It’s not a good week to be a Democrat. They found out they are in for an uphill battle in November’s midterm elections.
They will be in an all out war to overtake the Republican led Senate. And the most recent Axios and SurveyMonkey poll of key battleground states tilts the favor toward the GOP.
Democrats only need to pick up two seats to gain the majority in the Senate, but they are struggling to control 10 states already held by Democratic senators.
These states in question are now mostly red states with voters who are strong supporters of President Donald Trump. They include Indiana, Missouri, Montana and North Dakota, all of which Trump won in 2016. Trump’s Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, couldn’t even win over 40 percent of voters in any of those states, according to a report from Politico.
The chances of flipping most states where Republican senators are up for reelection seems slim. States like Nebraska, Utah and Wyoming are most likely a solid GOP win, according to polling data recently reported.
The only hope for Democrats will be to replace GOP Sen. Jeff Flake from Arizona as he retires with one of their own. They would also need to simultaneously defeat GOP Sen. Dean Heller in Nevada.
Those predicting the results in the midterm elections indicate that an effort to add two seats to Democrats existing 26 will fail. They will likely lose races in Nevada, Florida and Indiana, which will quell any chances of overtaking Republicans in the Senate races.
The Axios and SurveyMonkey poll surveyed 12,677 registered voters from June 11 to July 2 with a margin of error of five percent.
The poll suggests that 49 percent of voters would vote for GOP Gov. Rick Scott over Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson in Florida, 52 percent would vote for GOP Rep. Kevin Cramer over Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota, and 49 percent would vote for Republican Mike Braun against Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in Indiana.
It’s a bad week to be a Democrat!