Left-wing polling firm shows Senate Democrats facing tight races

The website FiveThirtyEight has put out a forecast predicting that Democrats have a 70% chance of holding on to the Senate in this year’s midterm elections.

Yet as the Daily Wire noted this week, a left-wing polling firm called Data for Progress has released the results of surveys taken in several battleground states which show Republicans closing in.

Polls show swing state Senate races are hotly contested

The polls, which were conducted in Arizona, Georgia, and Nevada, all showed the Democratic and Republican candidates within one point of each other.

The first survey had incumbent Arizona Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly being supported by 48% of likely voters while  Republican challenger Blake Masters was backed by 47%.

The second poll put first-term Georgia Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock on an even footing with Republican football legend Herschel Walker.

The final Senate survey was from Nevada, and it had likely voters favoring Republican candidate Adam Paul Laxalt by one point over Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto.

Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kerri Lake is up by four points

In addition to looking at Senate races, Data for Progress also examined Arizona’s gubernatorial contest, and it found that Republican candidate Kerri Lake was ahead of Democrat Katie Hobbs among likely voters by four percentage points.