GOP pollster says Senate vote on Green New Deal will be a test for 2020 Dems in chamber

Republican pollster Chris Wilson said in an interview that aired Thursday on "What America's Thinking" that the Senate's vote on the Green New Deal will be a test for 2020 Senate Democrats' support of the proposal. 

"You see [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellWhat Democrats should say about guns This week: House Dems voting to hold Barr, Ross in contempt Juan Williams: GOP in a panic over Mueller MORE [R-Ky.] working hard to get a vote in the Senate so he can get the Democrats on record, particularly those running for president," Wilson, chief strategist at WPA Intelligence, told Hill.TV's Krystal Ball. 

"You have [Sen.] Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisTrump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates Judd Gregg: Counting the costs of Democrats' desires Buttigieg: 'Medicare for all,' free college tuition are 'questionable on their merits' MORE [D-Calif.], [Sen.] Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTrump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates Amazon warehouse workers strike on Prime Day Elizabeth Warren backs Amazon workers striking on Prime Day MORE [D-Mass.], who say they're for it, but let's see if they'll actually vote for it if it comes up," she continued. 

The proposal, which was introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezGeorge Conway calls Trump a 'racist president' in new op-ed House Democrats introduce resolution condemning Trump for 'racist' comments Trump's family separation policy has taken US to 'lowest depth possible,' says former immigration lawyer MORE (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyDem senators demand GOP judicial group discloses donors Warren reintroduces bill mandating climate disclosures by companies Pressure mounts against EPA's new FOIA rule MORE (D-Mass.) last month, aims to for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in the United States while creating millions of “good, high-wage jobs." 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) plans to force a vote on the resolution in the coming weeks. It is not expected to pass through the upper chamber. 

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) slammed McConnell for the move on Wednesday, saying it was a "diversion" from actually having a debate on climate change. 

— Julia Manchester