“New polls this weekend were almost entirely bad for the Democrats, who are now in danger of losing six to eight of their Senate seats while picking up — at most — one GOP seat,” said Greg Valliere, the chief political strategist at Potomac Research Group. “The GOP needs a net gain of six seats to control the Senate, and that appears increasingly likely.”
A poll of the Iowa Senate race that showed the Republican, Joni Ernst, ahead with a 6-point lead over Democrat Bruce Braley. The poll, conducted by the firm Selzer & Co. for The Des Moines Register, is considered one of the most reliable in the state and the nation.
With 36 days until Election Day, conditions look favorable for Republicans in eight seats currently held by Democrats — West Virginia (19-point average lead in polls), South Dakota (13.3), Montana (19), Louisiana (5), Iowa (6), Colorado (0.8), Arkansas (3.6), and Alaska (4.7).