Republicans are looking good to win back control of Congress, according to recent generic ballots, but they are also in great shape to make gains in a number of states as well.
“Republican candidates are currently leading polls in gubernatorial races in Nevada, Oregon, Wisconsin and Kansas, according to polls aggregated by RealClearPolitics (RCP),” The Free Press reported on Sunday.
“Two of these states, Oregon and Nevada, are rated by the Cook Partisan Voting Index (CPVI) as more Democratic than Republican, making them much tougher territory for GOP candidates to win,” the report added.
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Oregon, the most Democratic-leaning of the four states with a CPVI score of D+6, has former Republican State Rep. Christine Drazan leading former Democratic State House Speaker Tina Kotek by 2%, per a recent Emerson College poll. Drazan’s lead, with an RCP average of 2.4%, has been consistent since August.
In Nevada, Republican candidate and Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo is leading incumbent Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak by an average of 1.6% across all major polls.
In Wisconsin, incumbent Democratic Gov. Tony Evers narrowly trails Republican businessman Tim Michels by up to 3%, according to RCP.
Kansas, the most Republican-leaning of the four states, has experienced scant and inconsistent polling, with half showing either Republican Attorney General Derek Schmidt or incumbent Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly in the lead. Still, with a CPVI of R+10, Schmidt – who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump – is expected to defeat Kelly…
“The 2022 midterm elections are now 32 days away, and Republicans have a four-point lead in their bid to recapture control of Congress,” polling firm Rasmussen Reports noted on Friday.
“The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that, if the elections for Congress were held today, 47% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Republican candidate, while 43% would vote for the Democrat. Just three percent (3%) would vote for some other candidate, but another seven percent (7%) are not sure,” the firm noted.
Republicans are up 3 points this week over last week in the same survey.