(CNN) - A new poll in Massachusetts shows Democratic incumbent Deval Patrick is maintaining a narrow lead in the state's governor's race.
According to the new survey from Suffolk University, Patrick leads Republican businessman Charles Baker by 7 points, 46-39 percent. Independent candidate Tim Cahill, who is believed to be drawing support away from Baker, stands at 9 percent.
The poll, conducted between October 25-27, has a sampling error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.
(CNN) - Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer continues to maintain a slight advantage over her opponent, Republican Carly Fiorina, in California's Senate race, according to a new poll.
A Field Poll released Friday shows Boxer with a 49-41 percent lead over Fiorina, a former Hewlett Packard CEO. The survey was conducted October 14-26.
(CNN) - With four days to go until the midterm elections, a second straight poll in the most high profile Senate battle in the country indicates Republican challenger Sharron Angle holds a four point advantage over Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
But Angle's four point margin in a new Mason-Dixon survey for the Las Vegas Review-Journal/8 News Now is within the poll's sampling error, making it a neck and neck race.
New York (CNNMoney.com) - The U.S. economy continued on its path of weak growth in the third quarter, according to the government's latest reading Friday.
Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of the economy, grew at an annual rate of 2% in the three months ending in September. While that's slightly better than 1.7% growth in the previous quarter, it's still considered too weak.
Washington (CNN) - With four days to go until the midterm elections, one of the top non-partisan political handicappers is upping the prediction of how many seats the Republicans will win back in the House of Representatives.
The Rothenberg Political Report Friday forecast a net gain of 55 to 65 seats for the Republicans, with gains at or above 70 seats possible. That's up from Rothenberg's previous forecast of a GOP gain of 45 to 55 seats. The Republicans need a net gain of 39 seats to win back control of the chamber from the Democrats, who have held the House and the Senate for the last four years.
(CNN) – Amid polls showing a neck-and-neck Senate race in Alaska, Sarah Palin offered a hearty endorsement of Republican nominee Joe Miller Thursday night and called incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski's actions "shameful."
"Let's call her the candidate for the entitlement party," Palin proclaimed of Murkowski at the evening rally with Miller at her side. "She can't really find a party. Not independent, not Republican."
Editor's Note: In the final 100 days before Election Day, CNN has been profiling one race at random each day from among the nation's top 100 House races, which we've dubbed "The CNN 100." Read the full list here.
Today's featured district is:
Louisiana's 2nd– Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao is seeking a second term
Where: The Second Congressional District is located in South Eastern Louisiana and is home to most of the city of New Orleans.
Days Until Election Day: 4
(CNN) – Freshman Republican Congressman Joseph Cao is facing a very tough reelection bid against Democratic candidate and Louisiana state representative Cedric Richmond, in a district Cao won by two percentage points in 2008.