“If the election were today, we would lose the House, the Senate and the White House,” said one Republican source.

Several GOP lawmakers are warning that the party faces a landslide defeat on Election Day if Trump doesn’t start landing punches on former Vice President Joe Biden, who has a strong lead in the polls both nationally and in key battleground states.

“This is the problem: [Trump] continues to allow it to be a referendum on himself; you can’t do that in a competitive race,” one GOP lawmaker said…

Trump’s unarticulated vision for a potential second term has made it difficult for GOP candidates to tell voters what they would be getting if they side with Republicans. And many voters don’t like what they’ve already seen, particularly when it comes to the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus.