Late last month, debate ensued among political analysts about whether Republicans’ chances of taking control of the Senate should be viewed as likely given the lack of a bump in polling numbers for the party’s candidates in the toss-up states.
But that question may be answered if the polling in Arkansas is any indication of a national trend. Traditionally voters begin to plug back into the political scene and key races ahead of a November election.
That reality may explain why the most recent polling shows Republican Congressman Tom Cotton edging incumbent Democrat Sen. Mark Pryor by two points.
Though easily within the margin of error, the fact that polling continues to show an upward trend for Cotton may likely reflect formerly undecided voters beginning to make decisions in favor of Republicans now that the election is only 8 weeks away.