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Republicans Pulling Away In Key Senate Races

November 3, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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As Tuesday’s midterm elections approach the latest polls indicate that Republican Senate candidates are pulling away in the final days of key races.

According to a NBC/Marist poll released Sunday, Republicans are either leading in Georgia, Kentucky and Louisiana or will likely win runoff elections.

Iowa- The Republican senate candidate Joni Ernst, has a increased to a 7-point lead over Democratic challenger Rep. Bruce Braley, according to a Des Moines Register poll released Saturday.

Iowa is critical to the Democrats in maintaining control of the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Friday said that an Ernst victory would throttle Washington Democrats’ agenda.

Up until now many of the polls have shown a dead heat, but trends seem to be showing undecided voters breaking for the GOP.

The GOP need a net total of six seats to take majority control of the Senate, with GOP certain to win both the West Virginia and Montana contests.

Kentucky- Polls show Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pulling away from Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, reaching the critical 50 percent mark with Grimes now at 41 percent.

In Georgia- Republican nominee David Perdue has jumped out to a 48-to-44 percentage point lead over Democrat Michelle Nunn. If Perdue gets 50 percent of the vote on Tuesday, he would avoid a runoff election that would take place on Jan 6th.

Louisiana-Three-term Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu has 44 percent of the vote in a three-way race with GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy, at 36 percent, and Republican Rob Maness, at 15 percent.

However, if Landrieu gets less than 50 percent of the vote, she would have to advance with the runner-up, which would be Cassidy, in a runoff election.

As Polls indicate, Cassidy in a head-to-head run-off would likely get most of Maness’ votes and ultimately win.

North Carolina- Poll’s show a dead heat in where incumbent Democratic Sen Kay Hagan is tied with challenger Pat Tillis.

New Hampshire-Incumbent Dem Senator Jeanne Shaheen clings to a 1 point lead over former GOP Mass. Senator Scott Brown.

Colorado-Democratic incumbent Sen Mark Udall is behind 3 percentage points to GOP challenger Corey Gardner.

Polls in North Carolina and New Hampshire close at 7:30 pm Eastern time, if those seats break for the GOP, then that would indicate the beginning of a Republican wave election.

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