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.
In the latest polls, Joni Ernst is trailing her Democratic opponent, Theresa Greenfield, by 3%. With Iowa in play and Arizona likely to be flipped, the end of Mitch McConnell's dictatorship of the Senate, seems imminent. https://t.co/Z0bo0tOnyl
— Merwin Grootboom (@MGrootboom) September 5, 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. The Kentucky senator is currently up in the polls, but the race is far closer than it should be.
Newsweek: What the Polls Say About Amy McGrath vs. Mitch McConnell.https://t.co/4N9Zv8Afqq
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McConnell’s contender is fighter pilot Amy McGrath, who is polling almost 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.’
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s opponent in Kentucky won a hard-fought primary to challenge the longterm Senate leader. What is clear is that both are tied in a heat with him in polls if the race were held today.
Mitch McConnell (R) 49%
Amy McGrath (D) 44%
South Carolina Senate
Lindsey Graham (R) 44%
Jaime Harrison (D) 44%
Sara Gideon (D) 47%
Susan Collins (R) 43%
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 6, 2020
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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