Major election poll changes prediction, GOP expected to win Senate

The GOP is now expected to win the majority in the Senate, according to an updated poll by FiveThirtyEight.

The Tuesday update is a change from previous polls that showed a tie or Democrats winning the majority in the current 50-50 Senate.

The difference maker

“The pollster appears to have shifted the Nevada race in favor of Republicans. Nevada Republican Adam Laxalt is challenging Democrat Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV),” Breitbart News reported.

“Laxalt has led the race in 10 of the last 14 polls, with an average lead of nearly two points. Cortez Masto has outspent Laxalt by about $9 million, according to third quarter fundraising totals,” it added.

The other concerns for the left

The latest podcast by the polling group shares “how voters have responded to Mehmet Oz and John Fetterman’s performances in the Pennsylvania Senate debate last week.”

It also “breaks down why Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams is underperforming in the FiveThirtyEight midterm forecast compared to the last gubernatorial election and what future Democratic stars in purple states can learn from her.”

With less than a week to go, more than 22 million Americans have already cast their vote.

As election day nears, it appears clear that a red wave is coming, in the House and likely in the Senate.

The final push will determine the outcome as voters must show up to let their voice be heard regarding the midterm elections.