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Three New U.S. Senate Polls, Three Races Within the Margin of Error

CNN polls in Nevada and Missouri, and an NBC News poll in Tennessee, show just how close the battle for control of the U.S. Senate will be.

By NTK Staff | 10.02.2018 @3:00pm
Three New U.S. Senate Polls, Three Races Within the Margin of Error

The battle for control of the U.S. Senate continues to be the marquee election fight of 2018, and three polls released in the last 24 hours reinforce that notion.

CNN released results of polls in two battleground U.S. Senate battles on Monday:

  • Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-NV) leads Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) in Nevada, 47-43; the four-point difference is within the poll’s 4.6-percent margin of error
  • Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) leads Attorney General Josh Hawley (R-MO) in Missouri, 47-44; the three-point difference is within the poll’s 4.3-percent margin of error

Rosen has led in recent polls, but Heller enjoys the advantages of incumbency. McCaskill leads in this Missouri poll, but was trailing Hawley by two points in another poll recently released.

NBC News, meanwhile, found the U.S. Senate race in Tennessee all knotted up:

When registered voters were asked “If the 2018 election for Senate were being held today among the following candidates, for whom would you vote?” Blackburn and Bredesen both received 42 percent of the votes. Those who selected “Undecided” totaled 15 percent.

Popular ex-Gov. Phil Bredesen (D-TN) has led Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) in recent polls. Blackburn is seeking to nationalize the race, bringing in President Trump to rally support for her and arguing Bredesen would just be another vote for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) if elected.

These three Senate races may help decide control of the upper chamber in 2019. Flipping Tennessee and Nevada are key to Democrats’ slim chances to take over the Senate, while Republicans see McCaskill’s Missouri seat as a key opportunity on offense.

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