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Coronavirus upends the battle for the House

Democrats, the party of calm, consistent, and experienced leadership, are watching all the talking points the Republicans has planned disappear into so much dust. Constituents are asking what Republican candidates and incumbents have done or will do to help the nation and the only answer they have is "we voted not to convict the president when he was impeached by the house".  Democrats simply point to the 4 foot stack of bills sitting on McConnel's desk and ask "what can we do with the party of NO?"



Any trace of President Donald Trump’s impeachment has vanished from Capitol Hill, cable news and the campaign trail. And long gone is the pervasive sense of anxiety that once gripped vulnerable Democrats after their votes to impeach Trump, which they feared could cost them their seats and possibly control of the House.

The economic disaster fueled by the spread of the virus has also become a dominant concern for voters, according to a national poll conducted by the House Democratic campaign arm in mid-March, just as schools and businesses began shutting their doors.

Nearly 50 percent of the 2,005 registered voters surveyed said they believed the economy was getting worse, up from 22 percent who felt that way in February, according to the poll obtained by POLITICO. Meanwhile, 28 percent think their own personal economic outlook had worsened.

It also showed that 49 percent of people approved of how Democrats in Congress were handling the response, slightly above the 45 percent approval rate for Trump and the 42 approval rate for Republicans in Congress. 

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