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Poll good for prospects of Moran-led GOP Senate takeover

A recent Washington Post-ABC poll should make Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., feel good about how he's doing as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. "While the generic ballot (would you vote for a Republican or Democrat?) is very close nationally, the GOP holds a significant 50 percent to 42 percent margin in only the 34 states holding Senate contests in 2014," noted the Post's Fix blog. "That stat is certainly encouraging for the GOP's hopes to win six seats and the Senate majority – a goal that appears increasingly achievable." Though GOP prospects in the Senate look good, 68 percent of those surveyed think that Republicans are out of touch with the concerns of most people. The public also favors Democrats over Republicans on the key issues of helping the middle class, health care, immigration, energy and tax policies.