A troubling question on GOP race to re-take Senate
As the mid-term election approaches, there is increasing focus on Senate races. Real Clear Politics shows these states as toss-ups: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, New Hampshire, and North Carolina. (Michigan flips back and forth from being a toss up to leaning Dem.)
If you look at the map with no toss ups, it shows the GOP winning anywhere from 50-52 seats. But if you look at the polling margin that pushes a state into one column or the other (Dem or GOP), you can see how fragile the situation is. We have some candidates leading by as little as a fraction of a percentage point. That’s absurd and can turn on a dime. The fact that the GOP is struggling in states that should be solid red states is a bad a sign. And most of these toss up states are states Romney won in 2012.
After six years of Obama things are a mess, both at home and around the world. And yet we’re struggling to hang onto Georgia, Alaska, Louisiana, Arkansas, Utah, and Kansas?
Why? That’s nuts!
It’s an indication of how powerful the progressive machine is, how stupid the public can be, how demographics are shifting, and what a holy mess the GOP is.