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 CramerPrimary challenges show potential cracks in Trump's GOP Castro, Steyer join pledge opposing the Keystone XL pipeline EPA proposes rolling back states' authority over pipeline projects MORE (R-N.D.) is leading Democratic Sen. Heidi HeitkampMary (Heidi) Kathryn HeitkampThe Hill's Morning Report — Biden steadies in third debate as top tier remains the same Trump wins 60 percent approval in rural areas of key states Pence to push new NAFTA deal in visit to Iowa 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 FlakeFlake donates to Democratic sheriff being challenged by Arpaio in Arizona The Hill's Morning Report - Trump says US-China trade talks to resume, hails potential trade with Japan, UK Joe Arpaio to run for Maricopa County sheriff in 2020  MORE (R-Ariz.) in a tie with Reps. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyArizona Democratic Party will hold vote to censure Sinema Democrats seize Senate floor to protest gun inaction: 'Put up or shut up' The 13 Republicans needed to pass gun-control legislation 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 McCaskillEx-CIA chief worries campaigns falling short on cybersecurity Ocasio-Cortez blasts NYT editor for suggesting Tlaib, Omar aren't representative of Midwest Trump nominees meet fiercest opposition from Warren, Sanders, Gillibrand 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 CorkerTrump announces, endorses ambassador to Japan's Tennessee Senate bid Meet the key Senate player in GOP fight over Saudi Arabia Trump says he's 'very happy' some GOP senators have 'gone on to greener pastures' MORE (R-Tenn.) is retiring, and Indiana, where Democratic Sen. Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellyLobbying world Trump nominees meet fiercest opposition from Warren, Sanders, Gillibrand GOP frets over nightmare scenario for Senate primaries 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 BlackburnTaylor Swift 'obsessed' with politics, says she's cautious about celebrity support backfiring for Democrats The evolution of Taylor Swift's political activism Kellyanne Conway responds to Taylor Swift criticism by invoking pop star's lyrics 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.