Democrats hoped the FBI break-in at Mar-a-Lago would put Trump front and center in the Midterms and boost their chances of hanging on to power.
But leftists were wrong.
And this shocking new poll showed just how badly the FBI raid of Trump backfired on Democrats.
Polls show control of the U.S. Senate could go either way.
Democrats held out hope that left-wing Congressman Tim Ryan could raise a ton of money from the Left’s activist base and fool Ohio voters into thinking he was a moderate.
Ohio used to be a swing state.
But after Trump carried Ohio by eight-point margins in 2016 and 2020, both parties now consider it a Red state.
Early polling data showed Ryan either tied or leading Republican J.D. Vance.
But the first post Mar-a-Lago raid poll of the Ohio Senate race showed Vance surging into the lead over Ryan.
In the first poll since the unprecedented Mar-a-Lago raid, Emerson College Polling showed that J.D. Vance, the Trump-backed Republican nominee for Ohio’s open U.S. Senate seat, and Republicans had overtaken Democrats in the Buckeye State.
Vance leads Ryan by three points in the most recent Emerson College poll. The poll found that 45 percent of the 925 general election voters would vote for Vance over the 42 percent who would vote for Ryan. There were also four percent who said someone else, and ten percent were undecided.
— Emerson College Polling (@EmersonPolling) August 17, 2022
Republicans only need to win a net gain of one seat in the Senate to win back the majority.
Democrats had hoped that Ryan could win in Ohio.
Should Democrats win in Ohio, it would make it nearly impossible for Republicans to fire Chuck Schumer as Majority Leader.
But Republicans see the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago as an extension of the witch hunt the Bureau began conducting back in 2016.
A Trafalgar Group poll found 80 percent of Republicans are more motivated to vote in the wake of the FBI siege on Donald Trump’s home.
The first Primary held after the raid also showed heightened GOP enthusiasm.
Republican turnout in the Wyoming GOP Congressional Primary exceeded total turnout in 2020.
The Senate is a toss-up right now.
Control could go either way.
But if Republicans receive an enthusiasm boost, it could counteract the Democrats’ fundraising advantage.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.