Among voters nationwide
GEORGIA SPECIAL ELECTION–OPEN PRIMARY (Univ. of Ga.)
Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R): 24%
Doug Collins (R): 21%
Raphael Warnock (D): 20%
Matt Lieberman (D): 11%
Ed Tarver (D): 5%
RON’S COMMENT: A close three-way contest in this open primary…. Incumbent Loeffler was appointed by Gov. Brian Kemp (R) to fill the seat of retiring Sen. Johnny Isakson (R). The open primary is Nov. 3. A runoff, if needed, will be among the top two finishers…. Handicappers rate the race lean or likely Republican.
GEORGIA REGULAR ELECTION (Univ. of Ga.)
Sen. David Perdue (R) over Jon Ossoff (D): +2 (47-45)
COMMENT: Incumbent Perdue hangs on to a lead, but a small one…. Handicappers rate the race either a tossup or tilt/lean Republican.
Sen. Gary Peters (D) over John James (R): +2 (42-40)
RON’S COMMENT: If this poll is accurate, then we have a competitive race here. The previous four polls gave Peters an average lead of 4.8 points…. Handicappers rate the contest lean Democratic.
MAINE (Boston Globe)
Sara Gideon (D) over Sen. Susan Collins (R): +5 (46-41)
RON’S COMMENT: Except for one Quinnipiac poll that had Democrat Gideon ahead by 12 points, all recent polling has shown Gideon ahead by a remarkably consistent 5 points. Some of the interviewing for this poll was conducted after Justice Ginsburg’s passing. Handicappers rate the race a tossup or lean Democratic.
NORTH CAROLINA (Emerson)
Cal Cunningham (D) over Sen. Thom Tillis (R): +6 (49-43)
COMMENT: Handicappers rate the race a tossup, even though Democrat Cunningham leads most polls.