Republican Candidates Take the Lead in Five Key House Races and Tied in Another
Republicans are pulling ahead in four critical US House races according to the Washington Free Beacon. And Barbara Comstock is tied up now in her Virginia races with two weeks to go before the midterm election.
This is great news for Republicans and for the rule of law.
The Washington Free Beacon reported:
Rep. Barbara Comstock (R., Va.) is tied with her Democratic opponent, according to new polling exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
A TargetPoint consulting memorandum shared with the Free Beacon found Comstock and Jennifer Wexton in a dead heat, with each candidate pulling in 47 percent. The poll shows a much more competitive race in a district categorized as leaning Democratic. Public polls from the New York Times and the Washington Post show Comstock trailing anywhere between 7 and 12 points.
The memo also reveals Rep. Mimi Walters is pulling away from her Democratic opponent Katie Porter in California’s 45th district, which is currently rated a toss up. Walters has an 8-point lead, according to the memo.
TargetPoint surveyed likely voters in eight districts, finding Republicans with leads in five districts and tied in one. The survey, which was conducted in the field from Oct. 14-16, was commissioned by a variety of TargetPoint consulting clients who did not wish to be disclosed.
Other districts surveyed saw Republicans pulling away, including Rep. Elise Stefanik, who leads Tedra Cobb 50 to 40 percent in New York’s 21st district.
In Ohio’s 16th district, Republican Anthony Gonzales has opened up a 9-point lead over Susan Moran Palmer, at 48 to 39 percent. Dan Crenshaw also has a 9-point lead over Democrat Todd Litton in Texas’s Second Congressional District, leading 49 to 40 percent.
Denver Riggleman (R.) leads by 5 points over Leslie Cockburn (D.) in Virginia’s fifth district, another race that has been labeled a toss up…
…President Donald Trump had net positive favorability ratings in five of the eight districts surveyed.