Democrats are so busy twisting themselves into a knot attacking Trump over coronavirus and the anti-police protests that they’ve forgotten that the White House isn’t the only seat up for grabs in the November election.
New polls are indicating that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is in grave danger of losing her grip as Republican and far-left progressive challengers gain ground on several establishment Democrat Congressional seats.
Case in point, a recent Data for Progress poll shows that longtime Pelosi ally Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) is down by double digits to progressive challenger Jamaal Bowman.
Pelosi and other longtime Democrat fixtures may have thought that their blue seats were safe from Republican challengers, but a new enemy has risen up within their own ranks: Progressives that believe the Democrat establishment is just another wing of the GOP.
Engel has held his seat for three decades, but if the polls are to be trusted, his time may be up. Breitbart reported on Thursday:
The survey, taken June 11 -15 among 525 likely Democrat voters, showed Engel down by ten percent, 31 percent to Bowman’s 41 percent, in the primary race for New York’s 16th District. The survey indicated that there is room for a shift, as more than a quarter — 27 percent — remain undecided. However, the results of the follow-up question did not bode well for the incumbent.
Given that you are undecided, who are you leaning towards supporting?” the survey asked, showing 40 percent choosing Bowman and 18 percent selecting Engel.
Bowman enjoys the support of some of the most visible progressive figureheads, such as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), among others. Pelosi, on the other hand, recently endorsed Engel’s re-election campaign.
Pelosi has clashed with these so-called progressives — better described as outright socialists — since the rise of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her squad of fellow freshman far-left colleagues. At one point last year, after Ocasio-Cortez dared to cross her, Pelosi sniped that “all these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world. But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”
Progressives have made it clear that Pelosi — as far-left as most normal Americans believe her to be — is not nearly socialist enough for their taste. Last year, she was able to dismiss them as fringe agitators. Considering the current political climate, she simply can’t fall back on that belief anymore.
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