Today, Rep. Cory Gardner, now running for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, told 850KOA that Democrats were running around like their “hair was on fire” and for good reason – liberal Sen. Mark Udall’s numbers look worse than we even knew. According to an article in today’s Wall Street Journal:
About a month ago, he told officials at the National Republican Senatorial Committee he was considering a bid. The group conducted a poll and showed Mr. Gardner the encouraging results: Mr. Obama’s disapproval ratings had jumped to 53%, compared with 42% in April 2013. Asked if Mr. Udall deserved re-election, 37% said yes; 52% said another candidate should be given a chance.
That’s a far cry from the 50+1 necessary to win. But, wait, it gets worse.
As we’re reported, liberal Sen. Mark Udall was one of the deciding votes that helped to pass Obamacare. That’s why when 335,000 Coloradans’ lost their health insurance due to Udall’s votes, he freaked out. But, one math equation shows just how dire this situation is for Udall.
In 2010, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate Ken Buck lost to appointed U.S. Senator Michael Bennet by fewer than 30,000 votes. As Buck has admitted, it wasn’t his best race. If just 10% of those who have lost their insurance due to Udall’s vote flip from voting for a Democrat in the 2014 election to voting for a Republican, Udall’s goose is cooked. Given the loud and thunderous backlash against Obamacare in Colorado and nationally, the number of switchers could be far greater than 33,500 votes if the Republican U.S. Senate candidate runs a decent campaign.
A seismic shift indeed.