Chuck Schumer and the Democrats thought they were on a glide path to victory in November.
But they just hit a speed bump.
Schumer was blindsided when new polls revealed some really bad news.
Democrats must flip two Republican held Senate seats in order to seize control of the chamber.
They are also defending ten senate seats in states that Donald Trump won.
And new polling shows the senate could be on the verge of a wave-election in November.
But the Democrats look like they are the ones who will be washed away.
A Survey Monkey poll published in Axios found five incumbent Democrats trailing either a generic Republican or their presumptive Republican challenger.
“Axios and Survey Monkey polled all ten of those states and found that at least five Democrats are in real trouble.
Montana: Sen. Jon Tester loses to his unnamed Republican challenger 42 percent to 55 percent.
West Virginia: Sen. Joe Manchin loses to his unnamed Republican challenger 43 percent to 52 percent.
Missouri: Sen. Claire McCaskill loses to Republican challenger Josh Hawley 44 percent to 52 percent.
Indiana: Sen. Joe Donnelly loses to his unnamed Republican challenger 45 percent to 51 percent.
North Dakota: Sen. Heidi Heitkamp loses to her unnamed Republican challenger 47 percent to 49 percent.
Moreover, in all five of those states, President Trump’s job approval rating is in better shape than the Democrat’s: MT: 58 percent; WV: 65 percent; MO: 55 percent; IN: 53 percent; ND: 60 percent.”
The poll also found that Democrats in Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin hold narrow single digit leads.
For months, the media has speculated that Trump’s unpopularity will lead to a blue wave washing across America and electing Democrats up and down the ballot.
But that analysis was done without a careful examination of where the key elections were actually being held.
And the Senate map tilts in the GOP’s favor.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.