Democratic incumbents are behind in two key red state Senate races, according to a new pair of polls released today by Democratic-aligned firm Public Policy Polling. At the same time, though, many voters continued to be undecided.
In Alaska, Republican nominee Dan Sullivan has 43 percent, over Sen. Mark Begich with 41 percent, plus 3 percent for Libertarian candidate Mark Fish, and 2 percent for independent Ted Gianoutsos — plus a pretty high figure of 11 percent who are undecided. The survey of likely voters was conducted from Sept. 18 to 21, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.
In Arkansas, Republican Rep. Tom Cotton has a bigger lead with 43 percent, against 38 percent for Sen. Mark Pryor, plus 3 percent for Green Party candidate Mark Swaney, and another 3 percent for Libertarian nominee Nathan LaFrance. But in this race, 13 percent of voters are still undecided. The survey of likely voters was also conducted Sept. 18 to 21, and it has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.