Democrats are counting on the much-hyped “blue wave” to propel them to victory in November.
But reality isn’t matching up with the media narrative.
And one top Democrat Senator just saw his political life flash before his eyes when he saw these numbers.
New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez just watched his double-digit lead disintegrate in a month.
A new Quinnipiac University poll showed his race against Republican Bob Hugin narrowed to within single digits.
The Washington Times reports:
Mr. Menendez, a Democrat who recently escaped prosecution in a corruption trial, leads Mr. Hugin by a 6-point margin, 43-37, in a poll of New Jersey voters that Quinnipiac University released Wednesday.
Mr. Menendez held a 17-point lead, 49-32, in the same survey a month ago.
“As Sen. Robert Menendez sees his once dominant lead whittled down to single digits, New Jersey voters are sending a clear message,” said Mary Snow, polling analyst for the Quinnipiac Poll. “They are troubled by the ethics cloud hanging over him.”
Mr. Menendez has struggled to get out from under a cloud of corruption after he was saved from jail time by a hung jury that could not agree on a verdict after he was accused of accepting thousands of dollars in improper gifts and campaign contributions from a friend.
Democrats have spent all their time focusing on the Russia witch hunt, but turned a blind eye to Menendez’ blatant corruption.
While Menendez escaped jail time, he may not escape punishment from angry voters.
Bob Hugin’s campaign is whacking Menendez’s corruption in TV ads like this one.
Democrats weren’t expecting a tight race in New Jersey. Cook Political Report has it rated “Likely D.”
If Republicans can flip New Jersey, it’ll be tough for Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrats to make up the ground they need to control the Senate after the 2018 midterms.
As much as the anti-Trump media want to see Republicans and Donald Trump rebuked in the 2018 midterms, they’ve got a steep hill to climb headed into November.
What do you think? Will New Jersey voters send Senator Bob Menendez packing in 2018?
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