Cook Report: Dems now favored to take back Senate with just over 100 days until election

With just over 100 days until the 2020 election, Democrats are now favored to take back the Senate according to the Cook Political report.

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WashingtonExaminer reports given the current political climate and just over 100 days until Election Day, Republicans are at risk of losing their Senate majority.

A newly released analysis by the nonpartisan Cook Political Report showed on Thursday that President Trump’s low polling numbers in comparison to his presumptive Democratic challenger Joe Biden may reflect the performance of other GOP candidates.

“As of now, Democrats are a slight favorite to win the Senate majority,” the report said, which cited multiple Republican strategists who see grim prospects for their party in November.

Republicans currently hold 53 seats and Democrats have 45 seats. There are also two independents who caucus with Democrats.

The Cook Political Report showed several “ratings” changes for the month of July. Republican Sen. Martha McSally’s race in Arizona shifted from “Toss Up” to “Lean D.” Republican Sen. Joni Ernst’s contest in Iowa changed from “Lean R” to “Toss Up.” Republican Sen. David Perdue’s race in Georgia changed from “Lean R” to “Toss Up.” Democratic Sen. Tina Smith’s race shifted from “Likely D” to “Solid D.” The open race in Mexico, where Democratic Sen. Tom Udall is not seeking reelection, has changed from “Likely D” to “Solid D.”