Zogby Poll: Warren Beating Trump In Battleground States - Opposing Views

Zogby Poll: Warren Beating Trump In Battleground States

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A poll suggests that Sen. Elizabeth Warren would defeat President Donald Trump in 11 key states if they were to meet in a head-to-head election.

Zogby Analytics surveyed people online between Aug. 17 and 23. An overall figure for the number of participants was not provided.

According to the Zogby poll, Warren leads Trump in Florida, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The latter three were so-called “blue wall” states that Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump in 2016. Had Clinton won the Midwestern states, she would have secured the presidency.

Trump would defeat Warren in Indiana, Kentucky, Montana, North Dakota and West Virginia.

Republicans have already begun targeting Warren in attack ads. The latest focuses on Bob Menendez, a Democratic senator from New Jersey who has been dealing with corruption charges.

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According to MassLive, the GOP ad states that Menendez "is on trial for bribery and corruption" before asking: "Does Sen. Warren believe he should resign immediately if convicted?"

Warren criticized Trump in a report released on Labor Day, saying that Trump was letting American workers down.

The report alleged that Trump has delayed implementing provisions to ensure workers get overtime pay, overturned an Obama-era measure compelling companies to keep better records of workplace accidents, and signed several anti-worker bills into law.

"In the first eight months of his presidency, President Trump has betrayed his promise to 'protect' and 'fight for' American workers," she added.

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But Trump and the Democrats are not at odds on all issues. The president announced on Sept. 6 that he had reached a deal with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to accept a Democratic proposal to lift the debt ceiling and extend government funding by three months.

Over the summer, Trump's relationships with leading Republicans have been strained. In August, he clashed with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

"We had a very good meeting with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer," Trump said of his discussion with the top two Democrats, according to the Washington Post. "We agreed to a three-month extension on debt ceiling, which they consider to be sacred -- very important -- always we'll agree on debt ceiling automatically because of the importance of it."

One person familiar with the meeting at the White House said Trump was "in deal-cutting mode."

In Sept. 6 remarks in North Dakota, Trump spoke of his "great bipartisan meeting."

"Everybody was happy," he added. "Not too happy, because you can never be too happy, but they were happy enough."

Sources: Zogby Analytics, MassLive(2), Washington Post / Featured Image: The White House/Flickr via Wikimedia Commons / Embedded Images: JefParker/Wikimedia Commons, U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Flickr via Wikimedia Commons

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