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Significant Digits For Thursday, June 16, 2016

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3 governors

Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland said on Wednesday that he doesn’t plan to vote for Donald Trump. He is the third Republican governor — after Rick Snyder of Michigan and Charlie Baker of Massachusetts — to say as much. [The Huffington Post]


9 percentage points

The U.S. Senate race in Wisconsin is looking like an increasingly good race for Democrats, and Sen. Ron Johnson looks like one of the most vulnerable incumbent Republicans up for election this year. Former Sen. Russ Feingold has the support of 51 percent of likely voters according to a new Marquette University poll. Johnson has 42 percent. [Marquette University]


10 a.m.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislators have agreed to make the most consequential legal change in the history of New York State: Restaurants and bars will be able to serve booze beginning at 10 a.m. on Sundays. The tyranny of waiting until noon for a bloody mary at brunch will soon be over. [The New York Times]


27 arrests

At least 27 people have been arrested since a crackdown on illegal dirt bikes in Washington, D.C., began in April. [The Washington Post]


Around 30 vessels

On June 23, Britain will vote on whether to exit the European Union, and the two camps have now taken the conflict to a new level: naval warfare on the Thames. Nigel Farage of the U.K. Independence Party assembled a fleet of about 30 vessels with pro-Brexit banners. Later, Bob Geldof, a singer, lead his own flotilla of anti-Brexit boaters, which was sprayed with water from a hose by the pro-Brexit armada. It’s insane. [The Washington Post]


70 percent

Percentage of Americans who have an unfavorable view of Donald Trump, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll. That’s up 10 percentage points in the past month. [The Washington Post]


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Walt Hickey was FiveThirtyEight’s chief culture writer.

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