In a shocking turn of events, far-left U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) is in a dead-heat battle with Republican nominee Tiffany Smiley, who aims to unseat the extreme liberal senator. The tide turning in this race could mean good news for the GOP across the board.
The Daily Caller reports:
The statewide survey of 1,091 likely voters conducted by the Trafalgar Group between Sept. 21 and 24 showed that 48.7% of voters would cast a ballot for Murray if the election was held today, while 46.5% would vote for Smiley. The poll had a margin of error of 2.9%, making the race a statistical tie.
A poll conducted by the same group between Aug. 30 and Sept. 1 showed Murray leading Smiley 49.2% to 46.3%, a slightly wider gap, though still within the survey’s 2.9% error margin.
Between the two polls, Murray’s performance among voters decreased by 0.5% while support for Smiley crept up by 0.2%.
Voters in Washington rank the economy as one of their top issues for this election, according to a poll of registered voters conducted between Sept. 12 and 15.
The GOP is currently on-track to win back a tight majority in the U.S. House and possibly the U.S. Senate. With a Smiley win, this could mean the GOP reclaims the upper chamber of Congress.