Polls: Senate races in Alaska and South Carolina are surprisingly competitive for Democrats

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Lindsey Graham (R-SC) listens during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, October 15, 2020, in Washington, DC. | Anna Moneymaker/Pool/Getty Images

Overall, Democratic hopes of a Senate majority are looking up.

A pair of new Senate polls from the New York Times and Siena College this week show Democrats pressing for an advantage in two traditionally conservative states — Alaska and South Carolina — as November 3 closes in.

In Alaska, the Times/Siena poll found independent Senate candidate Al Gross — who is running as the Democratic nominee — trailing incumbent Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan by about 8 percentage points, with third-party candidate John Howe’s support at 10 percent.

And in South Carolina, the Siena pollsters found that Senate Judiciary Chair Lindsey Graham continues to face a far closer race than expected, with Democrat Jaime Harrison just 6 percentage points behind his rival and riding a wave of momentum. In 2014, by comparison, Graham won reelection by more than 15 percentage points.

Though Republican incumbents are still the favorites to win in Alaska and…


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