Everything Chuck Schumer spent his career in politics working towards is at risk.
Schumer and his allies never thought it would fall apart this quickly.
And Chuck Schumer won’t be able to sleep at night when he sees the result of this poll.
The Senate is split 50/50.
Republicans need to just flip a net of one seat to retake the majority.
But when 2021 began, all the so-called “experts” looked at the Senate map and judged Democrats holding the advantage.
There were more Republicans running for re-election in swing states than Democrats.
Eight months later, all bets are off as Joe Biden’s approval ratings crater due to failure on jobs, inflation, illegal immigration, crime and Afghanistan.
Nowhere is that more obvious than in New Hampshire, where Democrat Maggie Hassan is trying to defend her seat next November.
A brand-new Saint Anselm College poll found Joe Biden’s political standing in New Hampshire deteriorating under the weight of scandals and administration failures.
“President Joe Biden’s job approval is collapsing in New Hampshire, putting Democratic incumbents in jeopardy. From an 8-point net approval in February, Biden’s job approval has inverted and now sits at 44%-55%, slightly worse than Donald Trump (45%-55%) in our pre-election poll last fall; 49% of voters strongly disapprove of his performance. 62% of voters now think that the country is on the wrong track, up from 55% in February, while only 28% think we’re on the right track. Most ominous for New Hampshire’s all-Democratic congressional delegation, the generic congressional ballot has swung to the Republicans (46%-43%) for the first time in the history of this poll,” New Hampshire Institute of Politics Executive Director Neil Levesque stated.
Biden’s collapse in New Hampshire is bad news for Hassan as popular Governor Chris Sununu leads Hassan by eight points in a hypothetical 2024 matchup.
“In a hypothetical U.S. Senate matchup against Hassan, Sununu currently enjoys a 49%-40% lead, up from 47%-41% in March. This margin is driven by the intensity disparity noted above: Sununu leads among Republican voters 89%-2%, while Democratic voters are a bit less intense for Hassan at 83%-11%; undeclared voters favor Sununu 50%-34%. It’s worth noting that while males favor Sununu by a wide 55%-34% margin, he trails Hassan among women by only 2 points, 44%-46%,” Levesque added.
Sununu has not declared his intention to run for Senate.
But this polling data showing Sununu leading Hassan cannot help but entice him into the race.
Joe Biden’s sinking poll numbers show the generic congressional ballot moving towards Republicans.
That could put Democrat-held seats in Nevada, Arizona, and Georgia in play in what could shape up as a wave election.
And all of a sudden what Chuck Schumer thought was a secure position as Senate majority leader looks to be at risk.
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