The Daily Populous

Wednesday April 7th, 2021 evening edition

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Gallup reported Wednesday that, at least relatively speaking, the Democratic brand is doing pretty good.

In the first quarter of 2021, 49 percent of U.S. adults identified as Democrats or independents with Democratic leanings, versus 40 percent for Republicans and GOP leaders, Gallup said.

"The 9-percentage-point Democratic advantage is the largest Gallup has measured since the fourth quarter of 2012.

In recent years, Democratic advantages have typically been between 4 and 6 percentage points.".

New Gallup polling finds that in the first quarter of 2021, an average of 49% of Americans identify with/lean toward the Democratic Party, versus 40 percent for Republicans.

When Gallup stripped out the independents, 30 percent of U.S. adults identified as Democrats, 25 percent as Republicans, and 11 percent were independents with no partisan leanings.

Republicans recovered from their 2013 deficit "to make gains in the 2014 midterm elections and are hoping to duplicate that feat in 2022," Gallup notes. »

Montana Governor Who Ended Mask Mandate in February Tests Positive for Coronavirus

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Republican Governor Greg Gianforte of Montana, who ended a statewide mask mandate in February and forced local municipalities to lift COVID-19 limits, has tested positive for coronavirus.

The Governor will self-isolate for 10 days, in accordance with public health guidelines and his doctor’s recommendations, his office said.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott was one of the first Governors to end the mask mandate on March 10th. »

China sends more jets; Taiwan says it will fight to the end if there's war

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Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu attends a news conference for foreign journalists in Taipei, Taiwan April 7, 2021.

Speaking earlier in the day, Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said the United States was concerned about the risk of conflict.

“We are willing to defend ourselves without any questions and we will fight the war if we need to fight the war. »