Republican Taking Over Blue States

The midterm elections are only one week away and Republican candidates appear to be gaining ground in key states that previously had Democratic majorities.

There are many questions regarding which of the two parties will manage to gain control of the House and Senate in the November 8th election. With governors up for reelection, there have been some surprising turns in blue states such as New York, California, and Connecticut.

For the GOP to be able to win the midterm elections they will not only need to take over seats but also manage to retain all of the seats that they currently have. They will also need to win some historically blue or swinger states to gain a majority.

A recent Trafalgar Group Poll showed that the New York gubernatorial hopeful Lee Zeldin, Republican, is narrowly ahead of the current Governor Kathy Hochul (48.4 percent to 47.6 percent).

A different survey from October 21, similarly shows that Zeldin is leading by 45.6 to Hochul’s 45.3 percent.

In August, these results would not have been anticipated as Hochul had been leading the polls by 24 points.

Hank Sheinkopf, said that Zeldin’s campaigning has been focusing on crime which is part of the reason for the increased support. In contrast, the Democrats have been focused on social issues such as abortion rights ahead of the midterm elections. He added that most voters appear to be concerned about the economy and crime, rather than abortion rights.

Republican candidate Brian Maryott has also been working hard to turn the race against Democratic Rep. Mike Levin in his favor. While this particular race still appears to be in favor of Levin, Maryott has managed to climb up the polls a bit more. According to FiveThirtyEight Levin has an 81 percent chance of winning. On October 17th his odds of winning had been estimated to be 93 percent.

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4 comments

  1. When the R’s take over the blue States, they’d best have policies to improve the states or else the states will return to blue in 2024.

    • Gullible people are filling up the USA! But, since evil traitor, his crime family and his administration are destroying our country, American folks ARE SICK and TIRED of these criminals, who deserve nothing but a firing squad! DEMONICrats (they are demonic!) however, are flying the coup, one by one! God is and will OBLITERATE EVIL! And then, when they meet their Maker…hell has their so ‘important political seat reserved, in the middle of the LAKE of FIRE. Dress light jackasses ( obama and ALL his DEMONIC followers) it’s pretty hot were you’re ending up! AND I LOVE IT!

  2. I only wish that the wave was big enough to have a VETO proof lead in both houses. THAT WOULD BE FUN..

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