With all eyes on the US mid-terms
ahead in November the race is on between the Republicans and Democrats. The
latest poll from Rasmussen Reports shows that in West Virginia the Republican
candidate John Raese leads Democrat Governor Joe Manchin with 48 to 46 percent
of likely votes, respectively.
The Senate election in West Virginia was once considered an easy Democrat
win, but now the Rasmussen website lists it as a toss-up; the same scenario is
playing out in other states as well. In the last month the Republican candidate
has gained ground on the sitting Governor. In a poll taken two weeks ago, Raese
held a 50-43 lead over Manchin and one before that showed a 50-45 lead. The
latest poll scores show that Manchin is making up ground, but Raese is still
marginally in the lead.
The Rasmussen poll was a survey of 500
voters in West Virginia,
with a 4.5 percent margin of error either way.
In a separate poll conducted by Public
Policy Polling Raese was also shown with a lead of 46-43 over Manchin. The
mid-term elections, set for November 2 are pushing the Democrats hard, with
many seats previously considered easy wins for the Democrats now looking less
The Republicans have been helped along by
Tea Party members who have stormed into the spotlight under the auspices of
‘spiritual’ leader and former Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah
West Virginians will be voting in November for the seat which was formerly held by
Robert C. Byrd and is now up for contention.