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Uh Oh: Trump Surges Past Biden In Swing State Polls

Former President Donald Trump appears to have an advantage against President Joe Biden in 2024 among key battleground states in the 2020 election, according to a Friday poll.

The states that had the narrowest margin of victory for either candidate last cycle were Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, with Biden winning all but North Carolina. Across those key swing states, Trump is ahead of Biden 41% to 35%, and 24% of voters remain undecided, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

Among independent voters, the former president also held a slight advantage over Biden, according to the poll. Trump received 32% support among independents compared to Biden’s 30%, and 38% were undecided. Uncertain voters favored Biden over Trump at 49% to 38%.

Biden and Trump are tied at 39% for a hypothetical head-to-head matchup in 2024, according to the survey. Many voters said they were concerned over the president’s age, as well as the economy and crime.

An overwhelming majority of voters at 77%, including 65% of Democrats, think Biden is too old for another term, and only 39% believed he had enough mental acuity for the job, according to the poll. Nearly 90% of respondents said crime would be a large determining factor of who they vote for, and 73% said the economy is the same or worse now than it was prior to the pandemic.

The RealClearPolitics (RCP) average for a 2024 national Democratic and Republican primary, based on the most recent polling , indicates Biden and Trump are leading their respective fields with 67.8% and 56.6%, respectively.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll surveyed 4,413 adults nationwide between Sept. 8 and Sept. 14, with a margin of error of plus or minus 2%.

Neither Trump nor Biden immediately responded to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s requests for comment.





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Biden Campaign Refuses To Commit To Debate With Trump

The Biden campaign refused to say whether the president would commit to debating former President Donald Trump.

“To be honest with you, we haven’t really had any substantive conversations about that yet,” the Biden campaign’s Communications Director, Michael Tyler, told reporters Tuesday, according to NBC.

Biden is unlikely to debate any Democrats in the 2024 election cycle. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is not hosting any debates given that Biden is the incumbent. His challengers, Robert F. Kennedy and Marianne Williamson, have called for the president to debate them, but his campaign has not announced any plans to do so.

Trump and Biden debated twice in the 2020 election.

Trump has also bowed out of at least the first Republican debate and posted that he would not be doing “debates” — using the plural.

“The public knows who I am & what a successful Presidency I had, with Energy Independence, Strong Borders & Military, Biggest EVER Tax & Regulation Cuts, No Inflation, Strongest Economy in History, & much more. I WILL THEREFORE NOT BE DOING THE DEBATES!” Trump announced on Truth Social.

Eight Republican candidates will be taking the stage for the first debate Wednesday in Milwaukee, including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, former Vice President Mike Pence, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy.

Biden’s campaign said that Trump doesn’t have to be at the debate for his “extreme agenda” to be there.

“Whether he’s on the stage or not, his extreme agenda will be,” senior Biden campaign advisor Cedric Richmond told reporters, NBC reported. “And the only thing that will be missed is the chaos, the disruption, the bullying, the name-calling of former President Trump.”

The Biden campaign did not immediately respond to an inquiry from the Daily Caller.



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We Asked Every GOP 2024 Hopeful If They’d Abolish The EPA And Repeal Biden’s Climate Law. Here’s What They Said.

  • Energy policy is shaping up to be a key issue in the 2024 presidential race as President Joe Biden’s massive climate spending and regulatory agenda takes hold of the U.S. economy.
  • Several 2024 GOP primary hopefuls told the Daily Caller News Foundation their administrations would repeal Biden’s signature climate law, defund the Environmental Protection Agency and withdraw from the United Nations Paris Climate Agreement.
  • “Governor Burgum will cut red tape, prioritize innovation over regulation, improve permitting reform, expand energy production and support technology that allows America to produce energy that is cleaner, safer and cheaper than anywhere else in the world,” Lance Trover, spokesman for Burgum’s campaign, told the DCNF.

Several 2024 Republican presidential candidates would defund the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and repeal President Joe Biden’s signature climate law if elected, they told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Gas prices are rising, power plants are closing and regulations are impacting internal combustion engine vehicles and appliances like water heaters. Along with slashing the EPA and repealing the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), many GOP hopefuls also pledged to withdraw from the United Nations Paris Climate Agreement if they secure the White House in 2024, several candidates told the DCNF.

“Any aspect of the IRA that is detrimental to economic growth adds unnecessary regulations, restricts energy production, exacerbates inflation, or does not align with our vision of a prosperous America would be reversed or repealed,” former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson told the DCNF. “As president, I will evaluate the IRA meticulously and make decisions that are in the best interest of the American people.”

Hutchinson slammed the Biden administration’s IRA for being an example of “out-of-control spending,” which he said he opposed. The former governor argued it wouldn’t be possible to entirely repeal the legislation, but said his administration would review any provisions that hinder economic growth.

Hutchinson would also withdraw from the Paris Accords if president, he told the DCNF. Under a Hutchinson administration, the EPA in its current form “would be a thing of the past,” as it imposes too many regulations that are crippling to businesses and Americans, Hutchinson told the DCNF.

Former Vice President Mike Pence would “immediately” withdraw from the Paris Accords, a spokesperson for the former vice president told the DCNF. The nonprofit founded by the former vice president supports repealing the IRA due to the provisions related to electric vehicles (EVs),” the spokesperson said.

Pence pledged to “eliminate” the EPA in his economic policy roll out on July 26. His plan would also reallocate the EPA’s authorities to other agencies, which he argued will save over $250 billion over the next decade.

“Joe Biden’s two-year war on domestic energy production has come at a terrific cost to our nation: families and small businesses are struggling to afford increased fuel and energy prices and keep up with persistent inflation and higher costs,“ Pence said in a statement along with the unveiling of his energy plan. “On day one of my administration, we will set about reversing course to return America to the energy independent nation and global energy supplier it was when I served as Vice President.”

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley would also withdraw from the Paris Accords, and she “would repeal the IRA’s green energy subsidies that could cost American taxpayers as much as $1.2 trillion,” Ken Farnaso, press secretary for Haley’s campaign, told the DCNF.

Haley rolled out her energy policy agenda on June 8 while visiting an oil rig in Texas, where she pledged to bolster American energy production while ensuring the EPA doesn’t hinder new projects, according to a press release.

“We’re going to stop controlling where they produce and how much they produce. We’re going to pull back those greenhouse subsidies and all of those green deals that Biden has put in place,” Haley told Newsmax following her policy rollout. “We’re going to make sure that we speed up the permitting so that we can get more pipelines in the mix. And more than that, always remember, a strong foreign policy is a connection to a strong energy policy.”

The IRA unlocked $370 billion for green energy initiatives, but could end up costing $1.2 trillion over the next decade, according to Goldman Sachs. The EPA is also spearheading Biden’s push to clamp down on fossil fuel-fired power plants that produce reliable and affordable energy.

Biden reentered the Paris Accords during the first month of his presidency after former President Donald Trump pulled out on the grounds that the agreement represented “another scheme to redistribute wealth out of the United States.”

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has made energy one of his main policy platforms of his presidential campaign, along with the economy and national security. The governor frequently argues that the way to approach energy policy in America is with “innovation over regulation.”

“Governor Burgum believes the Biden Administration has weaponized the EPA, and he has pushed back against EPA overreach as governor. By pushing to shutdown energy production through regulation, red tape and increased costs it seems as if Joe Biden’s energy plan is being written by China,” Lance Trover, spokesman for Burgum’s campaign, told the DCNF. “Governor Burgum will cut red tape, prioritize innovation over regulation, improve permitting reform, expand energy production and support technology that allows America to produce energy that is cleaner, safer and cheaper than anywhere else in the world.”

While former Texas Rep. Will Hurd acknowledged that some IRA provisions are adding to the country’s growing debt and worsening inflation, the former congressman made an argument for other provisions he supports.

“Incentivizing nuclear energy production, enhancing American manufacturing to reduce our reliance on China, retooling closed traditional energy facilities in an effort to revitalize those communities, and investing in innovative technologies like sustainable aviation fuels,” are positive portions of the IRA, Hurd told the DCNF.

The former congressman told the DCNF he would audit the EPA to analyze where cuts should be made and argued that the agency should “streamline its efforts,” while not hindering economic growth. Hurd sharply condemned the Paris Accords, highlighting that the deal “hamstrings the U.S. energy sector,” as he said to the DCNF.

Conservative radio personality Larry Elder’s administration would “heavily defund the EPA” and withdraw from the Paris Accords, he told the DCNF while slamming Biden for readmitting the country into the agreement. Elder argued the IRA is an overreach of executive power and that there are some provisions that should be “revisited,” like voluntary carbon reductions.

“I would use the bully pulpit to educate Americans on the downsides of the Democrats green agenda,” Elder told the DCNF. “I would also rely heavily on executive orders. Many so-called ‘green’ initiatives have been created via executive order, and they can be reversed the same way.”

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott would also withdraw from the Paris Accords, a spokesperson told the DCNF. The senator has been highly critical of both the EPA and the IRA, but a spokesperson for the senator did not say what actions he would take against either if elected president.

Scott is the only GOP presidential candidate who has had to take a vote on Biden’s policies. The senator voted against the IRA, and he blamed Democrats for trying to “spend their way out of … inflation,” according to the Aiken Standard.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will address such topics soon in an upcoming policy rollout, a spokesperson for the campaign told the DCNF. DeSantis said at a June campaign event in Texas that fast-tracking the Keystone XL pipeline is a “no-brainer,” adding that a prospective DeSantis administration would “open up all the oil and gas in the United States for development because it’s important.”

When it comes to domestic energy production, DeSantis said that “the bureaucrats have to stop holding this country up.” He called the Biden administration’s energy agenda and goals “absurd.”

While former President Donald Trump’s campaign did not immediately respond to the DCNF’s request for comment about his policies in a potential second administration, he pledged during his first term to slash billions from the EPA’s budget and rolled back nearly 100 EPA regulations.

“I will cancel Biden’s destructive Green New Deal … it’s an insane thing. I’m for the environment, I want clean water, crystal clean, I want beautiful, clean air. But what they’re doing to this country is incredible,” Trump said Aug. 5 during a speech in Columbia, South Carolina.

Biden did not immediately respond to the DCNF’s requests for comment.





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DeSantis Reportedly Fires Campaign Manager

Ron DeSantis fired campaign Generra Peck on Tuesday, replacing her with longtime aide James Uthmeier.

Peck will stay on as the campaign’s chief strategist, The Messenger first reported. Uthmeier most recently served as DeSantis’ gubernatorial chief of staff. The campaign is also hiring David Polyansky from the pro-DeSantis super PAC Never Back Down, communications director Andrew Romeo said.

“James Uthmeier has been one of Governor DeSantis’ top advisors for years and he is needed where it matters most: working hand in hand with Generra Peck and the rest of the team to put the governor in the best possible position to win this primary and defeat Joe Biden. David Polyansky will also be a critical addition to the team given his presidential campaign experience in Iowa and work at Never Back Down. We are excited about these additions as we continue to spread the governor’s message across the country. It’s time to reverse our nation’s decline and revive America’s future,” Romeo said in a statement to the Daily Caller.

Peck ran DeSantis’s successful 2022 reelection bid, although she had no national campaign experience. Uthmeier has never run a campaign at either the state or national level. Polyansky served on the 2008 Mike Huckabee and 2012 Michele Bachmann presidential campaigns, and has since worked as a consultant.

The DeSantis campaign is currently attempting a reset, laying off staffers and putting the candidate in front of more mainstream media outlets. Since entering the race in late May, DeSantis has dropped 5.5 points in the FiveThirtyEight polling average, and former President Donald Trump’s lead over the governor has grown from 34 to 38 points.



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Sen. Tim Scott Introduces Legislation Redirecting $15 Billion From IRS To Border Security

Republican South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott introduced legislation Wednesday that would redirect $15 billion that was meant to help pay for 87,000 new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees and spend it on security measures along the southern border instead.

The Daily Caller first obtained the legislation, which is titled the Securing Our Border Act. The bill would specifically fund border inspections to better equip law enforcement to track down drugs and other illegal items or substances before they enter the United States. The bill would also fund border wall construction and other technologies to help with tracking and enforcement efforts along the southwest border.

Additionally, the legislation would give retention bonuses to Border Patrol agents and end the “catch and release” policy.

Republicans have expressed particular concern about the more than $80 billion in new funding for the IRS. Although Democrats claim the increased funding will boost revenue and enable Congress to pay down the federal debt, GOP officials argue that middle-class and poor Americans will face more audits. The funding allows the agency to hire up to 87,000 new employees.

“We have a crisis on our southern border. Rather than putting resources in place to address this major national security and humanitarian catastrophe, the Biden administration and congressional Democrats chose instead to spend $45 billion of taxpayer money to hire an army of IRS agents to audit the middle class,” Scott told the Caller before introducing the bill.


(DAILY CALLER OBTAINED) — … by Henry Rodgers

“While President Biden continues to drop the ball, I’m introducing legislation to fund border infrastructure and give our Border Patrol agents the tools they need to help stop the unaddressed flows of illicit goods and persons into this country. Americans need more border agents keeping them safe – not thousands more IRS agents looking over their shoulder,” Scott added.

The bill has five original cosponsors —Republican Sens. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Steve Daines of Montana, Joni Ernst of Iowa, Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, Mike Rounds of South Dakota, and James Lankford of Oklahoma — and has been endorsed by the National Border Patrol Council, a group representing 18,000 Border Patrol agents.



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Trump Makes First New Hampshire Stop For 2024 Campaign, Announces Leadership Team

The 45th President of the United States DONALD J. TRUMP Speaks in New Hampshire – 4/27/2023. President Trump’s speech begins at the 3:54 minute mark.

TRUMP FORCE ONE —Former President Donald Trump boarded his plane in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Thursday to head to New Hampshire, where he will be announcing his leadership team for the state for the 2024 election.

The Daily Caller flew with Trump to Manchester, New Hampshire, on his first trip to the state since launching his third presidential bid in November. Trump remains the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024, national polling shows.

As Trump boarded the plane, he mentioned a Thursday Emerson College poll to reporters that showed him up in the polls by nearly 50% against his GOP primary opponents.

Trump will announce his leadership team as well, which includes 50 members of the legislature, which the campaign says is a full 25% of Republicans in the New Hampshire House of Representatives.

Here Is Trump’s New Hampshire Leadership Team:

  • The Honorable Bruce Breton
  • The Honorable Lou Gargiulo
  • Representative Kimberly Abare, Hillsborough District 1
  • Representative Louise Andrus, Merrimack District 5
  • Representative Glenn Bailey, Strafford District 2
  • Representative Harry Bean, Belknap District 6
  • Representative Jacob Brouillard, Rockingham District 1
  • Representative Claudine Burnham, Strafford District 2
  • Representative Tim Cahill, Rockingham District 4
  • Representative Jose Cambrils, Merrimack District 4
  • Representative Brian Cole, Hillsborough District 26
  • Representative Debra DeSimone, Rockingham District 18
  • Representative Ron Dunn, Rockingham District 16
  • Representative Tracy Emerick, Rockingham District 29
  • Representative Keith Erf, Hillsborough District 28
  • Representative Larry Gagne, Hillsborough District 16
  • Representative Ted Gorski, Hillsborough District 2
  • Representative Gerald Griffin, Hillsborough District 42
  • Representative Tina Harley, Rockingham District 30
  • Representative Juliet Harvey-Bolia, Belknap District 3
  • Representative Gregory Hill, Merrimack District 2
  • Representative Thomas Kaczynski, Strafford District 5
  • Representative Diane Kelley, Hillsborough District 32
  • Representative Stephen Kennedy, Hillsborough District 13
  • Representative Aboul Khan, Rockingham District 30
  • Representative John Leavitt, Merrimack District 10
  • Representative Nikki McCarter, Belknap District 8
  • Representative Charles Melvin, Rockingham District 20
  • Representative Dane Nagel, Belknap District 6
  • Representative Kristine Perez, Rockingham District 16
  • Representative Joseph Pitre, Strafford District 1
  • Representative Tom Ploszaj, Belknap District 1
  • Representative John Potucek, Rockingham District 13
  • Representative Kevin Pratt, Rockingham District 4
  • Representative Arlene Quaratiello, Rockingham District 18
  • Representative Andrew Renzullo, Hillsborough District 13
  • Representative Jennifer Rhodes, Cheshire District 17
  • Representative Terry Roy, Rockingham District 31
  • Representative John Sellers, Grafton District 18
  • Representative Vanessa Sheehan, Hillsborough District 43
  • Representative Lisa Smart, Belknap District 2
  • Representative James Spillane, Rockingham District 2
  • Representative Jonathan Stone, Sullivan District 8
  • Representative James Summers, Rockingham District 20
  • Representative Jeffrey Tenczar, Hillsborough District 1
  • Representative Paul Terry, Belknap District 7
  • Representative Dick Thackston, Cheshire District 12
  • Representative Jordan Ulery, Hillsborough District 13
  • Representative Lilli Walsh, Rockingham District 15
  • Representative Kenneth Weyler, Rockingham District 14
  • Representative Robert Wherry, Hillsborough District 13
  • Representative Clayton Wood, Merrimack District 13

Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, whom Trump has repeatedly criticized, held an event in Manchester earlier in April not far from where Trump is holding his event Thursday night. DeSantis is seen as Trump’s main rival, though the governor has not yet announced a run for president.

Trump is set to make his remarks around 4:00 p.m. ET.



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