Chuck Schumer’s world was turned upside down when he saw these poll numbers
The media has been promoting the narrative that a blue wave is set to wash across America this November.
It was expected to sweep Chuck Schumer into power in the Senate.
But one batch of polling numbers just turned everything upside down.
Survey Monkey conducted a poll testing the ten incumbent Democrats in states Trump won against either a generic Republican or the presumptive GOP nominee.
In a shocking development, five Democrats trailed the Republican candidate and President Trump’s popularity was an asset.
The five Democrats who are in danger of losing are Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Jon Tester of Montana, Joe Donnelly of Indiana and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota.
“Why it matters: Democrats are defending 10 Senate seats in states that President Trump won in 2016. In six of those states, Trump’s approval is higher than 50% (compared to 43% nationally). These numbers underscore how hard it will be for Democrats to pick up the two seats needed to win the majority despite Trump’s troubles.
The most vulnerable senators are Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Jon Tester in Montana and Claire McCaskill in Missouri. Each of their approval ratings is either under 50% or just above it, while Trump’s is well above that in all three states.”
Other races where Democrats hold narrow leads are in Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio.
Democrats were counting on Trump’s unpopularity creating a toxic political environment.
This would allow their incumbents to hang on and present an opening to pick off seats in Arizona and Nevada.
Winning two seats would allow Democrats to install Chuck Schumer as Majority Leader.
Under this scenario, they could grind the Trump agenda to a halt and press forward with impeachment if they also take the House of Representatives.
But this new polling data shocked Democrats and the media because it presents a picture of the Democrats being the one who lose ground in the Senate.