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Trump’s Grip on Senate Republicans Slipping With Stimulus Ploy

  • Declining polls have Republicans in Congress bracing for Biden
  • Lawmakers gingerly move to create distance with White House
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WATCH: Trump’s declining poll numbers against Joe Biden could be complicating efforts of Republicans trying to keep control of the Senate.Source: Bloomberg
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President Donald Trump’s once-tight grip on Republican lawmakers is showing signs of slipping as he falls further behind Democrat Joe Biden, making the GOP path to keeping control of the Senate increasingly fraught.

Republicans continue to line up behind Trump where their core interests coincide, such as solidifying a conservative majority on the Supreme Court by quickly confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett. GOP candidates also are eager to tout tax cuts and deregulation under the president, longtime campaign themes that pre-date Trump.