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How low can Donald Trump go?

cnn.com-Update: July 24, 07:01 am
With just 107 days until the 2020 election, it will be here before you know it. Every Sunday, I will outline the 5 BIG storylines you need to know to understand the upcoming week on the campaign trail. And they're ranked -- so the No. 1 story is the most important of the coming week.

Why Trump can't make the election about Biden

cnn.com-Update: July 24, 06:59 am
While President Donald Trump shuffles his campaign staff and more Republicans grumble that he has failed to formulate a clear message and stick to it, a wide array of public and private polls signal that he is facing a much more fundamental problem: A preponderant majority of Americans believe he has failed on the country's biggest challenges, primarily the coronavirus outbreak.

Senate GOP balks at Trump's call to withhold federal dollars from closed schools

cnn.com-Update: July 24, 06:58 am
Republicans in the Senate are roundly dismissing President Donald Trump's call to withhold more federal aid from schools that remain shuttered during the coronavirus pandemic, the latest sign of a split between the White House and the GOP over their party's response to the public health emergency.

These 5 words may cost Trump a second term

cnn.com-Update: July 24, 06:57 am
On July 21, 2016, Donald Trump formally became the Republican presidential nominee. In his acceptance speech, Trump made this bold claim (bolding is mine): "I have joined the political arena so that the powerful can no longer beat up on people that cannot defend themselves. Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it."

No, the polls aren't undersampling Republicans

cnn.com-Update: July 24, 06:56 am
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has a clear advantage in the national polls. Perhaps not wanting to acknowledge Biden's edge, some Republicans, including in President Donald Trump's own circle, claim that the polls are oversampling Democrats and undersampling Republicans. Often, they point to the 2016 exit polls.