Day 32

A friend just called to say that two of his family members have been hospitalized. It turns out that neither has been infected by the coronavirus, but one had an upper respiratory tract infection and the other had pneumonia. Neither has health insurance. Under Tim Moore's half-baked plan to expand Medicaid temporarily to deal with the Trump Pandemic, neither of these people would be covered. Because unless you're a poor person who gets the "right" disease here in North Carolina, you're going to be shit out of luck.

Some new polling from PPP, to be taken with a grain of salt. Polls this early in the cycle are notoriously unreliable.

In the US Senate race Cal Cunningham leads Thom Tillis 47-40, little changed from PPP’s last poll of the race in February when Cunningham led Tillis 46-41. Cunningham’s advantage with critical independent voters is 17 points at 49/32.

In the Governor’s race Roy Cooper leads Dandy Forest by 14 points at 50-36.


Forest and Tillis have both hitched their wagons to the fate of the Worst President Ever, who appears to be unraveling more and more each day. People don't trust any of them, they're going to lose.

Trust is the currency of politics, and once it's lost there's almost no way to get it back.