The surge is real...And a new book by Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti

At Strong Arm Press we launched a new book today called The Populist’s Guide to 2020. It was apparently well-timed, because it’s already the top-selling book in the Elections category and #64 (!) overall (as of Tuesday evening). The authors, Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti, who host the show The Rising, have offered to send a personalized video to everybody who pre-orders it. Details on how to do that here

My suspicion is that there is not a ton of overlap between the people reading this email and viewers of their show, but I might be wrong (if I am, tell me), because it’s been exploding in popularity. (I’m Krystal’s fill-in host and I’ll coincidentally be filling in for her tomorrow morning, and you can catch it here.)

I have a story out this afternoon with Akela Lacy on a fascinating trend in the last six polls that have been released: Biden is losing ground among people 50 and over and Sanders is gaining ground. If you’ve recently switched allegiances from one Democrat to another, I’d love to hear from whom to whom and why. If you’re okay being quoted in a story, please say so. You can either reply to this email or get me at ryan.grim@theintercept.com

-Ryan