Tuesday, October 17, 2014 – 09:00 a.m.

Here’s the latest update from the average of polls produced by as of Friday morning. If the election were held today, Republicans would control the U.S. Senate by a margin of 53-47.

For the past week, Kansas, New Hampshire and North Carolina have been trending for the GOP. Georgia has been unexpectedly trending democrat.

Real Clear Politics Election 2014
Battle for Senate
Dems 46 In-Play 10 GOP 45
RCP Averages: GOP +8 Pick-Ups
Top Senate Races RCP Average
Colorado        Gardner   (R) +3.0
Iowa            Ernst     (R) +2.0
North Carolina  Hagan     (D) +1.4
Georgia         Perdue    (R) +0.6
Kentucky        McConnell (R) +3.0
Kansas          Tie
Arkansas        Cotton    (R) +3.6
New Hampshire   Shaheen   (D) +3.5
Louisiana       Cassidy   (R) +5.3
Alaska          Sullivan  (R) +4.4