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December 02, 2010


Obama May Not Help Democrats Take Back House

Republican pollster Glen Bolger guarantees that even if President Obama stages a political comeback -- "which is certainly within the realm of possibility" -- Republicans will still control the House of Representatives after the 2012 elections.

He notes that "when re-elected Presidents have coattails, those coattails are VERY short, if they exist at all. Only newly elected Presidents might have sizable coattails."

"The other factor putting a stake through the vampire hearts of the Democrats' hopes of control post-2012 is the overwhelming shift in redistricting fortunes.  Because of GOP gains in Gov races and the legislatures, there will be a dramatic change in the structure of the 2012 House races."














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