Poll: GOP Senate Candidates Gaining Edge
The eight-point spread is a considerable advantage 84 days until the election.
The poll was conducted by Glen Bolger of Public Opinion Strategies and commissioned by American Crossroads. It is not a generic ballot poll which asks respondents about their party preference but rather mentioned specific candidates by name. The 47% - 39% margin comes from polls in 13 battleground states: Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington.
"The landscape that has tilted so dramatically toward Republicans in the House is continuing to move in a dramatic way on the Senate side as well," said American Crossroads communications director Jonathan Collegio in a statement announcing the results. "People often think that only House races can get swept up in an electoral wave, but this survey shows that Senate may very well get swept over in the same wave."
Perhaps the data that most suggests a hugh wave of support for Republican candidates is the support for GOP nominees from Independent voters who say they favor Republicans 47%-25%.
According to its website, the mission of American Crossroads is to "make Main Street values-individual liberty, limited government, free enterprise and strong national security-once again the top priorities and guiding ethic of American governance."
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