Next week we will finally get to see what’s going to happen for these next two years as the midterm elections take place. There are a number of races which are almost certain to go one way or the other depending on where they are.
For example, Kay Ivey in Alabama is definitely going to win her race as she’s favored by approximately 35 points over her opponent. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is most certainly going to win his race as he is favored by 13 points.
But there are some races that are a lot closer now and some that have even flipped the other way. Kari Lake is now favored above Katie Hobbs in the gubernatorial race in Arizona. Then there are races such as the one in Georgia where Herschel Walker is either in the lead or even with Raphael Warnock in the polls there.
So that race could go either way too to be honest. The race in Pennsylvania between Dr. Mehmet Oz and John Fetterman is a lot closer than they had anticipated as well. Even Chuck Schumer said that things aren’t looking the best there.
But believe it or not there’s one race that’s honestly caught me by surprise as well and that’s the race for governor of New York. It appears as though the Republican candidate, Lee Zeldin has taken the lead in the polls above Kathy Hochul.
The poll found that of the 1,198 likely general election voters, 48.4 percent would vote for the Zeldin, while 47.6 percent would vote for Hochul. With four percent undecided, Zeldin leads the Democrat incumbent by less than a point and within the margin of error.
The Trafalgar Group poll sampled the 1,198 likely general election voters from October 27 to 31, with a 2.9 percent margin of error and a 95 percent confidence level. The poll’s respondents were 53.6 percent Democrats, 27.5 percent Republican, and 18.9 percent had no party or other affiliation.
The poll comes just one day after the New York Times published a story explaining how Zeldin surging in the poll had caused the national Democrats to worry about the race and, therefore, the effect a major upset would have on the down-ballot races — similar to what happened in Virginia last year when then-candidate Glenn Youngkin won his gubernatorial race.
Let’s just hope that Zeldin can hold onto that lead through the election and actually do something to fix the many problems of New York.