With top Republicans worried about the 2018 Senate races, every contested election matters and is worth following. New polling from two battleground races shows Democrats and Republicans are barreling toward a photo-finish for control of the U.S. Senate.
In Missouri and Montana, two Trump-supporting red states with incumbent Democrat senators, polling shows both races in a statistical tie.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and her Republican challenger, state Attorney General Josh Hawley, are each polling 45 percent, according to a recent CBS News poll.
Meanwhile, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., leads his GOP challenger, Matt Rosendale, 47-45 percent.
In Nevada, a recent Gravis poll shows incumbent Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., trailing his opponent, Democrat Jacky Rosen, by two points. Hillary Clinton won Nevada in 2016. It is a pivotal state where Democrats are looking to pick up a seat to flip the Senate.
One race that’s not close: In West Virginia, an Emerson College poll shows Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., holding a double-digit lead over Republican state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, 45-33 percent.
We have 50 days until the 2018 election. Republicans have work to do if they want to expand their Senate majority.
Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.
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