Trump may cost Republicans Georgia senate seats, GOP pollster says
Donald Trump is putting the runoff elections in Georgia that will determine the fate of the Senate at risk, according to a Republican pollster.
Frank Luntz, a communications consultant who frequently works for Republicans, said Mr Trump’s repeated attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election could cost GOP incumbent Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue their seats.
The Republican senators face challenges from Democrats Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.
If both incumbents lose, the Democrats will take control of the Senate.
Mr Luntz noted that the president has planned rallies to support the Republican senators, but he believes it may be too late to reverse the damage he has caused.
“I’m afraid and I believe that those two Republicans may well lose on the fifth of January because of what the president is doing right now,” Mr Luntz told Fox News. “The media is helping him and this should not be happening, that that election should be waged separately from the ugliness that’s happening here in Washington.”
On Sunday, Mr Trump said he would fly to Georgia to attend a rally for the Republican senators.
“On behalf of two GREAT Senators, I will be going to Georgia on Monday night, January 4th., to have a big and wonderful RALLY,” he tweeted. “So important for our Country that they win.”
However, Republican voters in the state have been receiving mixed messages from GOP-adjacent sources…….read more