Dems Leading GOP Counterparts in North Carolina, Arizona and Maine Senate Races, Poll Says

Democratic Senate candidates are currently leading their Republican counterparts in North Carolina, Arizona and Maine, according to a new poll.

The poll, conducted by the New York Times/Sienna College, shows incumbent GOP Senators in each of the three states at risk of losing in the November 3 election.

In Arizona, Democratic Senate candidate Mark Kelly currently leads Republican candidate Martha McSally by eight points. According to the poll, 50 percent of respondents said they'd vote for Kelly if the election were held today, while 42 percent sided with McSally.

The poll surveyed 653 likely voters in Arizona from September 10 to September 15 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.

A separate poll conducted by Monmouth University found similar results for the Arizona Senate race, with 50 percent of respondents saying they'd vote for Kelly, compared with 44 percent who would choose McSally. This poll surveyed 420 Arizona voters from September 11 to September 15 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.8 percentage points.

In Maine, Democratic Senate candidate Sara Gideon currently holds a five-point lead over Republican Susan Collins, according to the New York Times/Sienna College Poll. Forty-nine percent of respondents said they'd vote for Gideon, while 44 percent said Collins.

The New York Times/Sienna College Poll surveyed 663 likely voters in Maine from September 11 to September 16 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 5.1 percentage points.

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Voters cast their ballots for the 2020 election at an early, in-person voting location in Arlington, Virginia, on September 18. A New York Times/Sienna College, shows incumbent GOP Senators in each of the three states at risk of losing in the November 3 election. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Getty

Another poll, conducted by Quinnipiac University, found Gideon with a slightly larger lead, as 54 percent of respondents said they would vote for the Democrat, while 42 percent said Collins. This poll surveyed 1,183 self-identified likely voters in Maine from September 10 to September 14 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.

Cal Cunningham, the Democratic Senate candidate in North Carolina, currently holds a five-point lead over Republican candidate Thom Tillis, according to the poll from The New York Times/Sienna College. The poll shows 47 percent of respondents saying they'd vote for Cunningham, compared with 42 percent that chose Tillis.

The New York Times/Sienna College poll surveyed 653 likely voters in North Carolina from September 11 to September 16 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.3 percentage points.

A poll conducted by Monmouth University found the Democratic candidate holding a smaller lead, of just one point, over Tillis. According to this poll, 46 percent of respondents said they'd vote for Cunningham, while 45 percent chose Tillis. Monmouth University surveyed 401 registered voters in North Carolina from August 29 to September 1, and the poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points.

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