Republicans lead in 5 key Senate races
They don’t even mention the pickup in West Virginia where Shelley Moore Capito is pretty much a shoe in. Starting to look like the GOP will have a great shot at the Senate and be able to block any more of Obama’s agenda.
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Republicans have leads in five crucial Senate races, according to new polling conducted for the GOP-aligned group American Crossroads.
The automated surveys from Harper Polling find Sens. Mark Begich (D-Alaska), Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and Mary Landrieu (D-La.) trailing GOP opponents, as well as Republicans holding leads in Democratic-held open seats in Montana and Michigan. Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) is tied with her most likely opponent, while Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) has a lead in her race.
Partisan polling is typically taken with a grain of salt. That said, these polls show President Obama’s weak standing is a major problem for Democrats in these red and swing states — and that Republicans have a strong shot at winning the net of six seats they need to take back the Senate.
Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) leads Pryor by 42 percent to 36 percent in the race Republicans feel most confident about winning. President Obama’s state approval rating is just 31 percent in the poll, which is in line with other surveys of Arkansas.