With Donald Trump losing by massive percentages against Joe Biden ahead of the 2020 elections, the effect his potential loss could have on Republican members of the senate are disquieting. Trump has managed to turn more than one solidly red state – Texas, Georgia, and Florida, for instance – into potential swing states in the next election.
Hell has frozen over… Mitch McConnell came out and announced people should wear a mask… My only thinking is he’s looking at his own poll numbers he sees the reality & he had to say something… Now if only Donald and Mike would do the same #COVID19 #WearAmask pic.twitter.com/UZNWRfOz4A
— neil feigeles (@NFeigeles) June 26, 2020
Even more shocking is the current race in Kentucky, where Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is in a tight race with his challengers. McConnell has long been the most unpopular senator in office while handily winning elections in his ruby red state for decades. The 2020 polls show that it may be an uphill battle this time in a state where Republicans should not have to worry.
“Recent polls show McConnell with a low approval rating in the state, but they did in 2014 too and he won reelection by more than 15 points.” Now Kentucky Democrats decide who will challenge him, and how, in 2020. https://t.co/3RJ89gpa0Z
— Steve Inskeep (@NPRinskeep) June 23, 2020
McConnell’s most popular potential contender is fighter pilot Amy McGrath while the more progressive Charles Booker is polling evenly with McConnell, as well. While it is not common that a Democrat gets elected to a top seat in Congress, it absolutely is possible. Former Governor Matt Bevin found that out in 2018.
According to Newsweek:
‘The polling, which was conducted by RMG Group, shows McGrath, a former Marine fighter pilot, with the support of 41 percent of voters, while McConnell is backed by 40 percent. However, the polling also showed that when voters are informed that McGrath supports congressional term limits while McConnell does not, her lead over the Republican jumps significantly.’
So right-wing, pro-Trump SuperPAC @restorationpac has released 3 swing state polls showing Trump getting…demolished???
Biden – 54% (+12)
Trump – 42%
Biden – 55% (+16)
Trump – 39%
Biden – 56% (+18)
Trump – 38%
Polls show what's possible.
Make it real.
— TrumpsTaxes (@TrumpsTaxes) June 25, 2020
It is not yet clear who Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s opponent will be in Kentucky in the race for his Senate seat in November. What is clear is that both are tied in a heat with him in polls if the race were held today.
NPR writes that:
‘Results of the race won’t be known for several days, as election officials count mail-in ballots. Officials expanded mail-in voting to all eligible voters in an effort to reduce crowds during the coronavirus pandemic.’
The numbers are coming in.
What’s going on in Kentucky, you ask???
— Charles Booker (@Booker4KY) June 25, 2020
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