Dems In Full Panic After Learning They Could Lose Critical Senate Seat

A new survey from 2024 shows that a seasoned Democratic senator is in danger of losing his position because he is trailing a GOP opponent.

“Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown is running within the margin of error against all three of his declared Republican challengers, the first poll of his 2024 race shows,” The Daily Caller reported last week.

The only Democrat currently holding a statewide elected office in Ohio is Senator Sherrod Brown, who is serving his third term in the U.S. Senate.

He is ahead of Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose by a margin of 44-42, state senator Matt Dolan by a margin of 45-44, and businessman Bernie Moreno by a margin of 46-42, according to an East Carolina University survey. The poll’s margin of error is 4%, which applies to all three of these contests.

The outlet added:

Both Dolan and Moreno ran in the 2022 GOP Senate primary to replace retiring Sen. Rob Portman. Dolan finished third, behind JD Vance and Josh Mandel, while Moreno dropped out early. Dolan, whose family is worth $5.2 billion, is expected to spend large sums of his own money throughout the 2024 cycle. He shelled out $10.6 million during the 2022 campaign.


(D) Sherrod Brown: 45% (+1)
(R) Matt Dolan: 44%
(D) Sherrod Brown: 44% (+2)
(R) Frank LaRose: 42%
(D) Sherrod Brown: 46% (+4)
(R) Bernie Moreno: 42%

ECU | 805 RV | June 21-24 | E: ±4%

— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) June 29, 2023

Ohio had a Democratic governor and an 11-7 Republican congressional delegation when Brown took office there in 2007. But with a Republican governor and a delegation split 10-5 in their favor, the state’s political climate has changed, according to the Daily Caller.

Gov. Mike DeWine of the GOP won with a commanding 25-point victory margin in the 2022 election. Additionally, by a combined 20 points, state attorney general Dave Yost and secretary of state for Ohio Frank LaRose prevailed in their respective contests.

As Ohio continues to go conservative, the former president Donald Trump won the state twice—in 2016 and 2020. Republican J.D. Vance, a supporter of Trump, won his bid for U.S. senator last year and will serve his first term.

Trump will face legal troubles this time around, including two indictments so far, one in Manhattan and the other regarding federal charges of mishandling secret material.

But it doesn’t seem to be hurting his popularity. In reality, it appears that his polling numbers have improved due to the perception that he is being politically persecuted.

A CBS News poll conducted in the middle of June revealed that the former president had a commanding 61 percent of the Republican primary vote, outpacing his closest rival, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, by a significant margin of 38 points.

With just 4% of the vote, Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina edged out former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley for third place.

CBS News added:

Republican primary voters say they’re far more concerned that Donald Trump’s indictment is politically motivated than his alleged conduct being a national security risk – and there’s no evidence it’s hurt his status as the clear front-runner for the 2024 nomination, at least not yet. He remains well ahead of rivals in both consideration and vote choice.

In fact, most Republican primary voters would not generally consider him keeping the alleged documents with nuclear systems or military plans to be a national security risk, in and of itself.

Most explicitly ruled out the charges announced in the indictment changing their views about Mr. Trump. Rather than being disqualifying in their eyes, even if he’s ultimately convicted of a crime in the matter, they overwhelmingly feel he should still be able to serve as president again.

CBS News Poll: Trump Posts Biggest Lead Yet Over DeSantis

Trump — 61% (+38)
DeSantis — 23%
T. Scott — 4%
Pence — 4%
Haley — 3%
Ramaswamy — 1%
Hutchinson — 1%
Burgum — 1%
Elder — 1%
Christie — 1%

CBS Poll (B+) | 06/07-10 | n=586

— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) June 11, 2023

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