Future Majority’s strategy center is constantly monitoring what’s happening on the ground in key states in the Midwest.
Three big things to know this week that happened outside the beltway:
- Ohio’s last car plant closes as GM’s last Chevy Cruze rolled off the assembly line in Lordstown (Trumbull County) on Wednesday bringing an end to the plant that had been fueling the local economy since 1966 and costing seventeen hundred hourly workers their jobs.
- Some Democratic leaders in Pennsylvania fret that the leftward lurch the national Democratic conversation ahead of 2020 might halt the success Democrats have had in recent elections and make the state more difficult to win back presidentially in 2020. Democrats like Conor Lamb have demonstrated an ability to win back Trump voters and political strategists and experts believe a more moderate presidential candidate will help resurrect the “blue wall” of PA, MI & WI that Trump demolished en route to the White House.
- A new poll shows that Trump may be in trouble in Florida, a state critical to his re-election. According to a Bendixen & Amandi International poll, only 40 percent of Florida voters said they believed the president should be reelected, while 53 percent were opposed to a second Trump term including 23 percent of Republicans, indicating Trump’s Florida problem starts with his base.
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