The Daily Populous

Wednesday March 22nd, 2023 evening edition

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) received just 26 percent support in the latest GOP presidential poll from Morning Consult — the lowest number he’s hit in the survey since December.

DeSantis, who has not entered the GOP primary but is expected to do so, trailed former President Trump, who won 54 percent, by 28 percentage points in the new poll published on Tuesday.

Former Vice President Mike Pence came in third with 7 percent of respondents saying they’ll support him, followed by former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, who won 4 percent.

Haley announced her presidential campaign last month, while Pence is expected to join the race.

DeSantis got some better news when respondents were asked about their second choice for president.

When asked about a hypothetical 2024 matchup between President Biden and DeSantis, 41 percent of respondents said they’ll vote for DeSantis, while 43 percent of those surveyed said they’d cast a vote for Biden.

The poll’s margin of error is 2 percentage points. »

AI-faked images of Donald Trump’s imagined arrest swirl on Twitter

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In a tweet, Higgins confirmed that he used the impressively realistic AI engine Midjourney v5 to generate the fake images.

Ars couldn’t immediately reach Higgins for comment on the images, some of which have been viewed 2.2 million times on Twitter as of this writing.

Anyone who clicks through Higgins’ thread of AI-generated images faking Trump's arrest would likely realize that the images are not real. »

Jokowi wants local governments to ditch Visa, Mastercard

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Linkedin News Desk (The Jakarta Post) Jakarta ● Thu, March 16, 2023.

Visa and Mastercard could be a problem," President Jokowi told a national meeting to promote the use of Indonesian-made products and services.

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2 inmates were found at an IHOP in Virginia after escaping by digging a hole with tools made from a toothbrush and a metal object, officials say

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Two inmates who escaped from a Newport News, Virginia, jail by digging out and scaling a wall were found at a nearby IHOP hours later Tuesday, officials said.

The pair had dug a hole through one of the jail walls using “primitive-made tools” that they constructed out of a toothbrush and metal object, the sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation revealed.

The hole made in a jail wall when the two inmates escaped, according to the Newport News Sheriff's Office. »

If China Arms Russia, the U.S. Should Kill China’s Aircraft Industry

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One option would be to bring China’s commercial aircraft industry to a halt, thereby striking a blow against Beijing’s economic, technological, and transport aspirations.

The United States and its allies have already decided to decouple from China when it comes to semiconductors and telecommunications systems.

Besides, modern jet producers rely on purchases of best-in-class technologies from a globalized industry; autarky is a very bad way to run a jetliner industry. »