“Barnes has seen a decline in the polls over recent months after facing a slew of attack ads depicting him as soft on crime.”
Wisconsin Republican Ron Johnson began passing the progressive Democrat Mandela Barnes in polls last week. Now he has expanded his lead.
It seems the more Wisconsin voters get to know about Barnes and his ideas, the less interested they are.
Poll: Ron Johnson widens lead over Mandela Barnes in Wisconsin Senate race
Incumbent Republican Sen. Ron Johnson is widening the gap over his Democratic challenger, Mandela Barnes, in Wisconsin’s Senate race, a new poll from Marquette Law School found.
The poll, whose results were released on Wednesday, has Johnson racking up support of 52 percent of likely voters, compared with Barnes’ 46 percent. The results are a jump from September, when polls showed Johnson polling just 1 percentage point ahead of Barnes, but are still within the survey’s margin of sampling error. Barnes has seen a decline in the polls over recent months after facing a slew of attack ads depicting him as soft on crime.
This race is moving in the right direction for Republicans.
Alright here we go. New @MULawPoll out.
In Wisconsin's U.S. Senate race among likely voters…
Ron Johnson: 52%
Mandela Barnes: 46%
— Matt Smith (@mattsmith_news) October 12, 2022
In Nevada, Republican Adam Laxalt is also surging.
FOX News reports:
Poll: Republican Laxalt surging against Democratic Sen. Cortez Masto in Nevada battleground
A new public opinion survey in the crucial western swing state of Nevada points to a surge in support by Republican Senate nominee Adam Laxalt with just under four weeks to go until Election Day.
According to a Suffolk University poll for USA TODAY that was released on Wednesday, the former state attorney general trails Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto by just two points 46%-44% among likely voters in Nevada. That’s down from a seven-point lead for the Democratic incumbent in the previous USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll in the Silver State, which was conducted in August.
Laxalt has gained ground after his campaign and allied Republican groups have blasted Cortez Masto over the economy and inflation, and thanks in part to an increase in support among Hispanic voters.
Finally, in Ohio, things are looking good for J.D. Vance.
Chances of winning Ohio Senate seat tilt in Vance’s favor
The Senate race in Ohio between Republican J.D. Vance and Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan has shifted from a “toss up” to one that will “lean” in Vance’s favor, according to new polling data from Decision Desk HQ.
Decision Desk HQ gives Vance a 65.7% chance of beating Ryan in November’s midterm elections, a 5% change in Vance’s favor compared to polling data released one week ago.
A majority of polls, however, give Ryan a slight edge over Vance in the election. Ryan has a 0.6% advantage in Decision Desk HQ’s average polling data.
The latest poll cited by Decision Desk HQ came from the right-leaning polling firm Cygnal, which showed Vance as having a 1.9% advantage over Ryan.
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