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Polls show top US Senate races are intensely competitive

Polls show top US Senate races are intensely competitive

Recent polls are suggesting an intensely competitive campaign for Congress heading into the Nov. 7 elections, as the Republicans fight to keep the majority they have held for more than a decade.
In the Senate, Democrat Harold Ford, a House of Representatives member, is running even with Republican Bob Corker in Tennessee, while Democrat Jon Tester has edged ahead of Senator Conrad Burns in Montana, according to polls released Sunday for some of the most contested Senate races.
Republican Senator Mike DeWine is in a virtual tie with Democrat Sherrod Brown, a House member, in Ohio.
The three races are three that Democrats need to win if they are to take control of the Senate.
The Mason-Dixon polls done for various media outlets found:
_Ford had the backing of 43 percent in Tennessee, while Corker, the former mayor of Chattanooga, Tennessee, was backed by 42 percent. Corker had a lead in midsummer polling matching the two.
_Tester has pulled ahead of Burns in Montana, by 47 percent to 40 percent. They were tied in August polling.
_Brown had 45 percent and DeWine had 43 percent in Ohio, findings similar to those of a Quinnipiac poll released a week ago.
The polls were conducted for MSNBC, McClatchy Newspapers and newspapers in each of the states _ The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, the Lee Newspapers in Montana and The Commercial Appeal of Memphis, Tennessee, and Chattanooga Times Free Press in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The polls of 625 likely voters in each state were conducted Sept. 25-28. They had margins of sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.


Updated : 2021-10-21 17:37 GMT+08:00