Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is watching the Democrats’ hold on power crumble all around him.
He thought the situation couldn’t get worse.
But the top Democrat spit out his coffee when he got an earful of astonishing news.
Chuck Schumer is in the political fight of his life as Democrats scramble to save their careers while Joe Biden’s Administration sinks like the Titanic.
The New York Democrat’s control of the Senate is hanging by a thread.
He has only 50 Senators on his side and Vice President Kamala Harris to cast tie-breaking votes.
With Biden’s approval ratings crashing to levels not seen since Jimmy Carter was messing up the country, Democrats know they could be wiped out in the upcoming November Midterm elections.
All eyes have been on four battleground states — New Hampshire, Georgia, Arizona, and Nevada.
Those states all have Democrats in office and Joe Biden registered a razor thin victory in each back in 2020.
But while they were wringing their hands over those contests, trouble was brewing for Democrats in two other parts of the country.
According to Politico “Democrats are getting the jitters in Washington and Colorado.”
Early on those were considered “safe” races for Democrats, but it turns out failing hard and fast is one way to drive voters into the arms of the GOP.
In Washington State, Senator Patty Murray is battling to hold onto her seat.
She’s blowing millions of dollars on TV ads going after Tiffany Smiley, her Republican opponent.
Currently, Murray is leading Smiley by a mere five points — 48% to 43% — which is just outside the poll’s margin of error according to The Tarrance Group.
Democrats felt secure in the chances in the Pacific Northwest state since Biden won Washington state easily in 2020, leading by almost 20%.
Pollsters blame Murray’s approach.
“She was the very first Senate incumbent in the country to run a negative campaign against her challenger,” Ed Goeas, president of The Tarrance Group, said. “That shows how deep of a problem she’s in.”
“I think no one is taking the state for granted,” said Alex Glass, a Democratic political consultant based in Washington.
At least they aren’t now that a poll has dumped a big old bucketful of reality on them.
Washington hasn’t had a Republican win a US Senate seat since 1994.
If Murray loses her race it will say a lot about how much ground Democrats have lost in the past two years.
Polls consistently show people in Washington state are fed up with Joe Biden’s trainwreck of a presidency.
Of course, Democrats continue to prove they’re completely out of step with what’s bothering their constituents.
After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, effectively ending universal abortion-on-demand, Democrats have been trying to campaign around abortion access.
Meanwhile, average Americans are far more concerned about surviving in the economy Joe Biden created.
“I know Patty Murray is going to try to make it about abortion,” Smiley spokeswoman Elisa Carlson said. “I think the reality is when you look at polling, it is not the top concern.”
The Tarrance Group found that inflation and cost of living were the most important issues for 44% of people they talked to.
Only 10% were spun up over the abortion issue.
Meanwhile, over in the Rocky Mountains, Republicans look poised to stage a comeback.
Republican businessman Joe O’Dea is gunning for Senator Michael Bennett’s seat.
While Colorado went blue in 2020 it’s a longtime conservative stronghold with politically powerful groups like James Dobson’s Focus on the Family headquartered there.
Back in 2014 Colorado booted out Democrat Senator Mark Udall in favor of Republican Cory Gardner.
Even Bennett has admitted he’s in for a “tough race” in a state where voters are sorely disappointed in Joe Biden.
“It’s going to be a tough year for Democrats all around,” Colorado Democrat Party advisor Nico Delgado said.
If Republicans play their cards right they could regain a majority in the Senate and seriously cripple Joe Biden’s ability to further destroy the country during the balance of his term.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.