Senate battles tighten in two key races

September 14, 2020 0 By HearthstoneYarns

Senate races in two key states are growing tighter in the final week of the midterm election, according to new polls.

Fox News polls released Wednesday showed margins have narrowed in North Dakota and Arizona, two states that will help determine which party controls the Senate next year.

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In North Dakota, Rep. Kevin CramerKevin John CramerRepublicans prepare to punt on next COVID-19 relief bill GOP senators introduce resolution opposing calls to defund the police Trump tweets spark fresh headache for Republicans MORE (R-N.D.) is leading Democratic Sen. Heidi HeitkampMary (Heidi) Kathryn Heitkamp70 former senators propose bipartisan caucus for incumbents Susan Collins set to play pivotal role in impeachment drama Pro-trade group launches media buy as Trump and Democrats near deal on new NAFTA MORE (N.D.) by single digits at 51 percent to 42 percent among likely voters, according to the Fox News Poll which was conducted by Anderson Robbins Research and Shaw & Company Research.

It’s a narrower margin than a Fox News Poll released on Oct. 3, which had Cramer leading Heitkamp by 12 percentage points at 53 percent to 41 percent among likely voters.

The poll was conducted from Oct. 27-30 with live telephone interviews of 789 likely voters and includes a margin of error of 3 percentage points.

In Arizona, the latest Fox News Poll has the race to succeed retiring Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeGOP lawmakers stick to Trump amid new criticism Kelly holds double-digit lead over McSally in Arizona: poll Trump asserts his power over Republicans MORE (R-Ariz.) in a tie with Reps. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyGOP senators introduce resolution opposing calls to defund the police No evidence of unauthorized data transfers by top Chinese drone manufacturer: study Senate Democratic campaign arm launches online hub ahead of November MORE (R-Ariz.) both at 46 percent among lightly voters.

It’s a slightly tighter race than a Fox News poll released on Oct. 3, which had Sinema leading McSally 47 percent to 45 percent among likely voters.

The Arizona poll was conducted between Oct. 27-29 with telephone interviews of 643 likely voters and a margin of margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

While the Senate races in Arizona and North Dakota have tightened, the race in Missouri between Sen. Claire McCaskillClaire Conner McCaskillMissouri county issues travel advisory for Lake of the Ozarks after Memorial Day parties Senate faces protracted floor fight over judges amid pandemic safety concerns Amash on eyeing presidential bid: ‘Millions of Americans’ want someone other than Trump, Biden MORE (D-Mo.) and Attorney General Josh Hawley, the GOP candidate, remains unchanged compared to an Oct. 3 Fox News Poll.

McCaskill and Hawley are in a dead heat, which each receiving 43 percent of likely voters, according to the poll, which has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

And in Tennessee, where Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerGOP lawmakers stick to Trump amid new criticism Trump asserts his power over Republicans Romney is only GOP senator not on new White House coronavirus task force MORE (R-Tenn.) is retiring, and Indiana, where Democratic Sen. Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellyEx-Sen. Joe Donnelly endorses Biden Lobbying world 70 former senators propose bipartisan caucus for incumbents MORE (D-Ind.) is running for reelection, the Senate races have widened in the final weeks according to new Fox News Polls.

Rep. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnGOP senators introduce resolution opposing calls to defund the police GOP senators dodge on treatment of White House protesters Five things to know about Trump’s legal power under the Insurrection Act MORE (R-Tenn.) is leading former Gov. Phil Bredesen (D) by 9 percentage points at 50 to 41 percent among likely voters. It’s a wider margin than the 5 percentage point lead Blackburn had in the same poll released earlier this month.

The poll was conducted between Oc. 27-30, and includes interviews with 718 likely voters. The poll has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

And in Indiana, Donnelly is leading businessman Mike Braun, the GOP Senate candidate, 45 percent to 38 percent among likely voters, according to the Fox News Poll.

The margin is wider than his 2 percentage-point lead he had in a Fox News Poll earlier this month, when he was leading Braun at 43 percent to 41 percent.

The Indiana poll was conducted between Oct. 27-30, including interviews with 722 likely voters and has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.