by Frank Holmes, reporter
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has lost so many battles to President Donald Trump that even his most hardcore supporters are deserting him in flocks, according to two shocking new reports.
Worse yet for the anti-Trump senator, Schumer’s taking a beating where it counts the most: in his home state.
“Sen. Chuck Schumer gets the worst approval rating he’s seen in nearly 20 years,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.
The poll was released on Valentine’s Day – but Schumer didn’t find much to love in it.
New Yorkers gave the Resistance leader his weakest approval ratings since April 15, 1999 – just three months after he became a senator.
It’s no fluke, either. A second poll the same week confirmed that Schumer has hit a near-career low with the voters who know him best.
In fact, he’s lost almost one-third of his supporters since Trump took office.
Both Quinnipiac and Siena College found that barely half of Schumer’s constituents still have a positive view of him.
Sen. Schumer’s approval rating stood at 67 percent in December 2016. He’s had a 15-point drop in 15 months.
Malloy calls his phenomenal slide “proof perhaps that even one the most popular of senators can get muddied-up in today’s Washington swamp.”
The real problem is Schumer’s decision to obstruct everything Trump stands for – even if it’s good for New Yorkers.
“He’s become – like Nancy Pelosi – the face of the Democratic opposition in Washington,” said Steven Greenberg, a pollster for Siena College.
He led the Democrats in refusing to stand or even applaud most of Trump’s State of the Union Address.
He flip-flopped on the wall, which he voted for in 2006.
He even shut down the entire government to demand amnesty for some illegal immigrants.
Every time, he got rolled.
Now the results are in: Schumer lost support across the board – with liberals, moderates, and conservatives.
Moderate Democrats like Joe Manchin say he doesn’t have the “stomach” to stand up to Trump’s deal-making.
And raging leftists are fed up with his squishy backbone and string of failures.
The billionaire backing efforts to impeach Trump, Tom Steyer, said that Schumer “clearly miscalculated” when he tried to stare down the White House.
Trump’s no-nonsense negotiations made Schumer back down from his far-left demands and lose his nerve, he said.
“If you don’t think you can sustain the fight, don’t make the threat,” Steyer told U.S. News and World Report.
After the Schumer shutdown, Steyer – who has donated more than $153 million to liberal causes – says he’s finished contributing to the Democratic Party.
That’s a huge dent for the party, and Schumer will feel it when he’s asking irate voters to re-elect him – after four more years of losing to Trump.
Frank Holmes is a reporter for The Horn News. He is a veteran journalist and an outspoken conservative that talks about the news that was in his weekly article, “On The Holmes Front.”