Joe Biden’s failed political career is unraveling at the seams.
But now, things just went from bad to worse.
And it’s all because this critical swing state is about to deal one final blow to Biden’s political agenda.
Joe Biden is less than one month away from losing control of the U.S. Senate.
With the upper chamber of Congress evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, Biden has to rely on the tiebreaking vote of Kamala Harris in order to govern the chamber and keep it in the Democrat column.
But now, there’s growing signs that Democrats are heading for a Senate wipeout, and there’s one critical swing state that’s to blame for the unfolding disaster that Joe Biden and Senate Democrat leader Chuck Schumer are staring down.
And that state is the same one which delivered Donald Trump his critical 270th electoral vote in the 2016 election, cementing his victory over Hillary Clinton.
The Hill reports, “Democratic nominee John Fetterman is facing new pressure amid signs the Pennsylvania Senate race is tightening a little more than a month before Election Day.
Two new polls this week have shown Fetterman’s lead over Republican candidate Mehmet Oz shrinking, a development that comes as he faces growing scrutiny over his health, Republicans attack him on his law enforcement record as lieutenant governor and Oz racks up some notable endorsements.”
Pennsylvania was once thought to be a lock for Democrats.
But in recent weeks, Democrat John Fetterman has seen his lead in the polls slip away, and now the race is considered close to an even fight between him and the Republican.
What’s more, Fetterman’s own gaffes on the campaign trail, combined with his inherent weakness in the Philadelphia suburbs, have given him a critical geographic disadvantage compared to his opponent.
And that’s bad news for Joe Biden, who needs Fetterman to win this state if he hopes to retain control of the U.S. Senate going into 2023.
But now, Fetterman has had one problem after another pile up against him.
“While Fetterman’s allies say the recent tightening of polls is a natural result of Election Day approaching, it also raises the stakes for the Democrat as he looks to maintain his lead ahead of a crucial debate against Oz later this month.
A survey from Emerson College Polling and The Hill released on Friday showed Fetterman leading Oz 45 percent to 43 percent, within the poll’s margin of error and down from the Democrat’s 4-point lead in August,” adds The Hill.
If the Democrats go down in flames in Pennsylvania, as the current trendline suggests, then Biden’s hopes of holding onto control of the Senate will crumble with Fetterman.
And without control of the Senate, it’s very unlikely that Biden will control the House of Representatives either, where Nancy Pelosi is locked in a fight for her own political future against what is increasingly looking like a Red Wave in November.