The Republican Party should have a landslide win in November, adding both representatives and senators in Congress. Historically, the party in power loses the midterms as people who don’t like their policies become more likely to vote.
Republicans can thank Donald Trump and the Supreme Court for that no longer being expected.
— The Hill (@thehill) August 30, 2022
Polls from the Arizona senate race show Democrat Mark Kelly beating Republican Blake Masters by three points. Kelly is the husband of former Rep. Gabby Gifford, who was shot while at a rally and nearly died. Masters is the Trump-supporting, election denying candidate who felt very strongly about banning abortion until he realized it hurt his poll numbers and he was quick to erase any reference to it from his campaign website.
According to The Hill:
‘A poll from the Atlanta-based Trafalgar Group, a GOP polling firm, found Kelly leading Masters among respondents when they were asked who they would vote for if Arizona’s 2022 midterm elections were held today. Kelly garnered 47.6 percent support among those surveyed compared to Masters’s 44.3 percent.’
The trends around the Kelly/Masters match-up is repeated across the country in Senate races, with Democrats like John Fetterman topping Dr. Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania and Raphael Warnock beating Herschel Walker in Georgia.Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who pledged to retire if Republicans don’t take the Senate, giving liberals everywhere even more motivation to vote, blames the low quality of GOP candidates for their lagging poll numbers.
Twitter had a lot to say about the new poll from Arizona. Read some of their thoughts below: