Bellwether Races Offer Glimpse At Election Day ShowdownsPlay
A new Gallup poll shows that Republicans have a 15 percent edge over Democrats among likely voters on a generic congressional ballot. But individual races are much closer and tougher to call. We touch down in several bellwether races that will be key to any GOP sweep.
In Nevada, Senate Majority leader Harry Reid is fighting for every vote against Republican nominee and Tea Party favorite, Sharron Angle. In Pennsylvania, Democrat Joe Sestak is trailing Republican Pat Toomey by four points. Colorado's Senate race is being called the closest in the country and in Massachusetts, Republican candidates for Congress are hoping the Scott Brown effect will rub off on them. Finally, we land in California, where Senator Barbara Boxer is ahead in the polls, but still facing a tough opponent in Republican Carly Fiorina.
- Jon Ralston, chief political writer for the Las Vegas Sun
- John Micek, State House reporter for Allentown's The Morning Call
- Greg Moore, editor of the Denver Post
- Fred Thys, Here & Now political reporter
- John Myers, KQED Sacramento Bureau Chief
This segment aired on November 1, 2010.