As voters head to the polls today to cast their votes in the 2022 midterm elections, political insiders and pollsters are divided over the potential results of today’s elections.
This article contains a compilation of some of the top poll results for the hottest races in today’s election.
Axios senior correspondent and Fox News contributor Josh Kraushaar predicted in his latest appearance on Fox News, “Given the degree to which Democrats are playing defense in blue districts, it’s difficult to see how Democrats hold their narrow House majority.”
Axios Senior Political Correspondent and Fox News Contributor @JoshKraushaar joins Neil to discuss Hochul (D) and Zeldin (R) in last-minute push for votes as crime is a key issue in NY Gubernatorial race pic.twitter.com/YMBCqQ0E4x
— Neil Cavuto (@TeamCavuto) November 7, 2022
Similarly, ABC’s FiveThirtyEight predicts in its final midterm forecasts, that Republicans are favored to win the majority in the House, with a narrow possibility in the Senate.
Election Day is tomorrow. @FiveThirtyEight is forecasting the race to control the Senate and House. The latest analysis: https://t.co/646rQIhw8I pic.twitter.com/NG5TXIrbqc
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) November 7, 2022
The latest forecast from Politico reflects the same potential results in its latest predictions, calling a Republican majority in the house with the Senate remaining in a likely toss-up.
“Election Day arrived with 216 seats in the “Solid,” “Likely” or “Lean Republican” category — putting Republicans only two seats away from the majority, according to the forecast. By comparison, just 194 districts are in the “Solid,” “Likely” and “Lean Democratic” categories. There are 26 seats rated as “Toss Up” — races where neither party has a significant advantage.” Steve Shepard, Politico’s chief election reporter wrote in his prediction.
MMA commentator and star podcaster, Joe Rogan predicted similar results, in the latest episode of his podcast with comedian Bridget Phetasy “The red wave that’s coming is going to be like the elevator doors in ‘The Shining’,” Rogan said, citing the 1980 horror movie based on a Stephen King novel. “That’s what I think. I think people are just like ‘what the f**k are you saying?’” he added.
Joe Rogan: “The Red Wave that’s coming is going to be like the elevator doors opening up in 'The Shining.'” pic.twitter.com/v9XMNY3QW6
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 31, 2022
Fox News Power Ranking predicting a similar outcome, reports that Republicans are “expected to control the House” but “both parties hold on to pathways in Senate”
JUST IN: FOX NEWS POWER RANKINGS -> The latest forecast shows a very tall order for the Dems to take the house. @BillHemmer breaks it down for you on the board: pic.twitter.com/bLc3I9OFVM
— America's Newsroom (@AmericaNewsroom) November 1, 2022
Democrat strategists and media figures are blaming woke policies and Dems fear mongering with false “democracy” claims. As pointed out by NBC’s Kristen Welker, “It’s a risky strategy though, Chuck, as you’ve been talking about, with all of your guests, the main issues are still inflation and the economy.”
Democrat strategist Hilary Rosen had similar opinions in her latest appearance on CNN’s State of The Union. “Democracy is at stake because people are fighting so much about what elections mean. I mean, voters have told us what they wanted to hear, and I don’t think Democrats have delivered this cycle,” she noted.
Longtime dem strategist @hilaryr: “I'm a loyal Democrat, but I am not happy. I just thinking we did not listen to voters in this election and I think we are going to have a bad night”
Notes that voters kept saying the economy was the number 1 issue
— Alex Thompson (@AlexThomp) November 6, 2022
Getting into specific hot races this election, starting off with Georgia Senate, experts are predicting Republican Herschel Walker would win with a narrow margin and defeat the incumbent Democrat Senator, Raphael Warnock. CNN Political Analyst April Ryan notes “The reaction from some in the Black community in Georgia and across the country is notable.”
Polls are showing in Georgia Herschel Walker has a slight lead over Raphael Warnock. The reaction from some in the Black community in Georgia and across the country is notable. @jamalhbryant is just one of the notable reactions. pic.twitter.com/DoETokbxlH
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) October 31, 2022
In the gubernatorial race in Georgia, the incumbent Republican Governor Brian Kemp has consistently led his Democrat challenger, Stacey Abrams in key polls. InteractivePolls predicts Republican victories in both of Georgia’s key races today.
FINAL POLL: @RemingtonPolls (R)
(R) Herschel Walker 49% (+4)
(D) Raphael Warnock 45%
(R) Brian Kemp 55% (+14)
(D) Stacey Abrams 41%https://t.co/eufnAwvq9U pic.twitter.com/FFkoxcHW6D
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) November 3, 2022
In Arizona, Republican Gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, and U.S. Senate candidate Blake Masters both are expected to defeat their democrat challengers as the latest poll from Data for Progress predicts showing Kari Lakes winning 52% of voter support while Democrat Katie Hobbs trailing with just 48% in the gubernatorial race and Republican Blake Masters leading Democrat Mark Kelly by one point in the race for Senate, 50% – 49%.
In the Arizona governor's race, Kari Lake has the support of 52% of voters, while Katie Hobbs trails with 48%.https://t.co/YNKRiABSHx pic.twitter.com/UhOshtQWkm
— Data for Progress (@DataProgress) November 7, 2022
The race for Michigan governor remains narrow with Republican Tudor Dixon leading with a small +0.3 margin over her Democrat challenger and incumbent, Gretchen Whitmer according to the latest poll by Trafalgar Group
FINAL POLL By Trafalgar Group
(R) Tudor Dixon: 48.5% (+0.3)
(D) Gretchen Whitmer: 48.2% pic.twitter.com/bUttZbeDyV
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) November 8, 2022
In Pennsylvania’s highly contested race, Republican Mehmet Oz has reportedly built his “largest-ever” advantage over Democrat challenger, John Fetterman according to Decision Desk HQ which predicts in favor of Oz with a 59.4% chance of winning.
Mehmet Oz (R) has built his largest-ever advantage over John Fetterman (D) in Pennsylvania's Senate race. DDHQ gives Oz a 59.4% chance of winning.
Watch our 2022 Pennsylvania Senate preview here: https://t.co/p0WMvN7LFk pic.twitter.com/Zxx9agjWBl
— Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) November 7, 2022
Polls in New York’s gubernatorial race show Republican Lee Zeldin closing in on Democrat challenger and incumbent Kathy Hochul. The latest Trafalgar poll shows Zelding leading Hochul by a small margin of +0.8 this is very significant, especially for a deep blue coastal state like New York.
NEW POLL: Lee Zeldin has taken a lead against Kathy Hochul in New York Governor Race – Trafalgar
(R) Lee Zeldin: 48.4% (+0.8)
(D) Kathy Hochul: 47.6% pic.twitter.com/LfdQO5Qn0O
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) November 1, 2022
In Ohio, the America-First Populist Republican Candidate J.D. Vance maintains a consistent +10 lead over Democrat challenger, Tim Ryan according to the latest Data For Progress poll.
𝐍𝐄𝐖 𝐏𝐎𝐋𝐋: J.D. Vance holds 𝟭𝟬 𝗣𝗢𝗜𝗡𝗧 lead over Tim Ryan in Ohio Senate Race
(R) J.D. Vance: 55% (+10)
(D) Tim Ryan: 45%
⦿ Final Poll by Data For Progress (D)https://t.co/4HEaMcBTxa pic.twitter.com/LqqAV8Nn0g
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) November 7, 2022
Similarly, in Florida, the incumbent Republican Governor Ron DeSantis maintains a +15 lead over Democrat Charlie Crist. Polls also indicate that the Republican governor will be big-time in the deep blue Miami-Dade County which has a high Latino and Hispanic population.
Miami-Dade County 👀👀👀👀👀👀 pic.twitter.com/tmhyGxNG9Y
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) November 1, 2022
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