The divide in the United States Senate is as close as it can be, a 50/50 tie – with only the tie-breaking vote of Vice President Kamala Harris giving Democrats the majority.
But that all could change this coming November.
And now Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is in full panic mode after seeing what’s happening in Nevada.
While one-third of the U.S. Senate seats are up for grabs, there are only a handful of competitive seats that will decide the fate of the upper chamber.
And Nevada is one of those key battleground States.
Incumbent Democrat Senator Catherine Cortez Masto is considered one of the most vulnerable sitting Democrat Senators up for re-election in the 2022 midterms.
A new poll from the Reno Gazette spells trouble for Senator Cortez Masto and Majority Leader Schumer.
The poll finds GOP Front-runner, Adam Laxalt now leading the incumbent by 43.5-40.
Laxalt is the former Attorney General of the Silver State.
He’s also the son of former U.S. Senator Pete Domenici of New Mexico and grandson of former Nevada Governor and U.S. Senator Paul Laxalt.
Laxalt is a conservative with the former President Donald Trump’s “complete and total endorsement.”
“Adam Laxalt is running for Senate in Nevada to defeat Harry Reid’s, Chuck Schumer’s, and Nancy Pelosi’s handpicked successor, and win an America First majority in the U.S. Senate,” Trump said. “Adam is a Navy Veteran who served our Nation bravely in Iraq. As a former Attorney General he has always supported our Law Enforcement and keeping our communities safe. He fought valiantly against the Election Fraud, which took place in Nevada. He is strong on Secure Borders and defending America against the Radical Left.”
Before facing off with Sen. Cortez Masto, Laxalt will have to get through the GOP primaries.
His chief opponent is Army Veteran Sam Brown who has pulled in surprisingly high fundraising totals – Brown has raised about $2 million compared to Laxalt’s $2.75 million.
Things are bleak for Cortez Masto, as she’s tied in the polling with the political-newcomer, Brown.
According to the survey, Cortez Masto has a negative-four favorability rating, compared to a plus-seven favorability for Laxalt.
Most voters haven’t heard of Sam Brown – yet he’s still in a dead heat with an incumbent U.S. Senator – showing just how poorly Cortez Masto is doing.
If Republicans are able to flip the Nevada Senate seat, it will be very difficult for the Democrat Party to hold its majority in the upper chamber.
The poll also looked at the Gubernatorial contest in Nevada.
Incumbent Democrat Governor Steve Sisolak has a negative-three favorability rating and is not faring well in matchups with some GOP rivals.
According to the Reno Gazette poll, Sisolak trails Republican frontrunner Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo by 39-37.
Gov. Sisolak is tied with Lombardo’s chief primary competitor, former U.S. Senator Dean Heller at 39% each.
Meanwhile, the poll has President Joe Biden sitting with a pitiful negative-20.5 favorability rating.
One other interesting note in the survey, 47% of respondents want their vote to change the direction President Biden is taking the country.
Comparatively, only 27% say their vote is to show support of Biden’s direction for America.
US Political Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.