Politics and the Democratic Convention, Polls Narrowing

  • The Democrats’ nominating convention begins tonight.

  • An important part of this week’s convention will come, surprisingly, from Republicans. Several prominent Republicans are scheduled to cross party lines and not only speak in favor of former Vice President Biden but also appear during the Democrat’s virtual convention.

  • Some polling data shows Biden’s lead over President Trump could be narrowing.

  • The stalemate in Washington, D.C. is likely to continue through at least September 8. Both sides seem comfortable with the status quo, which is moving in favor of Republicans. For now, that means there is no near-term relief coming for state and local governments.

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