Saturday, October 21, 2006

The GOP Will Hang On


MAGAZINE SHOCK: REPUBLICANS WILL HOLD CONGRESS
Sat Oct 21 2006 18:05:12 ET

BARRON'S COVER Survivor!
The GOP Victory

By JIM MCTAGUE

JUBILANT DEMOCRATS SHOULD RECONSIDER their order for confetti and noisemakers. The Democrats, as widely reported, are expecting GOP-weary voters to flock to the polls in two weeks and hand them control of the House for the first time in 12 years -- and perhaps the Senate, as well. Even some Republicans privately confess that they are anticipating the election-day equivalent of Little Big Horn. Pardon our hubris, but we just don't see it.

Our analysis -- based on a race-by-race examination of campaign-finance data -- suggests that the GOP will hang on to both chambers, at least nominally. We expect the Republican majority in the House to fall by eight seats, to 224 of the chamber's 435. At the very worst, our analysis suggests, the party's loss could be as large as 14 seats, leaving a one-seat majority. But that is still a far cry from the 20-seat loss some are predicting. In the Senate, with 100 seats, we see the GOP winding up with 52, down three.

1 Comments:

At 7:07 PM, Blogger scrotum2 said...

I expect they will. I am fed up, but "when times get tough, the tough (hold their noses) and get going." The smell is worse on the other side. Republicans do not have a choice but to vote Republican, or risk the country losing and remaining values it holds.

 

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