Senate battles tighten in two key races

Senate battles tighten in two key races
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Senate races in two key states are growing tighter in the final week of the midterm election, according to new polls.

Fox News polls released Wednesday showed margins have narrowed in North Dakota and Arizona, two states that will help determine which party controls the Senate next year.

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In North Dakota, Rep. Kevin CramerKevin John CramerThe Hill's Morning Report - Sanders takes incoming during intense SC debate Hillicon Valley: Twitter falling short on pledge to verify primary candidates | Barr vows to make surveillance reforms after watchdog report | DHS cyber chief focused on 2020 Barr says he'll make surveillance reforms after damning watchdog report MORE (R-N.D.) is leading Democratic Sen. Heidi HeitkampMary (Heidi) Kathryn Heitkamp70 former senators propose bipartisan caucus for incumbents Susan Collins set to play pivotal role in impeachment drama Pro-trade group launches media buy as Trump and Democrats near deal on new NAFTA MORE (N.D.) by single digits at 51 percent to 42 percent among likely voters, according to the Fox News Poll which was conducted by Anderson Robbins Research and Shaw & Company Research.

It's a narrower margin than a Fox News Poll released on Oct. 3, which had Cramer leading Heitkamp by 12 percentage points at 53 percent to 41 percent among likely voters.

The poll was conducted from Oct. 27-30 with live telephone interviews of 789 likely voters and includes a margin of error of 3 percentage points.

In Arizona, the latest Fox News Poll has the race to succeed retiring Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane Flake70 former senators propose bipartisan caucus for incumbents McSally ties Democratic rival Kelly to Sanders in new ad McSally launches 2020 campaign MORE (R-Ariz.) in a tie with Reps. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyLoeffler releases new ad targeting Sanders's 'socialism' GOP casts Sanders as 2020 boogeyman Overnight Health Care: Officials confirm 34 total coronavirus cases in US | ObamaCare favorability hits highest level in poll | McSally unveils bill to lower drug prices amid tough campaign MORE (R-Ariz.) both at 46 percent among lightly voters.

It's a slightly tighter race than a Fox News poll released on Oct. 3, which had Sinema leading McSally 47 percent to 45 percent among likely voters.

The Arizona poll was conducted between Oct. 27-29 with telephone interviews of 643 likely voters and a margin of margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

While the Senate races in Arizona and North Dakota have tightened, the race in Missouri between Sen. Claire McCaskillClaire Conner McCaskill70 former senators propose bipartisan caucus for incumbents Democrats criticize Medal of Freedom for Limbaugh as 'slap in the face' Kansas City, Kan., responds to Trump tweet: We root for the Chiefs, too MORE (D-Mo.) and Attorney General Josh Hawley, the GOP candidate, remains unchanged compared to an Oct. 3 Fox News Poll.

McCaskill and Hawley are in a dead heat, which each receiving 43 percent of likely voters, according to the poll, which has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

And in Tennessee, where Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerMcConnell, Romney vie for influence over Trump's trial RNC says ex-Trump ambassador nominee's efforts 'to link future contributions to an official action' were 'inappropriate' Lindsey Graham basks in the impeachment spotlight MORE (R-Tenn.) is retiring, and Indiana, where Democratic Sen. Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon Donnelly70 former senators propose bipartisan caucus for incumbents Ginsburg health scare raises prospect of election year Supreme Court battle Watchdog accuses pro-Kavanaugh group of sending illegal robotexts in 2018 MORE (D-Ind.) is running for reelection, the Senate races have widened in the final weeks according to new Fox News Polls.

Rep. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnHouse Freedom Caucus chairman endorses Collins's Georgia Senate bid TikTok introduces new parental controls Abortion wars flare up in Congress MORE (R-Tenn.) is leading former Gov. Phil Bredesen (D) by 9 percentage points at 50 to 41 percent among likely voters. It's a wider margin than the 5 percentage point lead Blackburn had in the same poll released earlier this month.

The poll was conducted between Oc. 27-30, and includes interviews with 718 likely voters. The poll has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

And in Indiana, Donnelly is leading businessman Mike Braun, the GOP Senate candidate, 45 percent to 38 percent among likely voters, according to the Fox News Poll.

The margin is wider than his 2 percentage-point lead he had in a Fox News Poll earlier this month, when he was leading Braun at 43 percent to 41 percent.

The Indiana poll was conducted between Oct. 27-30, including interviews with 722 likely voters and has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.