For the first time this election cycle, Republican challengers are leading in ten Senate races in the latest polls.
In North Dakota, Republican John Hoeven leads Democrat Tracy Potter by 43%. (That’s actually trending down a bit!)
In Arkansas, Republican John Boozman leads Democrat incumbent, Blanche Lincoln by 18%.
In Indiana, Republican Dan Coats leads Democrat Brad Ellsworth by 18%.
In Wisconsin, Republican Ron Johnson leads Democrat incumbent, Russ Feingold by 12%.
In Pennsylvania, Republican Pat Toomey leads Democrat Joe Sestak by 7%.
In Colorado, Republican Ken Buck leads Democrat, Michael Bennet by 5%.
In West Virginia, Republican John Raese leads Democrat Joe Manchin by 5%.
In Illinois, Republican Mark Kirk leads Democrat Alexi Giannoulias by 4%.
In Nevada, Republican Sharron Angle leads Democrat incumbent and Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, by 3%.
In Washington, Republican Dino Rossi leads Democrat incumbent and the country’s most liberal Senator, Patty Murray, by 1%.
I thought earlier today about how good it felt when this happened. I literally wept with joy that day. This year could be even better.
That’s not to say we can count our chickens before they’re hatched. Election day is just under four weeks away and who knows what can happen, but at this point, things are trending in the right direction. Dig deeper; give until it hurts and work until you drop.
Update 1: The latest Rasmussen poll puts Sharron Angle up by 4%, right at the margin of error.
Update 2: The latest Rasmussen poll puts Dino Rossi up by 3%.
Update 3: The latest Rasmussen poll puts John Raese up by 6%.