RealClearPolitics - Election 2020

Election Central 2020

Less Rancor But a Still-Stark Divide in Last Debate

It is finished. The final debate of 2020 is done. Donald Trump walked off his last debate stage on Thursday night, and soon the country will decide whether to let him keep his job or hand the...

COVID, Hunter Biden Likely to Light Up Last Debate

The coronavirus may finally fulfill the most enduring cliché of modern politics now that the coming presidential election...

Both Candidates Face Hurdles With Catholics

If the road to the White House runs through the Catholic vote, both President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden face significant...

Real Clear Politics Election 2020

Plurality of Catholics Back Barrett; Biden Lead Holds

As public opinion polls show Joe Biden handily ahead in his quest to become the second Roman Catholic candidate elected president of the United States, Catholic voters have emerged as perhaps the key...

Trump, Biden Go on Offense to Flip States

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden went on offense over the weekend as both campaigned in states they are trying to flip during the Nov. 3 election, just...

At Trump Townhall, Guthrie Steps In as Opponent

Behind the scenes, there was anger, even before the first question, but this time it wasn't from President Trump. NBC employees seethed that they had agreed to host a Trump townhall in the same hour...

Dueling Town Halls for Trump and Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden will compete for TV audiences in dueling town halls instead of meeting face-to-face for their second debate as originally...

Fighting in Swing States, Trump Also Plays Defense

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is being forced to play Electoral College defense with a trip to Iowa, a state he won handily in 2016 but where Democrat Joe Biden is making a late...

Trump Intensifies Focus on Harris in Final Weeks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Grasping for a comeback, President Donald Trump and his Republican allies are intensifying their focus not on Democratic nominee Joe Biden, but on his running mate, Sen....

Graham's Last Stand? Sen. Leads Barrett Hearings

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is wielding the gavel in the performance of his political life. Once a biting critic of President Donald Trump, the Senate Judiciary Committee...

Trump's Path to Victory (With a Nod to WA State)

Last month, I posed this question: "If President Trump wins, what should we have paid attention to that would have allowed us to see it coming?" The article noted his improving job approval rating,...

Few Interruptions, Even Fewer Straight Answers

Last time around, two angry old men argued for over an hour and a half in what was supposed to be a presidential debate but was widely dismissed as either a complete waste of time or a national...