Races To Root For

Posted: Aug 20, 2010 12:53 PM
A hodgepodge of interesting polls came out this week, most notably the Harry Reid / Sharron Angle spread, showing the Reid's lead decrease from 2.5 percent to 1.5 percent amidst an onslaught of television advertising from Angle's side. That was a RealClearPolitics poll average, and it says a lot about the safety of one of the most powerful men in Washington.

RealClearPolitics also showed Rand Paul’s lead over Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway increase from 6.5 percent to 8.2 percent in the Senate race. As for the Pennsylvania Senate race, Congressman Pat Toomey saw a big jump in his lead over Rep. Joe Sestak, from 2 percent to a 5.6. Let's not forget Nathan Deal leading Roy Barnes in the Georgia Governor's race.

Meredith, of course, highlighted Sen. Blanche Lincoln's squashing of Republican John Boozman, 65-27.  Alltogether, its mostly good news for the GOP, with a few races still on the edge but many more that should keep you optimistic.