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Upcoming U.S. Senate Races to Watch

FiveThirtyEight has some good news regarding the 2018 elections in an article entitled “The Democrats’ Wave Could Turn Into A Flood.”  The gist: a new CNN/SSRS survey puts Democrats ahead of Republicans by 18% in a generic congressional contest among registered voters.  And while the CNN survey’s lead is a bit above that of other polls, FiveThirtyEight’s own survey, at 12%, has some dire meaning for Republicans:

That average, like the CNN poll, also shows Republicans in worse shape right now than any other majority party at this point in the midterm cycle since at least the 1938 election.

This public sentiment makes it likely that the Senate will flip in the 2018 mid-terms, given a continued and concerted effort by Democrats.  To make the flip a reality, Democrats have to pick up two seats.  Here are the Republican Senate seats up in 2018:

  1. Jeff Flake – Arizona
  2. Dean Heller – Nebraska
  3. Bob Corker – Tennessee
  4. Roger Wicker – Mississippi
  5. Deb Fischer – Nevada
  6. Ted Cruz – Texas
  7. Orrin Hatch – Utah
  8. John Barrasso – Wyoming

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