The Good News and the Bad News

The Good News

Philip Bump, Reliable polls show that Biden won the debate — so those aren’t what Trump’s allies are highlighting

If you watched the show last night, I would not be surprised if you have the same intuition I had: that not a single solitary person switched to Trump, but a few probably switched to Biden from pro-Trump or undecided. The results illustrated in the graphic—and described in Mr. Bump’s piece—confirm that intuition, to the extent it really needs confirmation.

For a more rhetorical—but fully justified—take on the matter, see Paul Waldman, Trump’s message to wavering votters: Go ahead and vote for Biden.

The Bad News

Jonathan V. Last, The President Is a Sociopath. And 60 Million Americans Like It.