"The moderate base of the party is very narrow, and Biden really has all of it," said Floyd Ciruli, a Colorado-based pollster. "I don't think there was much room, and I don't think he was able to exploit what room there was."
"The Senate has lost — particularly for Democrats — some of its attraction," said Floyd Ciruli, a veteran Colorado-based pollster. "There was a time when you were a senator, there was a sort of the majesty of the Senate. It had its rules, it had its prestige, you had recognition and authority even in the minority, but it has a lot less stature now."