Democrats are melting down.
It’s Chuck Schumer’s job to do something about it.
And he just hit the panic button after he got new numbers that could spell disaster for Democrats in November.
As November approaches, Senate Democrats are holding onto their majority by a thread.
Joe Biden’s dumpster fire of a presidency is dragging down Democrats everywhere.
Biden’s collapsing poll numbers are threatening to destroy Democrats’ chances in swing states.
Since the midterms typically serve as a referendum on the president’s performance, Schumer is facing a bleak fall.
Now there’s even more bad news for the majority leader as primary election numbers start to trickle in.
It turns out the only people Joe Biden seems to be able to inspire are Republicans eager to strip him of power.
In states where primaries have been held so far Republicans are turning out in greater numbers than Democrats.
In recent primary elections in Idaho, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Oregon Republicans comprised 54.9% of the total vote.
When you add in numbers from the other five states that held primaries earlier in the year (Texas, Ohio, Indiana, Nebraska, and West Virginia) the total jumps to 60% of Republicans showing up to vote for Republicans.
That’s significant because those committed enough to show up for a traditionally slow primary election are likely to show up in November — and bring some friends.
The increase in turnout is most significant in battleground states like North Carolina and Pennsylvania where activity is up significantly compared to the 2018 midterm election.
In NC the number of primary voters increased by 8% while in NC it increased by 12%.
Both of those states are home to GOP senators who are retiring.
Schumer had hoped to pick up those seats to beef up his razor thin lead in the Senate where he has only 50 senators plus Kamala Harris to cast the tie breaking vote.
But Republicans are fired up and poised to kick Schumer out of his cushy gig as Majority Leader.
Republican pollster John Couvillon with JMC Analytics says there’s an obvious pattern emerging.
“In every state where I’ve been measuring turnout changes relative to previous midterms, I’m seeing a clear advantage on the Republican side,” Couvillon said in an interview with the New York Post.
He pointed out that only 10 states have held primaries so the situation could change.
But at this point Couvillon says the data suggests “states that are swinging and are Republican are going to move far to the right.”
Considering the havoc wreaked by Democrats in the past year and a half Republicans are chomping at the bit to wrench power away from Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Joe Biden before they can do any more damage.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.