DAILYKENN.com -- Eventually Joan Ruth Bader Ginsberg (aka, Kicki) will succumb to the frailties of aging and be compelled to retire. If that occurs in the next two years, Donald Trump will further solidify the conservative dominance of the Supreme Court of the United States with a replacement to the liking of the Republican Party.
That is because the GOP seems destined to snatch senate seats from Democrats in the midterm elections.
Such is not wishful thinking from right-leaning pundits, but an objective assessment published by The Hill.
From thehill.com ▼
Republicans have seen a bump in the polls in several key races since Labor Day. They believe momentum has flipped to their party since the fight over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh polarized the electorate, hurting Democrats running for reelection in states where President Trump is popular.
Two states where Democrats had hopes of pulling major upsets — Texas and Tennessee — have moved in favor of Republicans. Races in Nevada and Arizona, two other states where Democrats had hoped to make gains, remain tight, but Republicans feel more confident about their candidates.
Meanwhile, the tide has moved against Democratic candidates in a couple of states that Trump won by double digits in 2016.
In North Dakota, Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp has fallen behind by double digits. And in Montana, Sen. Jon Tester (D), who seemed poised for victory a month ago, has seen his race tighten amid attacks by the president.
There is some good news for Democrats in the polls.
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), the only Democrat to back Kavanaugh’s confirmation, has maintained a healthy average lead of 9 points in the polls, despite running in a state that Trump won by a whopping 42 points in 2016.
And Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), long seen as vulnerable, is hanging onto an average poll lead of 3 points, despite voting against Kavanaugh.
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