Why 2020 could be a historically bad election for Republicans

From coronavirus, to party affiliation and fundraising, all the signs point to a Democratic landslide this November. Chris Cillizza explains why Republicans should be worried.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
The signs of a Democratic landslide are everywhere
https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/17/politics/democrats-republicans-2020-election-trump-house-senate/index.html

Trump faces rising disapproval and widespread distrust on coronavirus, Post-ABC poll finds
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-faces-rising-disapproval-and-widespread-distrust-on-coronavirus-post-abc-poll-finds/2020/07/16/04aa9db2-c79d-11ea-a99f-3bbdffb1af38_story.html

U.S. Party Preferences Have Swung Sharply Toward Democrats
https://news.gallup.com/poll/315734/party-preferences-swung-sharply-toward-democrats.aspx

Republicans Alarmed by Democratic Senate Hopefuls’ Fundraising Haul
https://www.wsj.com/articles/republicans-alarmed-by-democratic-senate-hopefuls-fundraising-haul-11594904669

Center for Responsive Politics
https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2020/07/house-democrats-expanding-fundraising-lead-over-republican-challengers/

House Rating Changes: 20 Races Move Towards Democrats
https://cookpolitical.com/analysis/house/house-overview/house-rating-changes-20-races-move-towards-democrats

Democrats Poised to Control the Senate
https://www.insideelections.com/news/article/2020-senate-overview-july-10-2020-democrats-poised-to-control-the-senate

The Electoral College: The Fringe of the Map Expands
http://centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/the-electoral-college-the-fringe-of-the-map-expands/

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