Chuck Schumer had big plans for 2018.
He dreamed of a Democrat Senate and impeaching Donald Trump.
But when he looked at these poll numbers, he realized he was about to get some very bad news.
Dean Heller Falls Behind His Democrat Challenger
Democrats need to flip two Republican Senate seats and not lose any of their own if they want to take control of the upper chamber.
Liberals believed they had strong candidates in two red states.
Nevada looked like a prime pickup opportunity.
Anti-Trump RINO Dean Heller appeared to be a wounded candidate.
Heller did not support Trump in 2016.
And then he doubled-down on alienating conservatives by expressing support for Planned Parenthood.
“I have no problems with federal funding for Planned Parenthood,” Heller declared at a 2017 town hall event.
The crowd began booing as he continued: “The issue isn’t whether or not they perform the funding and the care for women. I want to make sure that every woman has an opportunity — my grandchildren, everybody — have an opportunity. The question of should federal funding cover some of the activities that occur in Planned Parenthood?”
Heller quickly reversed himself, but the damaged was already done.
His opposition to Trump and support for Planned Parenthood depressed his Republican support.
And Democrat Jacky Rosen raced out to an early lead in the polls for their Senate contest.
Heller’s Fortunes Change
But Heller reversed his fortunes with two moves.
First, he embraced Donald Trump.
Second, he stood by Brett Kavanaugh.
Republicans across the country saw a surge in support after the Democrats tried to use hoaxes and smears to destroy Brett Kavanaugh.
Americans watched with disgust as Democrats trotted out women to tell flimsy stories about Kavanaugh sexually assaulting them as a teenager.
The women’s stories were full of holes and no witnesses could corroborate them.
Republican voters judged them as part of an orchestrated smear campaign.
So they rallied around the Republicans who stood by Kavanaugh in the wake of the Democrat and media’s character assassination scheme.
Heller voted to confirm Kavanaugh.
Therefore, he saw his poll numbers shoot up.
Multiple polls taken in the wake of the Kavanaugh fight saw him surging ahead of Rosen.
On October 1st, just days before the Kavanaugh vote, a CNN poll found Rosen leading Heller by four points.
Three polls taken since then have Heller in the lead.
Both the New York Times/Siena and NBC/Marist polls found Heller up by two points.
And Emerson College released a poll showing Heller up by seven points against Rosen.
Chuck Schumer Faces Disaster
Heller is not the only Republican to benefit from a Kavanaugh bump.
Anti-Trump RINO Martha McSally jumped ahead of her Democrat opponent by six points in the wake of the Kavanaugh confirmation.
And Marsha Blackburn – who was locked in a tight race with former Governor Phil Bredesen in Tennessee – also saw poll numbers that showed her holding a commanding lead.
Schumer and the Democrats thought they could ride anti-Trump anger to Congressional majorities.
But they made what could be a fatal mistake in the Kavanaugh confirmation fight.
And now it looks like the GOP is a strong bet to retain control of the Senate.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.