Pollsters Have Some Devastating News For Senate Democrats

Pearl Mccarthy
October 13, 2018

Republican congressional leaders like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan both had abysmal approval ratings (46 percent unfavorable and 25 percent favorable for the former, 49 percent unfavorable and 32 percent favorable for the latter), with the best showing for a national Republican figure going to Vice President Mike Pence, who had 45 percent unfavorable and 41 percent favorable.

Republicans and Democrats in the Senate cut a deal to vote on 15 judicial nominations Thursday so they could return to their home states for the final stretch of the campaign. And in Nevada, a state that went for Hillary Clinton two years ago, Republican incumbent Dean Heller is running even or slightly ahead of Democratic challenger Jacky Rosen.

Real Clear Politics now places Democrats with a 6.9-point advantage over Republicans on the generic ballot.

Kavanaugh was narrowly confirmed in the Senate by a vote of 50 to 48.

The tone inside the courtroom was collegial, in contrast to the venom of Kavanaugh's confirmation fight.

Asked about Heitkamp missing votes to campaign, her spokeswoman Abigail McDonough took a shot at the House, where her GOP opponent, Rep. Kevin Cramer, serves. It would have taken only one Democratic senator to say "no" to letting the nominees through this week, but none did.

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North Dakota Republican Kevin Cramer now leads Democrat Heidi Heitkamp (who recently said she chose to vote against Kavanaugh after watching his testimony with the sound off) by 12 points, according to a recent Fox News poll. They only "seek investigations ... of the public statements he has made as a nominee to the Supreme Court", Henderson said in a statement. "Right now, we do not have those votes and I think they understand that".

With the House and the Senate closing up shop until after the US midterm elections, it seems fitting to take a look at what the makeup of the respective chambers will look like in 2019, and what that means for legislation.

"I'd be foolish and dishonest if I didn't say this is a year where we've got more obstacles", he said.

Democrats counter that the Kavanaugh fallout has enraged many women voters upset with the way the Senate confirmation battle turned out, likely increasing Democratic turnout in November and threatening Republican control of the House of Representatives.

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