Among voters in each state
John Hickenlooper (D) over Sen. Cory Gardner (R): +9 (48-39)
COMMENT: Despite earlier campaign missteps, Hickenlooper remains well ahead in this Senate race. He’s beating incumbent Gardner by a whopping 29 points among independents…. Local pols believe that Gardner, a promising new face on the national scene when he was first elected to the Senate six years ago, is now weighted down by Trump. Hickenlooper has focused attacks on Gardner’s votes to repeal Obamacare and its protections for pre-existing conditions…. Handicappers rate the race tilt/lean Democratic or tossup.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) over Don Bolduc (R): +16 (53-37)
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) over Corky Messner (R): +18 (54-36)
COMMENT: Incumbent Shaheen is well ahead of both Republican challengers. Bolduc, who leads Messner 52-31 in the GOP primary, is a former Special Forces brigadier general. The primary is Sept. 8…. Shaheen’s rating is 50% favorable/12% neutral/35% unfavorable…. Handicappers rate the general election safe to likely Democratic.
Cal Cunningham (D) over Sen. Thom Tillis (R): +2 (47-45)
COMMENT: The margins have been bouncing around. Handicappers still rate the race a tossup.