2012 Battle for the Senate … Could GOP be Poised to Retake Senate … Montana Senate: Rehberg (R) 53%, Tester (D) 43% & Nevada Senate: Heller (R) 51%, Berkley (D) 40% & Missouri Senate: Steelman (R) 49%, McCaskill (D) 42%
US Senate races in Montana, Nevada, Missouri, Nebraska and others could shift the balance of power away from Democrats …
With all eyes focused on the 2012 Presidential election, the US Senate race is also on the table and the GOP is poised to take back control of the Senate from Harry Reid and the Democrats. The 2012 election probably the most important of our life time, as to determine whether capitalism and “American exceptionalism” will be what makes the United States prosper or whether we continue to follow Barack Obama and the radical left’s socialist and Nanny state policies.
The present makeup of the US Senate is 51 Democrats, 2 independents who vote with Democrats and 47 Republicans. In 2012 US Senate has 33 seats up for reelection, 21 Democrats, 2 Independents who caucus with Democrats and 10 Republicans. Needless to say, very few of the Democrat held seats need to be lost in order to change control of the Senate. With so many Democrat held seats that have to be defended, it is almost an improbability for Harry Reid (NV-D) and the Democrats to retain power.
Election 2012: Montana Senate – Montana Senate: Rehberg (R) 53%, Tester (D) 43%.
Democrat incumbent Jon Tester finds himself in a world of hear for reelection. According to a recent Rasmussen poll, Republican Congressman Denny Rehberg holds his largest lead yet over Democratic incumbent Jon Tester in Montana’s U.S. Senate race. For an incumbent to be behind this much in a state that votes predominantly Republican all but implies that this will be a loss for Dems in 2012.
Election 2012: Nevada Senate – Nevada Senate: Heller (R) 51%, Berkley (D) 40%. Support for Republican Dean Heller and the continued poor economy, housing foreclosures and high unemployment rate in Nevada. How much could the surge for GOP incumbent Heller mean for a boost in votes against Barack Obama?
Incumbent Republican Senator Dean Heller has crossed the 50% mark of support against his likeliest Democratic challenger in his bid for election to his first full term in Nevada.
Election 2012: Missouri Senate – Missouri Senate: Steelman (R) 49%, McCaskill (D) 42. Incumbent Democrat Clare McCaskill also represents the tenuous grip that Harry Read and Democrats have. A loss by McCaskill in the “Show Me” state could be a sign of a big night for Republicans.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Missouri finds former State Treasurer Sarah Steelman ahead of McCaskill by seven points – 49% to 42%. Steelman had a 10-point lead a month ago. Two percent (2%) still prefer another candidate given this matchup, and six percent (6%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Congressman Todd Akin posts a five-point lead over McCaskill – 48% to 43%. Two percent (2%) like someone else in the race, and seven percent (7%) are undecided. Last month, Akin led by seven.
Election 2012: Ohio Senate – Ohio Senate: Brown (D) 44%, Mandel (R) 41%. In a battleground state like Ohio, the economy, poor job growth and Obamacare could spell doom for incumbent Sherrod Brown.
Senate races in North Dakota and Nebraska are ll but losses for incumbent Democrats in 2012. With incumbent Democrat Senator Kent Conrad retiring, the seat is prime for a GOP win. Also in Nebraska following the “Corn Husker kickback” via Obamacare, incumbent Democrat Senator Ben Nelson had no other option but to retire or face a humiliating loss in 2012.
Other Senate races to watch, Pennsylvania, Florida, Virginia. Wisconsin, Michigan, Massachusetts and Maine.