GOP On Track To Take The Senate Majority

( Recent polling appears to suggest that Republicans are not only likely to retake the House, but could also retake the Senate.

According to Axios, polling out of Wisconsin and Pennsylvania shows a shift in support away from Democrat candidates Mandela Barnes and John Fetterman to their Republican challengers, Dr. Mehmet Oz and Senator Ron Johnson.

Meanwhile, in Nevada, incumbent Democrat Senator Catherine Cortez Masto is likely to lose to Republican challenger Adam Laxalt. Real Clear Politics polling average has Laxalt 1.7 points ahead of the incumbent as Laxalt has led Cortez Masto in six of the last seven polls.

Real Clear Politics has Nevada as a “pick up” for the GOP.

The reality is that Democrats can’t afford to lose a single seat they currently hold in the 50/50 Senate, so losing Nevada would be a blow.

But losing both Nevada and Arizona could be game over.

And if last weekend’s debate between Arizona Senator Mark Kelly and his Republican challenger Blake Masters is any indication, the Democrats could very well lose in Arizona too.

Despite the last-minute accusations against Republican challenger Herschel Walker in Georgia, the polling between Walker and incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock remains very tight. And with Republican Governor Brian Kemp leading his challenger, Democrat Stacey Abrams, Kemp’s popularity may help boost Walker in November.

Currently, Real Clear Politics has Georgia as a “Toss Up.”

Pollster FiveThirtyEight is still giving the Democrats a 2 in 3 chance of retaining control of the Senate. At the same time, the polling outfit conceded that Republicans do have a good chance of picking up seats in Nevada and Georgia. FiveThirtyEight also believes Blake Masters is on “firmer footing” in Arizona.

As for Pennsylvania, FiveThirtyEight still projects Fetterman will win.

But that might change very soon.

This week, John Fetterman did a sit-down interview with NBC in which he had to read the reporters’ questions off of a computer screen. The sight of a Senate candidate having to follow closed captioning to understand a reporter’s simple questions will likely increase voter concerns that his stroke has left him far too debilitated to serve.