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 McConnellRock the Vote President says Dem reform bill 'shines a light' on dark money The Hill's Morning Report - Trump's intraparty feuds divide Republicans Trump's attacks on McCain exacerbate tensions with Senate GOP 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 HarrisStrategist says Trump is 'retreating' from talking about foreign policy Bannon says an O'Rourke-Harris ticket poses the greatest threat to Trump in 2020 Trump has lost support from male voters since shutdown, analysis shows MORE [D-Calif.], [Sen.] Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBannon says an O'Rourke-Harris ticket poses the greatest threat to Trump in 2020 Trump has lost support from male voters since shutdown, analysis shows Rock the Vote President calls for dismantling of electoral college 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-CortezThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump attacks on McCain rattle GOP senators Top Dem lawmaker rolls out climate plan to appeal to GOP Ocasio-Cortez staff received risk assessment training from police due to death threats: report MORE (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyOcasio-Cortez staff received risk assessment training from police due to death threats: report US climate policy must protect forests and communities, not the forest industry Warren, Klobuchar call on FTC to curtail use of non-compete clauses 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