Among voters in each state
(ECU) Sen. Thom Tillis (R) over Cal Cunningham (D): +1 (46-45)
(CNBC) Cal Cunningham (D) over Sen. Thom Tillis (R): +4 (50-46)
COMMENT: Yesterday’s poll by PPP (D) showed Democrat Cunningham with a 6-point lead. In today’s polls, one has GOP incumbent Tillis slightly ahead and one had Cunningham with a modest lead. The most recent poll is the PPP survey (Oct. 4-5). The ECU and CNBC polls were taken Oct. 2-4 …. Cunningham is now dealing with a sexting scandal that some Democrats fear may cost them this seat, although these polls indicate that he’s still in contention and maybe even leading…. Handicappers rate the race tossup or tilt Democratic.
MAINE (Bangor Daily News)
Sara Gideon (D) over Sen. Susan Collins (R): +1 (44-43)
RON’S COMMENT: This is the smallest Gideon lead we’ve seen since February. The previous three polls gave her an average lead of 4.7 points. Handicappers rate the race a tossup or tilt/lean Democratic.
(Reuters) Sen. Gary Peters (D) over John James (R): +7 (50-43)
(Detroit News) Sen. Gary Peters (D) over John James (R): +5 (45-40)
(CNBC) Sen. Gary Peters (D) over John James (R): +8 (51-43)
RON’S COMMENT: Incumbent Peters maintains a lead. While GOP challenger James has been charging hard, he still hasn’t broken through…. Handicappers rate the race lean Democratic.
CORRECTION: Yesterday we incorrectly labeled both candidates in the Alabama Senate race as Democrats. Tommy Tuberville is a Republican.