Latest Midterms Poll News: Democrats Slight Lead After Biden, Obama Campaign

Barack Obama is campaigning for Gretchen Whitmer in Michigan

With a week to go until the final day of voting in the midterm elections, control of the US Senate remains in the balance as new polls show Democrats narrowly leading or tied in key states.

According to new research from The New York Times and Siena College, Arizona’s Mark Kelly, Pennsylvania’s John Fetterman and Georgia’s Raphael Warnock all lead their opponents by 3-6 points. If all three won, it would represent a clean sweep of one seat for the Democrats.

However, if Mr Warnock finishes with less than 50 per cent of the vote after November 8 – as expected based on current polls – he and Mr Walker will be forced into a January run-off.

Meanwhile, former President Barack Obama continues his tour of key late-race states as Democrats try to boost voter enthusiasm and turnout in their base. Many in the party worry that Joe Biden’s acceptance flag is a sign that voters who broadly agree with his administration’s agenda are disincentivized to vote on Nov. 8, raising the prospect that Republicans could win key races thanks to an “excitement gap”.

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Pennsylvania: Dr. Oz hopes to retain GOP seat in battle against John Fetterman

The Pennsylvania Senate race was perhaps the strangest of a host of absurd campaigns. What should have been a relatively sleepy race where Republicans are trying to hold a Senate seat has turned into an intensely personal fight with two outsized personalities.

Eric Garcia takes a look at the race so far.

Oliver O’ConnellNovember 1, 2022 09:30

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Opinion: Why Trump is holding a series of rallies in odd places during the midterm elections

The former president is going on a vanity tour — and one where he’s not always going to be welcomed with open arms. Eric Garcia explains why.

Oliver O’ConnellNovember 1, 2022 08:00

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Gossard was caught on video appearing to applaud a man who said he shot at immigrants

Paul Gosar, a far-right Arizona congressman who is campaigning for the state’s Trump-backed gubernatorial candidate, appeared to applaud a constituent who claimed he shot an immigrant on his property, in a newly released video.

In the videothe Republican congressman can be seen at an event where two apparent voters and supporters of the Arizona lawmaker approach the man to begin discussing issues on the US southern border.

Johanna Chisholm has the story.

Oliver O’ConnellNovember 1, 2022 06:30

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All the ways the GOP could turn America upside down if they win the House

They say ex-Republicans Andrew Feinberg about the myriad ways a Republican-majority House could roil the country out of spite.

Oliver O’ConnellNovember 1, 2022 05:00

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Trump-appointed judge won’t shut down ‘voter intimidation’ in Arizona

A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit against a far-right activist group accused of intimidating Arizona voters with the “express purpose” of preventing them from voting at the polls in the state.

U.S. District Judge Michail T Liburdi, who was appointed by Donald Trump, denied a request for a restraining order against Clean Elections USA and its founder Melody Jennings, who encouraged volunteers to hand out ballots and photograph voters in an effort fueled by baseless claims that the 2020 presidential election was marred by fraud.

Alex Woodward has the story.

Oliver O’ConnellNovember 1, 2022 03:30

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ICYMI: Suspect arrested after break-in at Arizona Democratic headquarters

Daniel Mota Dos Reis was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on Oct. 27 on a third-degree burglary charge after breaking into Katie Hobbs’ campaign headquarters Monday night.

He was already in custody for an unrelated burglary.

Oliver O’ConnellNovember 1, 2022 02:30

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‘You have to know things to do this job’: Warnock hits out at Walker over insulin comments

Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Raphael Warnock slammed Herschel Walker for his comments on insulin prices.

Andrea Blanco has the story.

Oliver O’ConnellNovember 1, 2022 01:45

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Baby Shark puts the medium term at risk… how?

But a viral fake video showing the US president belting out nursery rhymes convinced many people that he had.

Likewise, a video of a child yelling “shut your eye” at First Lady Jill Biden during a reception celebrating Diwali never happened.

Welcome to the politics of viral deep fakes. reports Bevan Hurley.

Oliver O’ConnellNovember 1, 2022 01:00

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New poll: Nevada dead, Democrats ahead in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona

A new multi-state survey by The New York Times and Siena College are easily the best news Democrats have gotten in weeks, particularly when it comes to the Senate race.

The survey, released on Halloween, has Democratic Senate candidates leading their GOP rivals in several key races: Pennsylvania, Georgia and Arizona, while the race to protect incumbent Catherine Cortez Masto is tied in Nevada.

John Bowden has the details.

Oliver O’ConnellNovember 1, 2022 00:15

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Obama Fever is closing in on the midterm campaign trail

Former President Barack Obama, still one of the Democrats’ most effective campaigners, hit the ground running last week as he wrapped up a whirlwind of appearances to boost his allies in key battleground states.

It’s a last-minute push aimed at reversing a sudden downward trend in the polls for a number of major Democratic candidates, including Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia and John Fetterman, the lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania who is seeking the seat.

The former president has been to Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia and has more stops in Pennsylvania and Nevada. And at each stop, he recaptured the best traces of his campaign self with fiery speeches to cheering crowds and withering diatribes against Republican opponents.

Oliver O’Connell31 October 2022 23:30

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