Monday, October 25, 2010

Crystal Ball Website: If Election Were Held Today

Predictions from University of Virginia Political Science Professor Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball website, if the election were held today:

1. Republicans would have a net gain of 8-9 Senate seats, short of the 10 they need to control the majority.

2. Republicans would gain 47 House seats, more than the 39 they need to control the majority.

3.  Republicans would gain 8 governorships. Republicans currently hold 24 governorships to 26 held by Democrats, and that would change to 28 Republican governors and 22 Democrats.

The Crystal Ball website also provides lots of detailed information on individual races.   

5 Comments:

At 10/25/2010 8:09 AM, Blogger Hydra said...

Once the Republicans hold the House, they may have to actually try to do something. This should be interesting.

 
At 10/25/2010 12:52 PM, Blogger Mike said...

You are correct, Hydra! And I can tell you exactly what they will do on day one: Start trying to get elected to another term, begin working on their personal wealth and power (unless, of course, they're already wealthy), and inventing new ways to destroy opponents and reason.

Yes, I know there are exceptions (that prove the rule), but we have made it impossible for people of any real worth to have an interest in government.

Anyone reading this blog wanna drop your job/business to have some hack dig up irrelevant dirt on you from when you were 21? Count me out (and I don't believe I'm even qualified in the first place).

Maybe I've given up hope, but I'm suspicious of people who are willing to do this...and really suspicious of anybody so 'perfect' that they have never done anything embarrassing - and don't care that they are about to be smeared on Fox, MSNBC, etc....

If someone...anyone.... responds to my thoughts in a way that makes me feel better, I'd really appreciate it. Seriously....

 
At 10/25/2010 8:39 PM, Blogger juandos said...

"Maybe I've given up hope, but I'm suspicious of people who are willing to do this...and really suspicious of anybody so 'perfect' that they have never done anything embarrassing - and don't care that they are about to be smeared on Fox, MSNBC, etc...."...

Hmmm mike maybe just maybe this tea party thingie might just have scared some of the Repubs into trying something different and useful...

 
At 10/26/2010 12:37 PM, Blogger Mike said...

I hope you're right, juandos, but they don't really seem much different to me...tea party strikes me as a standard re-packaging/re-branding of a tired product.

 
At 10/26/2010 12:37 PM, Blogger Mike said...

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