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.
Seriously? Hey Kentuckians PLEASE name one thing, just one, @senatemajldr #MoscowMitch has
EVER done to help average Kentuckians! He's had 37 YEARS to represent YOU & ALL he has EVER been concerned about is getting judges that will let @GOP cheat!https://t.co/ShVmCgxVMq
— Terri Perry (@MyKidsHavePaws) July 11, 2020
Even more shocking is the current race in Kentucky, where Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is in a tight race with his challenger. 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.
Polls have had McGrath and McConnell deadlocked.
Dem Andy Beshear won as KY Gov. His approval rating for his handling of corona virus among Kentuckians is 81%.
McConnell has the highest disapproval rating (50%) in his own state & this story doesn't helphttps://t.co/AUiYLueQSn
— Laurie Spivak (@LaurieSpivak) July 8, 2020
McConnell’s contender is fighter pilot Amy McGrath, who 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.’
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.’
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