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How did the 2020 election sneak
up on us so quickly?

Hot Air, by Andrew Malcolm

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Posted By:SurferLad, 10/12/2017 12:47:40 PM

The clock is ticking. It’s getting closer. Only 1,118 days until Election Day in 2020. So, naturally pollster thoughts turn to Nov. 3, 2020 and how the most clickable, news-making political personality in a long while might do. Oh, sure, worry warts and precision proponents will suggest a few things might occur to affect voters’ decision between now and then. [Snip] And, OK, Trump’s barely 19% of the way through a first term. So, even though most Americans seem to have an opinion about this man, the YouGov/Economist polling folks asked Republicans: Do you want Donald Trump to run for

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Lucky5, 10/12/2017 12:57:42 PM     (No. 11414676)

Notice how much the left lives in the future and also keeps lying to themselves about President Trump daily? I am sure they are all enjoying this great stock market however. I sure have been!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/12/2017 4:54:00 PM     (No. 11414925)

MAGA-dittos!!!!

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