Results of the 2022 midterm senatorial elections


Polls are now closed in all 50 states and Washington, DC, with Senate scrutiny remaining a breeze.

CBS News characterizes the races in Georgia and Nevada like toss-ups.

Among other battleground states, Republicans will win Florida, Ohio and North Carolina, while Democrats will win in Colorado and New Hampshire, according to CBS News’ plans.

CBS News characterizes Arizona and Pennsylvania as a leaning Democrat, while the Wisconsin the race leans republican.

Voters have Senate control of the chamber in mind — in every Senate battleground where CBS News conducted exit polls, voters said Senate control was important to their vote. CBS News conducted statewide investigations in 11 key battleground states: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin.

In each of these states, voters have a negative view of the national economy.

Right now, in most Senate battleground states, the issue of inflation surpasses abortion in terms of the issue’s importance to voters. But in the closely watched Pennsylvania race, exit polls show abortion overtaking inflation as a concern for voters.

Nearly three in four voters were dissatisfied with the country as they headed to the polls on Tuesday, according to an early exit poll. This includes almost a third who said they were angry. Almost three-quarters said the economy was doing badly and almost half of voters said their family’s finances were worse than two years ago.

In the Georgia Senate race, where Democrat Raphael Warnock is defending his seat against a challenge from Republican Herschel Walker, voters said the qualities voters seek are honesty and integrity, as well as a candidate who share their values.

In Pennsylvania, the electorate is divided on whether Democrat John Fetterman is healthy enough to serve effectively as a U.S. senator. Now, there’s also a bit more concern that Republican Mehmet Oz hasn’t lived in the state long enough to serve effectively.

Thirty-five Senate seats are up for grabs in total in the 2022 midterm elections, but less than a third are expected to be close. Chamber control will come down to racing in these battleground states including Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.


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