HAUNTED MANCHIN? Joe Manchin’s Senate Race TIGHTENING, Down 2% in West Virginia
A recently released poll from the National Republican Senatorial Committee found challenger Patrick Morrisey making big gains in his West Virginia Senate race against incumbent Joe Manchin; closing a once double-digit gap just days before the 2018 midterm elections.
According to the Washington Examiner, the survey published last week shows Morrisey with a 44% lead over Sen. Manchin who stands at 42%.
Libertarian candidate Rusty Hollen snagged just 3% and 12% are still undecided.
“Since the confirmation fight over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Republican Senate candidates have surged in red states. West Virginia has remained a tough target for the GOP, however, even though President Trump won the state by 42 points in 2016,” writes the Examiner.
The race is largely considered a “tossup” with Manchin taking a 12% lead in a polling average conducted by Real Clear Politics.
Read the full story at the Washington Examiner.