Missouri sen. Claire McCaskill, and Montana Sen. Jon Tester is locked in a dead heat with her Republican Challenger, finds a new survey.
(AP, Tester, campaign, file)
Two incumbent, red-state Democratic senators, who were Irish, the objectives of some of the President Trump’s, are facing increasingly tough odds of winning re-election in November, a new poll shows, underscoring the challenges to repeat the Democrats face in your offer, the of the Senate in November, as Trump continued presence in the most important battleground States.
Montana sen Jon Tester and Missouri sen. Claire McCaskill are locked in a dead heat with her Republican Challenger, according to a CBS News poll, with Tester leading Matt Rosendale of only two percentage points, and McCaskill tied with Josh Hawley at 45 percent. Both results are tight in the polls ” margins of error, the 5.2 and 3.3 percentage points respectively.
The results echoed the results show a Fox News survey last week, McCaskill leading just. Republicans hold a narrow 51-49 majority in the Senate, because Vice President Mike Pence of each potential 50-50 tie could break, Democrats have gained two seats, the control over the chamber.
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But where surveys have shown, increase the prospects that the Democrats regain control of the house of representatives, its prospects in the Senate were always low, due to the smaller number of seats on the ballot, and Trump’s popularity in the most important States, the holding of the elections to the Senate.
Trump supports both Rosendale and Hawley, and plans to participate in a rally for Hawley in Missouri this week. The President won both the Montana and Missouri by double-digit growth rates in the 2016 presidential elections, and he has made no secret of his contempt for both Tester and McCaskill, deriding it as a “very dishonest” and “false”, respectively.
Last April, Trump called for the Tester to resign after the White house published the challenge, a report of his allegations against President’s pick for the next secretary of Veterans Affairs, Ronny Jackson.
“Jon Tester do not share your values” Trump rally, said in a July in Montana. “He showed his true colors with his despicable, dishonest attacks on a great man-a friend of mine.”
Trump called Rosendale a “really good man” and said it is time that Big Sky Country is “retiring liberal Democrat, Jon Tester.”
Tester responded: “It is my duty to ensure that Montana get veterans what they need and have earned, and I will never stop fighting for you, as your senator.”
Outside groups, including the National Republican Senate Committee (NRSC), have observed a trump to displace the call Tester and have funneled money into the state. But they expressed the concern that the Tester had his rivals limited awareness.
“Senator Tester has been President of the Trump handicapped at every corner, and now he has to pay the price for it,” Calvin Moore, a spokesman for the NRSC, told Fox News this summer. To try “these developments really nuke his campaign strategy to cozy up to President Trump, if he hinders it really has done, to impede, to hinder.”
Senator Claire McCaskill of the Great state of Missouri flew in a luxurious private jet, while their RV tour of the state. RV ‘ s are not for you. The people are really excited, so fake! Josh Hawley should win and has my full endorsement.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2018
For McCaskill, Trump tweeted in June that she was “so fake” for the use of a private plane for two of the three days of their alleged campaign RV tour.
“Senator Claire McCaskill of the Great state of Missouri flew in a luxurious private jet, wrote during their RV tour of the state” Trump. “Campers are not for you. The people are really excited, so fake! Josh Hawley should win and has my full endorsement.”
For her part, McCaskill has a private plane, but insisted acknowledged that they had used, they did not Fund the office, and made no apologies for the trips to see their constituents.
“I’ve got a few stops with the use of the area, but I was on the RV so much that the broken drawer was driving me crazy.”
Trump’s popularity and recognition are important factors in several races this season, including Central competitions in Ohio, South Carolina, Georgia and elsewhere. The Republicans hope that his influence to keep the Senate in GOP control for the next two years.
Gregg Re is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @gregg_re.