West Virginia: Bill Maloney Closing In, Tomblin Launches Attack Ads

West Virginia State SealImage via WikipediaFrom Campaign Spot on National Review Online:

Earl Ray Tomblin became governor when Joe Manchin was elected to the Senate last year. Tomblin began the race as a heavy favorite against Republican Bill Maloney, but this race is turning out a lot closer than most expected: “Whatever the ad’s effect on voters, the Tomblin ad suggests the race has narrowed and that Tomblin’s once formidable double-digit lead has shrunk. A recent poll suggested Tomblin was leading by only 6 points, though it had nearly a 4 percent margin of error.”

West Virginia Senate: Raese Increases Lead to 6 pts

West Virginia State SealImage via Wikipedia WV Survey of 500 Likely Voters
October 5, 2010

Election 2010: West Virginia Senate Special Election
John Raese (R) 50%
Joe Manchin (D) 44%
Some other candidate 2%
Not sure
Rasmussen Reports
5%
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Senate: Republicans Now Lead in Enough States to Win Majority

Today, October 6th, is the first day this year that the Republican candidate leads in the most recent poll in ten Senate races for Democratic seats. If the Republicans hang onto these leads, they are assured of a majority!

North Dakota = Republican + 43%
Arkansas = Republican + 18%
Indiana = Republican + 18%
Wisconsin = Republican + 12%
Pennsylvania = Republican + 7%
Colorado = Republican + 5%
West Virginia = Republican + 5%
Illinois = Republican + 4%
Nevada = Republican + 3%
Washington = Republican + 1%

Dick Morris

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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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