Poll Palooza: One More Day (At Least)
Voters will go to the polls Tuesday to close out the 2014 midterm cycle—not counting the likely runoffs in Louisiana in December and Georgia in January.
In those states, no candidate looks poised to capture more than 50 percent of the vote. And in Colorado and Iowa—two other states key to Senate control—the most recent polls are tight.
Here is a roundup of the latest surveys heading into Tuesday:
- In Colorado, Democratic Senator Mark Udall trails Republican challenger Cory Gardner by two points, 43 percent to 45 percent, according to a Quinnipiac poll taken Oct. 26 to Nov. 2.
- Quinnipiac results also show a tight race for Iowa Senate, where Republican Joni Ernst and Democrat Bruce Braley each captured 47 percent of likely voters in a survey conducted Oct. 28 to Nov. 2.
- Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy, a Democrat, is up three points on Republican challenger Tom Foley, 47 percent to 44 percent, according to a Quinnipiac poll taken Oct. 28 to Nov. 2.
- Florida's gubernatorial race is even tighter. Quinnipiac found Democratic challenger Charlie Crist to be one point ahead of Republican Governor Rick Scott, 42 percent to 41 percent, in a survey taken Oct. 28 to Nov. 2.
- In Louisiana, an NBC/Marist poll found Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu ahead of Republican challenger Bill Cassidy, 44 percent to 36 percent. Another Republican candidate, Rob Maness, received 15 percent. The poll was taken Oct. 27-30.
- NBC/Marist showed a wider margin for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, with him taking 50 percent to Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes' 41 percent in a survey taken Oct. 27-30.
- In Georgia, Republican David Perdue is ahead of Democrat Michelle Nunn by four points, 48 percent to 44 percent, according to an NBC/Marist poll taken Oct. 27-30.