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Fox News’ Round of 5 Senate Polls is Good News for the GOP

Fox News says races in Arizona and Missouri are competitive, the GOP is pulling away in Tennessee and North Dakota, and there's still a chance for Mike Braun in Indiana.

By NTK Staff | 11.01.2018 @9:00am
Fox News’ Round of 5 Senate Polls is Good News for the GOP

Fox News released a slate of five new polls on key U.S. Senate races on Wednesday evening.

The polls are good news for Republican chances of keeping or expanding their majority, and here’s why.

ARIZONA, MISSOURI COMPETITIVE

Two races that have looked good for Democrats at times are still competitive for the GOP, according to Fox News. In Arizona, some recent polls have had Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) ahead of Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ). But Fox has the race all tied up (46-46) with five days to go.

In Missouri, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Attorney General Josh Hawley (R-MO) have traded the lead in past months. But Hawley is still in very competitive shape, with the race tied (43-43) according to Fox.

TENNESSEE, NORTH DAKOTA GO RED?

Two other races that were once competitive for Democrats no longer look appear that way. In Tennessee, ex-Gov. Phil Bredesen (D-TN) has given some Democrats hope of a blue wave hitting the south. But Fox News has Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) up nine points (50-41).

In North Dakota, Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) has turned the once-tight race into a likely GOP flip. Fox News’ take confirms this, with Cramer up nine (51-42) on Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND).

INDIANA – STILL A CHANCE?

The worst poll for Republicans in this bunch is Indiana, where Fox News says Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) has a seven-point lead (45-38) on Republican Mike Braun.

But Fox notes that Braun’s standing could improve if libertarians come home to Braun in the final days.

“Republican voters who flirt with Libertarian candidates tend to come home to the Republican candidate in the last few days,” says Shaw.

He adds, “Donnelly being under 50 percent bodes well for the less well-known challenger.”

Of course, as the cliche goes, the only poll that matters is the one on Election Day. That day is now just five days away.

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