Good morning! Here are the top three stories to start your day:
1: NBC/WSJ Finds 4 out of 10 Voters Would Vote for Trump
A new NBC/WSJ poll has found that 4 out of 10 voters say they would likely or definitely vote for President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.
The poll, conducted February 24-27, found that 48 percent of voters said they would likely or definitely vote for the Democratic nominee.
The poll found that found that most voters are optimistic about the economy and do not expect a recession next year.
2: Rand Paul to Support Resolution Blocking Trump’s National Emergency Declaration
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky) said he will support a resolution of disapproval, blocking President Trump’s national emergency declaration.
Paul said he supports a secure border, but cannot support allowing President Trump to use funds to bill a border wall without Congress allocating the funds for it:
“I can’t vote to give the president the power to spend money that hasn’t been appropriated by Congress. We may want more money for border security, but Congress didn’t authorize it. If we take away those checks and balances, it’s a dangerous thing.”
3: John Hickenlooper Announces 2020 Campaign
Former Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper announced he is running for president in the 2020 presidential campaign.
In a video announcing his campaign, Hickenlooper says he will take a pragmatic approach to his campaign:
“I’m running for president because we need dreamers in Washington, but we also need to get things done. I’ve proven again and again I can bring people together to produce the progressive change Washington has failed to deliver.”