Trump speaks at the Amway Center in Orlando. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

President Trump's campaign manager Brad Parscale said that there could be "political upside" for the president should House Democrats convene impeachment hearings during an interview with CBS News' Major Garrett.

Yes, but: Parscale insisted several times that he wouldn't want that: "[T]here's a lot of things that can happen in the world that can be a political upside that you would never want. ... I wouldn't want this, either. This is not good."

  • "Dividing our country ... those types of fights are never good. ... The president is gonna win ... on the agenda and the message that he wants, and I would never promote anything like that."

Asked about the electoral map, Parscale said he feels "comfortable" about holding Trump's 2016 states, and added this bullish prediction:

  • "I think we add New Hampshire, we add New Mexico, and we add Nevada if it was today."

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SurveyMonkey poll: Trump's Ohio bet

Data: SurveyMonkey survey of 3,092 Ohio voters, Sept. 1-25, 2020; Note: COVID-19 was a write-in option; Chart: Axios Visuals

President Trump leads Joe Biden 51%-47% among likely Ohio voters overall — but he holds a whopping 74%-24% lead with those who say a flagging economy and job concerns are their top issue, according to new SurveyMonkey-Tableau data for Axios.

Why it matters: Ohioans are more worried about their jobs than the coronavirus — and that's President Trump's best chance to cling to a narrow lead in this state he won handily in 2016.

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Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. ET: 33,224,222 — Total deaths: 999,298 — Total recoveries: 22,975,298Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. ET: 7,134,874 — Total deaths: 204,905 — Total recoveries: 2,766,280 — Total tests: 101,308,599Map.
  3. States: Cuomo extends New York moratorium on evictions until 2021.
  4. Business: Companies are still holding back earnings guidance.
  5. Health: Trump announces plan to distribute 150 million rapid tests —The childless vaccine.
  6. World: India the second country after U.S. to hit 6 million cases.

Trump announces plan to distribute 150 million rapid coronavirus tests

President Trump announced on Monday that the federal government will distribute 150 million rapid, point-of-care coronavirus tests to states over the next few weeks, including to K-12 schools and vulnerable communities like nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Why it matters: The Trump administration has stressed the importance of reopening schools in allowing parents to return to work and jumpstarting the economy.