Midterm election 2014 : polls point to a late night

Midterm election 2014 : polls point to a late night

States such as Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana and Kentucky, which are key to control the Senate, would be won by the Republicans only by a slight margin. The voter turnout is expected to be low.

A new election poll published on Sunday shows that Republicans are leading ahead of Tuesday’s mid-term elections.

The poll directed by NBC News and the Marist University shows that key States where Republicans and Democrats are neck to neck could be won by the Republicans.

States such as Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana and Kentucky, which are key to control the Senate, would be won by the Republicans only by a slight margin.

According to a Pew Research Center analysis, voter turnout is expected to be particularly low for Tuesday’s election.

But Democrat strategists are hoping a surprise in voter turnout could boost their possibilities.

According to a Pew Research study, non-voters could stand at least at 44 percent. From the group of non-voters, the largest proportion – 43 percent – belongs to ethnic minorities, such as the Latino or Black community. These are also communities which hold a high approval rate for President Barack Obama’s government and were key in his two presidential campaigns.

Young voters are also amongst the most notable non-voters, making up 34 percent of the group.

Colorado is one of the states that could stand as a surprise. The State is implementing a vote-by-mail system which could turn the tide in favor of the Democrats, despite the Republican candidate appears to be the winner in the polls.

Independent candidates could also be a feature which defines Tuesday’s election, as they have high chances of being elected in Kansas and South Dakota. The outcome could benefit the Democrats that are trying to keep their majority in the Senate and have allied to some independent candidates.