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October 26, 2010


Forecast Shows GOP Easily Taking House

The Cook Political Report forecasts a Democratic "net loss of 48 to 60 House seats, with higher losses possible. A turnover of just 39 seats would tip majority status into Republican hands. The midterm maelstrom pulling House Democrats under shows no signs of abating, if anything it has intensified... Over a quarter of the entire 255-member House Democratic caucus have trailed GOP opponents in at least one public or private survey, and nearly half have tested under 50 percent of the vote in at least one poll."

In the Senate, the forecast shows "a 7 to 9 seat net gain for Republicans... As various races begin to settle, the prospect of Republicans scoring the 10 seats necessary to reach 51 seats and the majority has greatly diminished... It's not impossible, or even unprecedented. It's simply very, very difficult."












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