Democrats May Lose Control of State Senate

Despite Democratic gubernatorial frontrunner Andrew Cuomo having sizable leads in all four districts polled, the two Republican incumbents hold large leads while two at-risk Democrats are in statistical dead heats.
Democrats currently hold a 32-29 edge in the Senate, with one seat vacant because the incumbent Republican recently died.

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Massachusetts Governor: Patrick 35, Baker 34, Cahill 11, Stein 4

In the Globe poll, taken last week, [Deval] Patrick, a Democrat, won support from 35 percent of likely voters, compared with 34 percent for [Charles] Baker, a statistical tie given the poll’s margin of error. Cahill, the state treasurer who left the Democratic Party last year, continued to lag far behind with 11 percent. Green-Rainbow candidate Jill Stein got 4 percent, and 14 percent said they remain undecided.

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West Virginia Senate: Now Even Rasmussen Has Raese Leading Manchin

WV Survey of 500 Likely Voters
September 27, 2010

Election 2010: West Virginia Senate Special Election
John Raese (R) 48%
Joe Manchin (D) 46%
Some other candidate 2%
Not sure 4%
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California: Cecilia Iglesias Turns Loretta Sanchez / Van Tran Race into a Toss-Up

Cecilia Iglesias has never run for office before – not even a schoolyard campaign for class president. Yet her presence on the ballot this fall has changed the equation in the tightest Congressional race central Orange County has seen in years. She has only pennies to the big dollars put up by her heavyweight opponents, Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez and Republican Assemblyman Van Tran. But in a race that will likely be decided by only a few percentage points, every vote she wins costs one of them dearly.

OC Register

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Delaware: The Good Witch is Catching Up to the Cold-Blooded Marxist, 49 to 40

O'Donnell Bewitches GOPImage by Mike Licht, via Flickr
Delaware Survey of 500 Likely Voters
September 26, 2010

Election 2010: Delaware Senate
Christine O’Donnell (R) 40%
Chris Coons (D) 49%
Mike Castle 5%
Some Other Candidate 0%
Not Sure
Rasmussen Reports
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