Claire McCaskill, Democrat Senator from Missouri, is in serious trouble for the midterms after stating she would vote against Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. The Daily Wire reports:
Following Brett Kavanaugh’s powerful testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, Democrats opposing him from their not-so-comfortable red state seats are beginning to feel the heat. One poll shows Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri now behind her GOP opponent in a tight midterm race.
According to The Federalist, the new poll by Remington Research Group “found that of the 1,555 likely Missouri voters surveyed late last week, 48% said they were planning to vote for Republican candidate Josh Hawley while 46% said they planned to vote for McCaskill.”
Even worse for McCaskill is that her opposition to Brett Kavanaugh served as one of the deciding factors for voters to come out against her, with 49% saying it affected their decision. Only 42% said McCaskill’s opposition to Kavanaugh motivated their support.
“The incumbent Democrat is in a hotly contested race, and support for Hawley has been surging in the polls over the past month,” reports The Federalist. “The Real Clear Politics poll average puts Hawley ahead of McCaskill by one point and shows that the race has grown increasingly competitive going into November.”
McCaskill, along with her other Red-State Democratic Senators, will be under intense pressure to vote for Kavanaugh, or face a stunning election loss that could solidify GOP control of the Senate.