Politics Poll gives Democrats bad news in key Senate Race
Collins trails Democratic challenger by 5 points: poll
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) trails her Democratic challenger Sara Gideon by 5 points in a new poll of the Maine Senate race. The Colby College survey finds Gideon, the former statehouse Speaker, with 44 percent support, compared to 39 percent for Collins. Twelve percent are undecided and 6 percent say they'll vote for a third party. Collins is among the most vulnerable GOP senators up for reelection this year as Republicans seek to maintain their majority in the upper chamber.Gideon raised $8 million in the second quarter, more than twice what Collins brought in.
Republican Sen. Steve Daines holds a 6 point lead in his reelection race with Montana Democratic Governor Steve Bullock in a race that will help decide the balance of power in the U.S. Senate, according to aby Emerson College.
Daines received 50 percent support in the poll while 44 percent said they would vote for Bullock. Five percent of those contacted said they were still undecided in the race.
Like other traditionally Republican strongholds, Montana is being looked at to see whether support for President Trump has softened, giving Democrats a better chance of retaking control of the Senate. To do that, they need to flip three seats in November and win the White House (or four if Trump is reelected) and Bullock, who mounted an unsuccessful campaign for president this year, is seen as strong contender. Two weeks ago, aof the race found Bullock leading Daines by 2 points.
Congressional approval drops even lower: Gallup
Congress' approval rating has dropped to 18 percent, down from 25 percent in June, according to a monthly Gallup poll.The last time congressional approval was that low was September 2019, the month Democrats launched their impeachment inquiry against President Trump.Congressional approval this year reached a high in May at 31 percent, and began to dip from there as coronavirus cases in the country continue to surge while lawmakers struggle to negotiate additional stimulus legislation.Since May, congressional approval among Democrats has dropped from 39 percent to 20 percent, and among Republicans it dropped from 24 percent to 14 percent.
The Emerson poll showed President Trump leading former Vice President Joe Biden by a margin of 11 points in Montana, 53 percent to 42 percent. In 2016, Trump beat Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton by 20.5 percent in the state.
Daines, who was elected to the Senate in 2014 and has voted in concert with President Trumpof the time, according to the website FiveThirtyEight, has been following the president’s playbook by painting his opponent as bankrolled by “the liberal mob” who seek to defund the police.
Trump must win North Carolina. He's losing there.
Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a narrow 48% to 44% advantage in a CBS News/YouGov poll among likely voters in North Carolina. There are pretty much no paths to Trump winning the presidency without a victory in North Carolina. Additionally a Biden win in the state could help aid Democrats in their bid for the Senate majority come next January. North Carolina is best described as a swing state that tilts toward the Republican Party. Trump won it by 4 points in 2016, so this new CBS News/YouGov poll is the inverse of that.
Take it from Sheriff Shane: Steve Bullock refuses to stand up for Montana Law Enforcement. He doesn't share our Montana values - he's with the Liberal Mob.— Team Daines (@DainesforMT)
Bullock, whose approval ratings have risen in recent months thanks to his response to the coronavirus pandemic, has been emphasizing his record on healthcare in the state, including signing the expansion of Medicaid into law for Montana in 2015.
In 2015, I visited Choteau, MT. At the time 40% of folks that walked through their hospital doors didn’t have insurance, putting a strain on the hospital and community.— Steve Bullock (@stevebullockmt)
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