Several new polls released over the weekend indicate that while congressional midterm elections will be close, Republicans appear to be favored – hopefully enough to take back control of the House and Senate.
The New York Times/Siena College poll, which was taken between October 9 and 12, shows Republicans favored by 4 points.
The Rasmussen Reports poll, taken from October 9 to 13, is showing that Republicans are favored by 7 points.
The Trafalgar Group poll taken from October 10-12 shows Republicans pulling ahead by 5 points.
The Harvard/Harris poll , which was taken between October 12 and 13 indicates that Republicans are favored by 6 points.
Lastly, the CBS News/YouGov poll, taken from October 12 to 14, shows Republicans favored by only 2 points.
In order to take back the majority in House and unseat Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as speaker of the House, Republicans need to gain five seats.
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While Republicans managed to hold onto the Senate until 2020, it is currently split equally between the two parties. Vice President Kamala Harris is the tie-breaking vote for Senate Democrats. Senate Republicans need to add a minimum of one seat to take back the majority in the Senate.
With Joe Biden considering running for a second term in the 2024 presidential election, it is critical for Republicans to regain a majority in both the Senate and the House. While the midterm election is set to be close, the polls are indicating that Republicans have building momentum going into November.