New polling gives the Republican Party “fresh optimism” that the battleground map for House districts, including Colorado’s 7th, is enough to win control and kick Speaker Pelosi to the curb.

Politico reports:

Four surveys conducted in late July reveal close races in open seats in Oregon, Colorado and California that President Joe Biden carried by between 11 and 15 points in 2020. Taken all together, GOP operatives view the data as a sign that Biden’s sinking approval numbers could drag Democratic candidates down enough to bring deep blue turf into reach.

The article cites a recent poll by the GOP Congressional Leadership Fund that shows Republican Erik Aadland nipping at Democrat Brittany Pettersen’s heels by two points.

Biden won that seat being vacated by Ed Perlmutter by 15 points just two years ago.

An Oregon poll is even more depressing for Democrats, where Republican Mike Erickson leads Democratic state Rep. Andrea Salinas by 7 points in a district Biden won by 14 points.

The polls were conducted long after the Roe v. Wade decision, suggesting voters won’t be casting ballots based just on that one issue as Democrats are hoping.

Additionally, a recently disclosed Democrat poll conducted July 26 through Aug. 2 showed Republican state Sen. Barbara Kirkmeyer leading Democratic state Rep. Yadira Caraveo by two points in Colorado’s new 8th District.