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 McConnellTop GOP super PAC spent money on NC Democrat Everytown plans ad blitz on anniversary of House background check bill Kentucky state official says foreign adversaries 'routinely' scan election systems 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 HarrisHouse to vote on legislation to make lynching a federal hate crime Overnight Energy: EPA to regulate 'forever chemicals' in drinking water | Trump budget calls for slashing funds for climate science centers | House Dems urge banks not to fund drilling in Arctic refuge Democratic senators criticize plan that could expand Arctic oil and gas development MORE [D-Calif.], [Sen.] Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenPoll: Bloomberg stalls after Vegas debate Bloomberg unveils billboards to troll Trump ahead of campaign stops John Legend joining Warren in South Carolina next week: report 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-CortezDemocrats working to ensure Trump's second term Ocasio-Cortez announces slate of all-female congressional endorsements Ocasio-Cortez defends Warren against 'misogynist trope' MORE (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyKennedy, Markey neck-and-neck in Massachusetts primary: poll Overnight Energy: EPA to regulate 'forever chemicals' in drinking water | Trump budget calls for slashing funds for climate science centers | House Dems urge banks not to fund drilling in Arctic refuge Democratic senators criticize plan that could expand Arctic oil and gas development 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