Trump vs. anybody else.

It doesn’t matter that it’s Joe Biden, because that’s not who anyone is talking about. The Democrats certainly aren’t. The media certainly isn’t. Most days, Donald Trump’s opponent might as well be one of those illustrations of a shadowy human profile with a question mark.

If this is the man the other party wants you to vote for, that’d normally be an odd strategy. That said, we’re in the midst of a pandemic and a concomitant economic collapse. The Biden strategy, such as it is, involves emphasizing the president’s Trump-iness and saying that’s what’s responsible.

If the polls are anything to go by, that’s not doing badly so far. In fact, it’s doing so well that some Democrats don’t want their candidate to take the debate stage at all.

That’s why former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says what it’ll take to defeat the former vice president in November is getting America to take a long, hard look at Biden.

“The idea that Joe Biden or anybody around him, the reason they don’t want him to be on a debate stage is because they don’t want him taking questions,” Sanders said Tuesday on Fox News. “They know that he has been a part of the problem for the last 50 years and he can’t defend his record.

“If this race becomes about Joe Biden he knows he loses. People around him know he loses. He is a failed career politician that has moved so far to the left that he is out of touch with America,” she continued.

“If he has to go up and take questions, it is going to be, I think, a disastrous moment for him and his campaign, and I think a lot of people around them know it, that’s the reason they’ve kept him in the basement bunker and it’s the reason they want to limit the debates to one or two and no more than that, if they have them at all.”

One prominent liberal figure to float the idea Biden shouldn’t debate Trump is former Clinton administration press secretary Joe Lockhart.

In a CNN Op-Ed published last Tuesday, Lockhart wrote that “Trump has now made more than 20,000 misleading or false statements according to The Washington Post. It’s a fool’s errand to enter the ring with someone who can’t follow the rules or the truth.

“Biden will undoubtedly take heat from Republicans and the media for skipping the debates,” he wrote. “But it’s worth the risk as trying to debate someone incapable of telling the truth is an impossible contest to win.”

I’d say something about the richness of the man who was Bill Clinton’s press secretary when Clinton was formally impeached for lying under oath having written that, but I digress.

In The New York Times, meanwhile, former debate panelist Elizabeth Drew argued for scrapping the debates entirely, saying they’ve come “to resemble professional wrestling matches, and more substantive debates were widely panned in the press. Points went to snappy comebacks and one-liners. Witty remarks drew laughs from the audience and got repeated for days and remembered for years.”

“This, by the way, isn’t written out of any concern that Donald Trump will prevail over Joe Biden in the debates; Mr. Biden has done just fine in a long string of such contests. The point is that ‘winning’ a debate, however assessed, should be irrelevant, as are the debates themselves,” she wrote.

Drew, a prolific Washington, D.C., journalist, moderated a 1976 Gerald Ford-Jimmy Carter debate; the intervening 44 years have apparently been busy, which is why she’s decided just now is the time to take a visible stand on the issue .

Democrats don’t seem particularly enthralled by what Lockhart or Drew are pushing, at least not yet.

“We’ve had presidential debates for a long time now, and it’s been a way for a lot of people around the nation to be able to see the candidates in action,” Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren said, according to The Hill.

“I know that Joe Biden will show who he is, a man of both empathy and competence, and I’d like the American people to have a chance to see that.”

“This is a big race, and the answer is yes, I think he should,” California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein added, while saying they ought to be limited.

“I think one or two debates is sufficient,” she said.

It’s not just about the debates, either. Biden has limited his appearances and media access — allowing the Democrats and the media to make the race about Trump alone, something Sanders suggested was indicative of the campaign.

“I think the fact that they want to hide Joe Biden tells us everything we need to know about that campaign,” she said.

“This has nothing to do with his plans are for the country and everything to do with attacking the president. The focus needs to be on who is best fit and ready to lead our country, rebuild our economy. I think when you ask that question, there is no doubt it’s Donald Trump, and that’s the reason nobody wants Joe Biden on a stage being compared to this president.”

Trump, she said, must contrast his record to Biden’s.

“He can restore law and order, he’s built the economy strong, he can certainly do it again, and I think those are two areas that this president can really show contrast with somebody like Joe Biden who’s been part of the problem for far too long, on a debate stage, and I think it’s why it’s important for Americans to see,” Sanders said.

Biden, of course, insists he wants to be on that stage.

“Joe Biden said in June that he looks forward to debating Donald Trump on the dates and in the locations chosen by the Presidential Commission on Debates. We are still waiting for Donald Trump to agree to as much,” Andrew Bates, Biden’s rapid response director, said in a statement to The Hill, referring to the  fact that the Trump campaign has yet to formally commit to participating in the debates.

If the former vice president really is looking forward to debating Trump, though, Biden has a funny way of showing it. He gives short speeches, takes few if any questions and prefers highly scripted events which happen as infrequently as possible.

The Democrats have realized their best chance to get Joe Biden elected is to completely ignore Joe Biden. Counterintuitive as that may seem, conservatives oughtn’t kid ourselves — that’s exactly what they’re doing right now, and it’s working.

Trump is wildly popular among his base, but he’s just as viciously hated by the other side.

Allowing the Democrats to focus on Trump and Trump alone while allowing Biden’s competence issues to remain unaddressed is the perfect recipe for a loss.

If the Trump team wants to be sure to keep Joe Biden out of the Oval Office, one way or another, they need to keep him out of the basement.

Trump Beats Biden in Crucial Campaign Metric

H/T Western Journal.

I think President Trump will win in a landslide.

President Donald Trump took in $165 million for his re-election effort in the month of July, a sum that that surpasses what his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, raised during the same period.

But a massive cash-on-hand advantage that once gave the Republican a significant competitive edge has largely been closed.

Biden and the Democratic Party are now reporting that they are just $6 million shy of the $300 million that the president and the Republican National Committee have banked.

The money puts the two on a virtually even footing that will allow both to saturate the airwaves with advertising, fund get-out-the-vote efforts and mobilize supporters — even if it has to be done virtually in many cases due to the coronavirus.

The sums also suggest that even in the midst of a pandemic that has curtailed conventional campaign activities, Trump has continued to spend at a vigorous pace.

Biden, meanwhile, appears to have cut expenses and stockpiled cash.

Trump’s large haul was welcomed by his campaign, which had been bested in fundraising by Biden, the former vice president, over the past two months.

Trump’s advisers said they didn’t just beat Biden — they said that they’ve raised a staggering $1.1 billion this cycle.

“The president’s support continues to increase while Joe Biden just posted a down fundraising month from his basement,” campaign manager Bill Stepien said, referring to the basement studio where Biden has been attending many of his digital-only campaign events.

Campaigns often tout small contributions from grassroots donors as a sign of enthusiasm, and Biden’s campaign is no exception.

They claim support from ordinary people has swelled and point to an average online contribution of $34.77 as proof.

Campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillion called it a “lights-out fundraising month.”

She said the money will help Democrats build support “to defeat Donald Trump this fall and win the battle for the soul of our nation.”

The fundraising totals include donations collected by each candidate, national political parties and a series of joint fundraising committees both contenders have set up in conjunction with their parties.

These financial arrangements allow donors to contribute six-figure sums.

On New Voter Registration in Key States, Trump Is Blowing Biden Out of the Water

H/T Town Hall.

This is a key piece of information the drive-by media will not tell you.

I think that President Trump will blow Slow Joe The Gaff Machine out of the water in November.

I also think Republicans will flip the House back also while holding and possibly gaining seats in the Senate.

While polling continues to show President Trump behind Biden in key swing states, new voter registration numbers are telling a different story about his chances to win re-election in November.

According to Axios, the RNC continues to register more voters than the Democratic Party in places where it will matter most.

The Trump campaign and RNC have now registered 100,000 new voters in the 2020 cycle, more than doubling their numbers from 2016 and shrinking Democrats’ registration advantage in key swing states, according to new Trump Victory data provided exclusively to Axios.

The Trump campaign and RNC have now registered 100,000 new voters in the 2020 cycle, more than doubling their numbers from 2016 and shrinking Democrats’ registration advantage in key swing states, according to new Trump Victory data provided exclusively to Axios.

Democrats still have more active registered voters in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida, but Republicans have managed to narrow the margins in those states by tens of thousands of voters since 2016.

Republicans have narrowed the voter registration gap in key swing states, according to Axios’ reviews of those states records.

Republicans have lessened the margin by 133,000 registered voters in Pennsylvania and 87,000 voters in Florida.

Republicans have also chipped away at Democrats’ advantage in the tossup state of North Carolina — gaining a net 216,410 voters since Election Day 2016.

Meanwhile, the RNC and Trump campaign fight against mass mail-in voting, especially in states that have not cleaned up their voter registration rolls, continues.

 

Democrats’ ‘War Game’ for Election Includes West Coast Secession Possible Civil War

H/T Breitbart.

This sounds like the DemocRats want a civil war.

Democrats are contemplating secession and potential civil war as they game out possible scenarios for a closely contested election, according to a report by Ben Smith in a New York Times column Sunday.

The bulk of Smith’s column is devoted to the question of how the media will handle Election Night coverage, given that the result may not be known for weeks. Vote-by-mail, which many states have only recently adopted — ostensibly, to prevent the spread of coronavirus in polling places — could lead to an uncertain result.

However, buried near the end of Smith’s column is a report that Democrats have participated in a “war game” in which they considered several possible outcomes of the election.

In one scenario, John Podesta — the former chair of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, and a leading figure in party circles — played former Vice President Joe Biden, and refused to concede the election.

The result: the threat of secession by the entire West Coast, followed by the possible intervention of the U.S. armed forces:

But conveniently, a group of former top government officials called the Transition Integrity Project actually gamed four possible scenarios, including one that doesn’t look that different from 2016: a big popular win for Mr. Biden, and a narrow electoral defeat, presumably reached after weeks of counting the votes in Pennsylvania. For their war game, they cast John Podesta, who was Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, in the role of Mr. Biden. They expected him, when the votes came in, to concede, just as Mrs. Clinton had.

But Mr. Podesta, playing Mr. Biden, shocked the organizers by saying he felt his party wouldn’t let him concede. Alleging voter suppression, he persuaded the governors of Wisconsin and Michigan to send pro-Biden electors to the Electoral College.

In that scenario, California, Oregon, and Washington then threatened to secede from the United States if Mr. Trump took office as planned. The House named Mr. Biden president; the Senate and White House stuck with Mr. Trump. At that point in the scenario, the nation stopped looking to the media for cues, and waited to see what the military would do.

Notably, on Election Night in 2016, Podesta publicly refused to concede the election to President Donald Trump.

The DNC Platform Goal is to End the Firearm Industry

H/T AmmoLand.

One more reason to reelect President Trump.

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Presumed Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, called the firearm industry “the enemy” from the debate stage one year ago. Now, the rest of the party plans to follow him in that announcement with the Democratic Platform that lays out an agenda to dismantle the firearm and ammunition industry and destroy Second Amendment rights in America.

The DNC posted the party’s draft platform online, which will be formally adopted during the Milwaukee convention starting Aug. 17. Just two paragraphs of the 80-page document are dedicated to firearms, but not much space is needed when the party is in lockstep. The plan includes:

  • Criminalizing private firearm transfers
  • Disrupting interstate commerce by criminalizing online firearm and ammunition sales
  • Instituting endless “delay” windows for background checks
  • Banning the manufacture and sale of modern sporting rifles
  • Banning the manufacture and sale of standard magazines
  • Enacting licensing schemes to exercise Second Amendment rights
  • Enacting ex parte “red flag” laws to seize guns without legal recourse
  • Mandating home storage requirements under penalty of law
  • Repealing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act to subject the industry to frivolous lawsuits

In Lockstep

Former Vice President Biden already told America exactly how he feels when it comes to law-abiding citizens demanding their civil rights. Union autoworker Jerry Wayne questioned Biden on his commitment to safeguarding gun rights, only to be the target of Biden’s temper when he jabbed a finger in his face, telling Wayne, “not to be such a horse’s ass,” and telling him he’s “full of sh*t.”

Biden has called for “DNA-enabled smart guns,” despite no such technology existing and the fabled regular so-called “smart gun” was an abject failure. He told voters he would appoint former U.S. Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke (D-Texas) as his gun control sheriff, after O’Rourke said “Hell, yes…” to forcibly confiscating modern sporting rifles. Biden answered CNN’s Anderson Cooper when he asked if his federal buyback plan would mean the government would confiscate firearms.

“Bingo,” Biden said. “You’re right, if you have an assault weapon. The fact of the matter is they should be illegal, period.”

Beyond Biden

This isn’t just Biden pushing this radical rights-grabbing agenda. This is the party platform. These are the stated goals. This is truly an agenda. It ignores facts.

For instance, the draft DNC platform wants to close the so-called “Charleston Loophole.” They would do this by giving no timeframe by which the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System would be required to complete a check to a gun sale. Right now, 91 percent of all background checks are completed instantly. Just nine percent are “delayed.” Of those, 88 percent are finalized within three working days and a full 94 percent are completed with 10 days. Congressional gun control advocates would rather shut down background checks and deny sales outright, if they could. We know because instead of following the law, U.S. Senators tried to shut it down during the busiest firearm-buying period on record.

The party’s objective to ban the manufacture and sale of the most-popular selling centerfire rifle isn’t new, but is getting renewed emphasis. President Bill Clinton signed the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban and even the Centers for Disease Control concluded it had no meaningful impact on crime reduction. NSSF recently surveyed likely voters in 18 swing states and more than half responded they wouldn’t support a ban on modern sporting rifles and want politicians to respect individual rights and enforce laws presently on the books.

Radical Agenda

The DNC is listening to their radical base and not the rest of America. That’s why they continue to demonize the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which denies activist politicians and lawyers from bringing frivolous lawsuits against the industry for the consequences of criminal activity by individuals. They would destroy an industry through litigation that would be akin to taking Ford to court for the crimes of drunk driving.

The platform wasn’t the product of Biden’s thinking, but those propping him up. They’re ramming through a radical agenda to disarm law-abiding Americans when they’re buying firearms in record numbers over concerns of personal safety. This is a platform that is far beyond being out of step with America. It’s tripping over itself.

 

Trump Announcement: Next Stimulus Checks May Well Be Larger Than Last

H/T Western Journal.

If President Trump verbally commits to a number greater than the 1,200 of the last checks you know the DemocRats will want a higher amount.

The DemocRats can not give President Trump a win this close to the election.

The DemocRats will be bitten in the ass by their lack of action on the next round of stimulus checks.

President Donald Trump is thinking big, and Americans may be the beneficiaries.

Trump was interviewed this week during a visit to West Texas and spoke to KMID-TV about his thoughts for the next round of stimulus checks that may come to Americans because of the impact of the coronavirus on the nation’s economy.

“I think probably we’re going to have something that is going to be very good over the next week or so,” Trump said.

“We want to take care of people that don’t have jobs. We’re taking care of a lot of people. Very important. We have to do it smart, but we want we very generous,” he said.

When asked whether $1,200 — the amount doled out in the first round of checks — was enough, Trump replied, “We’re going to see. It may go higher than that, actually.”

On Monday, Senate Republicans proposed a second round of $1,200 direct payments to American families based upon income, Fox News reported.

The president was asked how high he would like to see the payments go.

“I’d like to see it be very high because I love the people. I want the people to get it,” he said.

Trump voiced confidence in the future, despite the impact of the virus.

“You know, the economy is going to come back. We just had tremendous job numbers, as you know. It was just announced. We had great retail sales numbers, so this is all coming back,” he said.

The president added that although saving lives took priority over a continued economic expansion, America will rebound.

“We had the greatest economy we’ve ever had and we had to close it up because you know we had to do it. We saved millions of lives by doing that but now we’re bringing it back and that’s going to come back,” he said.

But, Trump added, “We’ve got to take care of the people in the meantime.”

That may be easier said than done.

“We don’t have an agreement on anything,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said earlier in the week after meeting with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

House Democrats have passed what they have dubbed the HEROES Act, which called for spending about $3 trillion.

The Senate’s HEALS Act would spend about $1 trillion.

Trump Meets with Family of Slain Soldier, Offers To Pay for Funeral

H/T Western Journal.

This is a fact that will never be reported by the drive-by media.

President Donald Trump met Thursday with the family of a soldier who investigators say was slain on the Texas Army base where she was stationed, saying it is a “terrible story” and that he would help with funeral expenses.

The family of Spc. Vanessa Guillen, whose remains were found July 2 following her disappearance in April from Fort Hood, rallied with several dozen supporters before the meeting with Trump, calling for justice and for changes in the way the military handles sexual abuse.

“It’s an incredible story. It’s a terrible story,” Trump said to the family in the Oval Office.

“So we’re going to look into it very powerfully. We already have started, as you know, and we’ll get to the bottom of it. Maybe things can come out that will help other people in a situation like Vanessa. We’ll be in touch with you constantly.”

“And if I can help you out with the funeral, I’ll help you out, financially, I’ll help you,” Trump said.

Guillen’s family has said she was sexually harassed by the fellow solider suspected of killing her, but the Army has said there is no evidence supporting the claim. The Army has said she may have experienced harassment at the base that was not sexual in nature.

Secretary of the Army Ryan D. McCarthy on July 10 ordered a review of the climate and culture at Fort Hood.

“The truth will come out whether they like it or not,” Lupe Guillen, the younger sister of Vanessa Guillen, said ahead of the meeting with the president.

She said relatives were disappointed not to have heard from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott regarding her sister’s case and were ready to take their story straight to the White House.

John Wittman, a spokesperson for Abbott, said the governor’s office has not heard from the Guillen family but is prepared to help.

He said the governor’s office was looking into whether Texas has any authority over a U.S. military death. He also said the Texas attorney general’s office was looking into whether the family may be eligible for assistance from the crime victim’s compensation fund.

“Governor Abbott’s heart aches for the Guillen family and he and the First Lady keep them in their prayers,” Wittman said in a text message.

Investigators have not revealed a motive for Guillen’s death. They said in a complaint that she was bludgeoned to death in the armory room of the Army base near Killeen.

Fellow Fort Hood soldier Spc. Aaron Robinson, 20, is suspected to have killed and dismembered Guillen. Robinson killed himself after being confronted by police on July 1.

A civilian suspect, 22-year-old Cecily Aguilar, is in custody on three counts of conspiracy to destroy evidence for helping Robinson hide Guillen’s remains and attempting to flee.

The family is pushing a bill that would address procedures for reporting sexual harassment and assault in the military, according to the family’s lawyer, Natalie Khawam, who helped write it.

U.S. Reps. Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma and Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii are sponsoring the bill, which is named #IAmVanessaGuillen after a social media movement on harassment in the military.

Guillen’s mother, Gloria Guillen, said she was angry to hear McCarthy say her daughter was not sexually harassed. She said she had spoken to her daughter about the harassment, but did not detail what her daughter said.

She said she was speaking up for all women in the military.

“If there is war, who is going to defend us if our soldiers are scared to join?” she said in Spanish. “Who is going to guard our country if our soldiers are being assaulted, killed and disappeared?”

A funeral has not been held for Guillen because relatives are still waiting for her remains, Khawam told Trump. They hope to have a service soon in Houston.

 

If you can’t pass Biden’s test, you can’t have a gun!

H/T JPFO.

A great reason to reelect President Trump in November.

Will Biden Award Gold Stars to People
Who Can Pass His Gun-Ownership Test?

Jews Will Have a Really Hard Time With That

Vice-President pick, expected in August, must agree
or cannot be the choice: No test, no gun for you.

Democrats have settled on a gun plan for the nation, published it in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, and all they need now are control of both Houses and the White House. Their presidential candidate favors it, and he must pick a running mate who also favors “No Guns for Jews” and everyone else—unless you can meet their standards—which they aren’t revealing. What standards?

“It shall be unlawful for any individual who is not licensed under this section
to knowingly purchase, acquire, or possess a firearm or ammunition.”

The license requires undefined training, including taking and passing a class, a written test, passing a shooting test, demonstrating knowledge of firearms laws, and knowing the government’s concept of safe use, with undisclosed conditions, times and places, instructor qualifications and duration—to keep the guns you already own, or get any new ones. Absolutely nothing prevents “officials” from creating impossible classes and fees. They tried exactly that with Rep. Bobby Rush (D–Ill.) in 2009, under HR 45, but lacked the votes.

“What may be worst of all,” said Rabbi Raziel Cohen, a certified firearms instructor known as The Tactical Rabbi and a JPFO Ambassador, “is the unspecified ‘sound mind and character’ requirement, which could be anything, as determined by some government authority, to ‘make a determination of suitability.’ It is completely arbitrary, and they must realize that. Jews—and everyone, could be disarmed by this plan. It is totally unacceptable,” he said.

“The rights in the Bill of Rights are not subject to government approval or testing and qualifications,” said author Alan Korwin, a consultant to JPFO. “This scheme is an offensive affront to every American citizen,” he said, “worse than a poll tax or tattooed ID numbers. They are asking you to earn a gold star, OMG!”

Bette Midler Declares ‘Donald Trump Is a Murderer’

H/T Breitbart.

Three has-beens the Meathead Reiner, Cher, and Bette Midler running off at the mouth about President Trump being a murderer.

Each one of these has been’s are wanting their fifteen minutes of fame once more.

Director Rob Reiner says President Donald Trump “is Murdering Americans.” Pop icon Cher says the president “kills Americans without thought.” You can add leftist actress Bette Midler to the growing list of leftist Hollywood luminaries calling the president a cold blooded killer.

” #DonaldJTrump is a murderer. Stupid, callous uncaring; all in all the biggest catastrophe to ever befall our poor nation. I can’t stop crying,” Bette Midler said on Twitter over the weekend. 

Midler’s screed links to a 4,600-word, five-person byline New York Times hit piece titled “Inside Trump’s Failure: The Rush to Abandon Leadership Role on the Virus.” The nearly 5,000-word Times article mentions New York Governor Andrew Cuomo once and New Jersey once, even though those two states’ roughly 47,000 COVID-19 deaths account for about  a third of the 142,000 coronavirus deaths in the United States.

In New York, according to the New York Post: “DOH figures on Tuesday showed 6,312 nursing-home deaths, slightly more than 25 percent of the state’s total 24,994 coronavirus fatalities.” Gov. Cuomo has been under fire for issuing an order in March requiring all nursing homes to accept residents who tested positive for COVID-19. The move is widely considered the cause of thousands of patient and staff deaths at nursing home and longterm care fatalities across the state.

In New Jersey, NJ.com reports: “About 43% of New Jersey’s COVID-19 deaths have been either residents or staff members of nursing homes and other long-term care centers. There have been 6,815 confirmed deaths at those facilities.”

Rob Reiner, Cher, Bette Midler and the rest of the Hollywood left have been conspicuously silent about how two Democratic-run states’ handling of coronavirus pandemic has resulted in deaths that account for a third of the countries coronavirus fatalities.

 

 

Approval of Trump’s Coronavirus Response Shoots Up by 12 Points in a Single Week

H/T Western Journal.

President Trump is doing everything he can about the Coronavirus.

A new poll shows a majority of Americans now approve of President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak.

According to the results of an ABC News/Ipsos poll released Friday, 55 percent of those surveyed said they approved of Trump’s handling of the spread of the coronavirus crisis, while 43 percent said they disapproved.

The numbers have shifted dramatically in just one week as the president and his team have worked around the clock to manage the situation.

Friday’s numbers are a near reversal from a week ago, when the same poll found 54 percent of those surveyed said they disapproved of Trump’s handling of the situation, while just 43 percent approved.

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@ABC

BREAKING: Two-thirds of Americans are concerned that they or someone they know will be infected with the novel coronavirus, according to new @ABC News/Ipsos poll. https://abcn.ws/3d5AnZw 

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JUST IN: Among Democrats, 83% are concerned about getting coronavirus, including 47% who are very concerned, and among Republicans, 56% are concerned, including only 15% who are very concerned, new @ABC News/Ipsos poll finds. http://abcn.ws/3d5AnZw 

Two-thirds of Americans concerned about contracting coronavirus, as country grapples with growing…

Two-thirds of Americans are concerned that they or someone they know will be infected with the novel coronavirus, according to a new ABC News/Ipsos poll.

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Over the past week, the president and his administration have taken drastic measures to stop the spread of the virus and assure the public that the full resources of the federal government are at work.

Trump has also been highly visible during daily media briefings from the White House.

While a number of Democrats have harshly criticized Trump’s handling of the crisis in apparent attempts to gain political traction, it appears that many Americans have nonetheless have decided Trump’s response has been appropriate — which could explain the 12-point swing in favor of the president.

This week’s poll also surveyed Americans about how the global pandemic has changed their daily lives and working habits.

Almost three-quarters of respondents said the threat of the virus has made them alter plans or schedules, as 72 percent reported postponements and/or cancellations.

Of those reporting disruptions, 57 percent said they had scrapped plans to go out for dinner, while 35 percent have cancelled a vacation

Thirty-three percent reported cancelling plans to attend a religious service and 32 percent said they had changed plans to attend concerts or sporting events.

The health crisis has also altered plans for many to vote, as 11 percent of those surveyed said they had refrained from in-person voting.

A week ago, 73 percent of those surveyed by ABC News/Ipsos reported not cancelling or postponing life events, while that number dropped to 28 percent in this week’s poll.

When asked to describe their current working situation, 41 percent said in the most recent poll that they are not working, while 17 percent reported working from home. Only 36 percent of those surveyed said they are still working from their regular workspace outside of the home.

The threat of the being infected has also increased anxiety among respondents, as 79 percent reported being either very concerned or somewhat concerned about either them or someone they know contracting the virus.

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JUST IN: 55% of Americans approve of Pres. Trump’s management of the coronavirus crisis, compared to 43% who disapprove, according to new @ABC News/Ipsos poll. https://abcn.ws/2wd0vkB 

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NEW: 79% of Americans say they are concerned that they or someone they know will be infected by coronavirus, which is a significant uptick from last week when 66% said the same, per new @ABC News/Ipsos poll. http://abcn.ws/2wd0vkB 

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The ABC News/Ipsos poll was conducted between March 18 and 19, and surveyed a total of 512 adults, with a margin of error of plus- or minus-5 percentage points.