Just last month incumbent Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI) had a safe 23-point head start over Republican challenger John James. RealClearPolitics wrote at the time that “there is little evidence that [James] poses a threat to Debbie Stabenow, who holds double-digit leads and is at about 50 percent in the polls.” But a month is an eternity in politics, and in just the past four weeks Stabenow has fallen by seven points and James has gained nine, a trend that has tracked on the statewide ballot and may be linked to the “Kavanaugh effect.” It’s a trend that may ripple well beyond Michigan’s borders. Justice is a sweet thing.
Here’s more from Hot Air…
Time to take another Senate seat out of the safe column for Democrats? A month ago, incumbent Democrat Sen. Debbie Stabenow had a massive 23-point lead over Republican challenger John James in the EPIC-MRA Poll. RealClearPolitics wrote that “there is little evidence that [James] poses a threat to Debbie Stabenow, who holds double-digit leads and is at about 50 percent in the polls.”
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Today, the Detroit Free Press finds much more evidence of that threat — and perhaps for an across-the-board collapse for Democrats in Michigan:[I]n the U.S. Senate race, where the Democratic incumbent, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, has been widely expected to enjoy a double-digit victory over Republican challenger John James, her lead is down to 7 points, the poll found.