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Said pollster Steven Greenberg: “Early on, this race looked like it was going to be one of the closest in the state – a former Democratic City Council member taking on an embattled incumbent Republican under Federal indictment in a district that is – at least by enrollment – dominated by Democrats. That no longer seems to be the case, as Grimm has taken a commanding 19-point lead into the final days of the campaign.”
A new Fox News poll finds Hagan ahead by one point, 43% to 42%.
A new Rasmussen survey has Ernst ahead by one point, 48% to 47%.
A new Fox News poll also has Ernst ahead by one point, 45% to 44%.
A new Des Moines Register poll will be released on Saturday night.
A similar poll three weeks ago found Roberts leading by three points.
“Assuming that the Democrats replicate their 2012 electoral success with minority voters two years from now, and assuming that Hispanics grow as a percentage of the overall electorate, which they will, we calculate that Democrats will already have almost half (24 percent) of the votes they need to win a majority of Americans in 2016. To win 50.1 percent of the popular vote, we estimate, Republicans will need nearly 64 percent of the white vote — which would be a record for a non-incumbent Republican presidential candidate. Remember, Mitt Romney and John McCain won 59 percent and 55 percent of the white vote, respectively; and even in victory, George W. Bush took only 58 percent of the white vote in 2004.”
— Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith French, quoted by the Columbus Dispatch.
— Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), in an interview with NBC News.
Shouted Jenkins: “Hey you guys, vote for Lee Terry! Best Republican ever!”
“Democrats had called for the removal of commercials by the National Republican Campaign Committee, one of which shows a photo of Jenkins and claims Terry’s challenger, Brad Ashford, ‘supported the good time law and still defends it, allowing criminals like Nikko Jenkins to be released early.’ The Terry campaign stood behind the ad.”
“The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation announced on Thursday that it will invite GOP presidential candidates to attend a televised debate at California’s Reagan Library in September 2015.”