New Polls Show Recovery in Firewall States

New polls released in Ohio and Tennessee show statistical dead heats in the respective races.  In both cases, Democrats had begun to open small leads, but now those leads have apparently vanished.  This coincides with new polling in battleground House races showing gains for Republicans in Colorado and Kentucky.  While there is no doubt that the Foley situation has complicated matters, in a race by race outlook, the Democrats still have their work cut out for them if they are to gain the six seats they need to regain the Senate.  In fact, failing to capture either Ohio or Tennessee would doom Dem chances for control.  Whether these polls are flukes or reflect an actual change of fortunes remains to be seen.  One thing is sure, though.  Democrats continue to be the underdogs for control of the Senate this year.

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