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Counter Points is written by WVXU Senior Political Analyst Howard Wilkinson. In it, he shares insights on political news on the local, state and national level that impacts the 2020 election. Counter Points is delivered once a week on Wednesdays and will cease publication soon after the November election is decided.

Trump's Approval, Biden's Allegations & More To Discuss With The Political Junkie

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Public opinion polls have been largely unfavorable to President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, while state governors are receiving high marks.

Has the president missed his rally-around-the-flag moment and a potential boost for the November election?

Meanwhile, other polls show former Vice President Joe Biden leading the president in head-to-head match-ups, even though President Trump is dominating media mentions and Biden is relegated to appearing online and on TV from his home.

But Biden also faces a challenge with an allegation that in the early 1990s he sexually assaulted former Senate staffer Tara Reade, leading to questions from Republicans about how Democrats respond to similar allegations against political opponents like Trump and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

The Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins Cincinnati Edition for a full hour of politics, and your questions and comments. Join us at 513-419-7100 starting at noon.

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Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.