Democrats Inching Closer In The Senate Too
by Chris Bowers, Thu Oct 12, 2006 at 03:02:30 PM EDT
- Minnesota: Klobuchar (D) 51%--40% Kennedy (R)
- Washington: Cantwell (D) 50%--41% McGavick (R)
- Pennsylvania: Casey (D) 48%--39% Santorum (R)
- Maryland: Cardin (D) 47%--40% Steele (R)
- Montana: Tester (D) 49%--43% Burns (R)
- Rhode Island: Whitehouse (D) 46%--40% Chafee (R)
- Ohio: Brown (D) 47%--42% DeWine (R). Note: this average reflects the new Survey USA poll on the race.
- New Jersey: Menendez (D) 45%--41% Kean (R)
- Tennessee: Ford (D) 47%--44% Corker (R)
- Missouri: McCaskill (D) 46%--44% Talent (R). Note: this average reflects the new Survey USA poll on the race.
- Virginia: Allen (R) 48%--42% Webb (D)
- Arizona: Kyl (R) 49%--40% Pederson (D)
- Connecticut: Lieberman (CfL) 50%--39% Lamont (D)
Still, for Democrats to have drawn even with Republicans at 49 apiece is a landmark in this campaign. This is the first time during the entire two-year cycle that Democrats have pulled that one off. While this is our highwater mark so far, there is certainly no guarantee it will stay this good. Further, at the risk of tempting hubris, I know that most, if not all of us, would actually like to see our situation get even better. Either way you look at it, there is no reason to be complacent. Still, it is nice to look at these numbers and see that we are inching forward in almost every close race.