New polls show Senate control slipping further away from the GOP, as incumbent Republican Senators in swing states trail their Democratic opponents badly and Republican-controlled seats in deep red states look increasingly competitive.
Democrats need a net gain of four Senate seats, or three and the vice presidency, to attain a majority in the upper chamber.
One big opportunity for Democrats is in Maine, where Senator Susan Collins’ newfound alignment with Trump has made her vulnerable to Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon, her first real challenge since she was first elected in 1996.
BREAKING: Democrat Sara Gideon is leading GOP sen. Susan Collins by 9 points in the Maine senate race in new poll.
— PoliticsVideoChannel (@politvidchannel) May 28, 2020
Just in: a new #MESen poll has us ahead of Senator Collins — the third poll in a row that has us leading.
I know that we can win this race, but we need to be able to maintain this momentum all the way to November. Can you chip in to help? https://t.co/Wh7EHtTJQb
— Sara Gideon (@SaraGideon) May 28, 2020
— Team Collins (@TeamCollins207) May 28, 2020