New polls show Dems who voted ‘no’ on Kavanaugh getting crushed in North Dakota, Indiana

New polls show Dems who voted ‘no’ on Kavanaugh getting crushed in North Dakota, Indiana
Heidi Heitkamp (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – They took their chances.]

In North Dakota, Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp started to fall behind Republican Kevin Cramer months ago in private polling. Then she voted against Justice Kavanaugh, offering an exceedingly weak explanation for ignoring the overwhelming will of her constituents. Then, in a disastrous attempt to tag Cramer as insensitive to abuse victims, Heitkamp ran an ad that both outed a number of assault survivors without their consent (putting some in danger), and wrongly identified a group of other women as victims. It was a genuinely stunning screw-up, prompting a round of abject apologies, then subsequent misleading spin. The race, some observers speculated, was over. A new poll suggests … pretty much, yeah. …

That’s the third consecutive survey showing Heitkamp trailing by double digits. Meanwhile, in a recent analysis, I mentioned that my sources said that the Indiana Senate race was starting to trend red, too. A pair of new polls (one internal, one public) appear to confirm that intel. Mike Braun’s campaign released their own data showing him leading Sen. Joe Donnelly (also a Kavanaugh “no”) by four points (44/40), along with a detailed memo about how the contours of the contest favor their candidate. Then this poll dropped. …

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