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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Midterm Roundup: Senate Control ‘On A Knife-Edge’

Midterm Roundup: Senate Control ‘On A Knife-Edge’

Here are some interesting stories on the midterm campaigns that you may have missed on Friday, October 3:

• Control of the Senate is “on a knife edge,” according to a bipartisan NPR poll conducted by Democracy Corps and Resurgent Republic. Among other notable results, the poll finds that Democratic candidates are winning the message battle, and are being helped — not hurt — by Obamacare.

• Speaking of the Affordable Care Act, Iowa Republican Joni Ernst’s fierce opposition to the law may come back to haunt her. Talking Points Memo reports that in 2012, Ernst said that she would “support legislation to nullify Obamacare and authorize state and local law enforcement to arrest federal officials attempting to implement” it. Ernst leads by 2.8 percent in the Real Clear Politics poll average.

• In light of three new polls finding Democrat Gary Peters leading Republican Terri Lynn Land by over 9 points, FiveThirtyEight’s Harry Enten declares that Michigan’s Senate race “can’t be considered competitive anymore.”

• Republican David Perdue continues to hold a narrow lead over Democrat Michelle Nunn in Georgia’s Senate race. Perdue is up 4 percent in a new Ramussen Reports poll; he leads by 3.2 percent in the poll average.

• And control of the Senate may not be decided in November. As The Wall Street Journal reports, both parties are buying television advertising time to prepare for the possibility of runoff elections in Louisiana and Georgia.

AFP Photo/Mark Wilson

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  • That’s right, liberals. Keep your voter base feeling like they have a slight chance of winning the November elections. Of course, like most of what comes from the liberals, and the regime, are lies, but you need to give people hope. After 6 years under this regime, there will not be another dem elected for anything.

    • JPHALL

      Funny how both times Obama ran, you Republicans claimed you were winning. Both times you presented polls to prove that Repugs were winning. Karl Rove on election night ranting that Fox News was wrong. HILARIOUS!

      • BillP

        JP that’s all that this troll can write. The president lies, Liberals lie, anyone on this site who disagrees with this uniformed twit lies. Ask him for some provable facts on some item and see what garbage he tries to pass off as the “truth”. If he was Pinocchio his nose would be about 10′ in length.

  • elw

    As far as I am concerned anytime the candidates are running within the margin of error, it is a positive sign for the Democrats. Most polls have a Right lean to them and as the last 3 or 4 elections have shown – it is a lean that is not there. Once more, if we all get out and vote, we will win. There are simply more Democrats out there than Republicans, so vote.

  • Whatmeworry

    unbiased NPR??? Seriously?? That’s like saying Barak isn’t over is head

    • Whatmeworry is Dan M Ketter

      mustttt not read newspapers where you live!