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The following chart shows page views of this site over the past month. The election day total of 3,199 is by far the highest we have ever recorded. (The previous high was about 1,000 on election day in Nov. 2016.) The most popular posts during the past month were, as we might expect, “Our Candidates” and “How Do I Vote?” And thanks for voting!

The next peak of 854 on Sunday Nov. 12 was a form of tribute to our dear friend Adam Swope, killed the previous day in an accident on route 202, as the tag “Adam Swope” had a total of 746 views in the data underlying the chart.

“Trump Scores” of the 3 Chesco incumbents in Congress

From “Tracking Congress In The Age Of Trump” at

These scores have actually increased in the past month! Two of them even surpass right-wing admiree Senator Pat Toomey’s 90.2%.

The right-hand column shows how the Trump scores compare to what one would expect given Trump’s own performance in the district in 2016. All have voted substantially more in line with Trump than their own constituents, who in districts 6 and 7 actually rejected Trump.

Per the fivethirtyeight site:

Trump Score = How often a member votes in line with Trump’s position
Trump Margin = Triump’s share of the vote in the 2019 election minus Clinton’s
Predicted Score = how often a member is expected to support Trump based on Trump’s 2016 margin
Trump Plus-Minus = Difference between a member’s actual and predicted Trump-support scores

November 15, 2017 – Latest Massacre Drives Gun Control Support To New High, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Voters Reject GOP Tax Plan 2-1

Quinnipiac University Poll, released 11/15/17

In the wake of another massacre, American voters today support 95 – 4 percent, including 94 – 5 percent among voters in households where there is a gun, universal background checks for gun purchases, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

This is the highest level of support for universal background checks since the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll first asked this question in February 2013, in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre.

American voters support 65 – 31 percent a nationwide ban on the sale of assault weapons, also a new high. Voters in gun households support a ban 51 – 43 percent….

American voters disapprove 52 – 25 percent of the Republican tax plan. Republican voters approve 60 – 15 percent, with 26 percent undecided. All other party, gender, education, age and racial groups disapprove.

The wealthy would mainly benefit from this tax plan, 61 percent of American voters say, while 24 percent say the middle class will mainly benefit and 6 percent say low-income people would mainly benefit.

American voters say 59 – 33 percent that the Republican tax plan favors the rich at the expense of the middle class.

Only 16 percent of American voters say the Republican tax plan will reduce their taxes, while 35 percent of voters say it will increase their taxes and 36 percent say it won’t have much impact on their taxes….

read more at Quinnipiac University Poll