By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS
The Parkersburg News and Sentinel
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With polls opening at 6:30 a.m. today across West Virginia, the two candidates for the high-profile U.S. Senate race spent Monday criss-crossing the state trying to woo every last undecided voter.
U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is running for a second term after winning a special election for the seat in 2010 and winning a full six-year term in 2012. Republican state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, who won election to another four-year term as attorney general in 2016, is looking to unseat Manchin.
The most recent polling has Manchin leading Morrisey by as much as six points. Emerson College conducted a poll between Oct. 28-31 with Manchin at 47 percent to Morrisey’s 42 percent. Research America conducted a poll Oct. 19-30 with Manchin at 45 percent and Morrisey at 40 percent. FiveThirtyEight.com rates the chance of a Republican win at 12.8 percent.
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