GOP pollster and strategist Frank Luntz believes that Democrats hold the upper hand in Tuesday’s Georgia Senate runoff elections, warning of disappointment for Republicans in those pivotal races and in Wednesday’s upcoming Electoral College presidential confirmation vote on Capitol Hill.
„There is a greater divide in the Republican Party than there is in the Democratic Party,“ Luntz said in an interview on CNBC’s „Squawk Box“ on Tuesday from Georgia. „The party is in the process of tearing itself apart and you don’t do that now, when you’re this close to the most important Senate election, literally, in a lifetime. Democrats are unified, Republicans are not and that’s what gives them the advantage.“
„I think the next 48 hours are going to be among the worst for the GOP,“ he added.
In Georgia, Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Republican David Perdue, whose Senate term just expired Sunday, are facing off in Tuesday’s election against Democratic challengers Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, respectively. Loeffler’s term didn’t expire because she was appointed.
If both Democrats win, they would secure a 50-50 split for their party in the Senate, making Vice President-elect Kamala Harris the tiebreaking vote. It would give Democrats control of both the Senate and the House of Representatives as well as the White House after President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20.