Democrats have 'outside shot' of taking back Senate, says polling editor

Morning Consult editor Cameron Easley said in an interview that aired Tuesday on "What America's Thinking" that Democrats face a long-term struggle in retaking the Senate. 

"The real challenge is long-term that Democrats face in the Senate as a lot of those low population states are very, very red," Easley told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on Monday. 

"Those pickup opportunities are limited," he said. "Democrats have a shot to retake the Senate in 2020, but it's an outside shot." 

Democrats were able to regain control of the House in November's midterm elections, however, Republican were able to maintain their 53-47majority in the Senate. 

While Republicans will need to defend twice as many seats in 2020 as they did in 2018, only two Republican senators will be running for reelection in states lost by President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP senator introduces bill to hold online platforms liable for political bias Rubio responds to journalist who called it 'strange' to see him at Trump rally Rubio responds to journalist who called it 'strange' to see him at Trump rally MORE in 2016. 

Democrats, therefore, would need to gain seats in states won by Trump in order to get a majority in the upper chamber. 

— Julia Manchester