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Poll: Dem Attacks on Kavanaugh Helping 2 GOP Senate Candidates Ahead of Midterms

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I’ll be honest with you. The first time I heard the phrase “blue wave” or “red wave,” I thought there was something seriously wrong with the ocean.

Turns out the ocean is doing just fine, for the most part. But blue waves can be a sign of toxic things to come.

That blue wave Democrats have been so desperately hoping for in next month’s midterms? It could very well materialize, if Republican voters don’t turn out in large numbers. But if it doesn’t, Democrats may come to learn their own actions were what motivated GOP supporters to storm the voting booths.

One such example is the Democrats’ most recent ploy to undermine President Donald Trump. Namely, the Democrats’ desperate attempts to derail Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have had some tangibly bad ramifications for the blue team.

The blatant derangement of the Democrats over Kavanaugh has led to an eroding voter base for some Democrats in traditionally red states.

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According to a survey from the Remington Research Group, Missouri is one of those red states where a Democrat is feeling the pressure.

Per a survey of likely voters in Missouri, 48 percent said they were planning to vote for Republican candidate Josh Hawley while 46 percent said they planned to vote for incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.

Any number of factors could play into that, you say? Well the survey also offers a big explanation as to why McCaskill is behind Hawley.

“Has the Supreme Court confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh made you more likely to vote for Claire McCaskill or less likely to vote for Claire McCaskill, or made no difference?” the poll asked. Of those surveyed, 49 percent said they were “less likely” to vote for McCaskill. It doesn’t take a political strategist to figure out that the three-ring Democratic circus surrounding Kavanaugh has had a bad effect on her.

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It’s not just Missouri. Another seat the Democrats were hoping to win to flip the Senate is in a similar predicament.

Another survey from KFYR-TV found that Republican Kevin Cramer is 10 points ahead of incumbent Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota. Heitkamp, a Democrat who is in the unenviable position of opposing Kavanaugh strictly to keep in line with Democratic interests, finds herself in a similar situation as McCaskill.

According to that same KFYR-TV survey, 60 percent of voters in North Dakota support Kavanaugh with 27 percent opposing him. That’s overwhelming support for Kavanaugh.

Losing either state, be it Missouri or North Dakota, would be disastrous for the Democrats’ hopes to take the Senate.

Democratic leadership will have a tough decision to make: Do they dig in even further to oppose Kavanaugh, or do they concede Kavanaugh for the sake of winning the Senate?

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It’s an understandably difficult choice with potentially ruinous ramifications. Honestly, it couldn’t have happened to a nicer group of people.

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Bryan Chai has written news and sports for The Western Journal for more than five years and has produced more than 1,300 stories. He specializes in the NBA and NFL as well as politics.
Bryan Chai has written news and sports for The Western Journal for more than five years and has produced more than 1,300 stories. He specializes in the NBA and NFL as well as politics. He graduated with a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. He is an avid fan of sports, video games, politics and debate.
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