As Second Stimulus Check Stalls, Republicans Graham and Collins Lose Support in Senate Race

As Second Stimulus Check Stalls, Republicans Graham and Collins Lose Support in Senate Race

As Congress remains in deadlock over another round of coronavirus stimulus relief, Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and Susan Collins have lost support for their high-profile reelection bids in recent polling. Americans on both sides of the political aisle have called for Congress to "show me the money," but neither parties have signaled much willingness to meet in the middle in terms of the cost of the spending. Democrats have accused Republicans of failing to allocate sufficient funding to tackle the pandemic and Republicans have accused Democrats of utilizing COVID to further their agenda. In the latest Quinnipiac poll, released Wednesday, Graham tied with his challenger Jamie Harrison 48-48 among likely voters in South Carolina, a race that had been considered a longshot for the Democratic party in a strong Republican state. Collins, a moderate who has criticized President Donald Trump and served as a crucial GOP swing vote, was also down 12 percentage points—54-42—to Maine's Democratic House Speaker Sara Gideon. Graham has been winning his seat in South Carolina, a state that Trump carried by over 14 points in 2016, by double-digits since 2002. But the new polling data shows that he's now at risk of losing it to Harrison as Americans become increasingly frustrated with stalled stimulus talks. Harrison has garnered better favorability ratings in the state, with 47 percent of those surveyed indicating a favorable view and 34 percent saying they have an unfavourable view of him. Graham, however, drew a negative favorability rating, with 44 percent indicating a ...
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