Republicans could be in for a good night on Tuesday, with polls showing them favored to take both special elections for the House. In addition to the seeming upset in Anthony Weiner's historically Democratic district, NY-09 in New York, a new survey from Public Policy Polling (D) also shows the Republican ahead in the reliably GOP NV-02 district in Nevada.
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The numbers: Republican former state Sen. Mark Amodei 50%, Democratic state Treasurer Marshall 37%, American Independent Party candidate Timothy Fasano 4%, and independent Helmuth Lehmann 4%. The survey of likely voters was conducted from September 9 through 11, and has a Â±3.9% margin of error.
A PPP survey three weeks ago showed a much closer race, with Amodei only edging Marshall by 43%-42%, plus three percent each for the minor-party candidates.