Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A 70+ Republican Wave ??

Hey, don't take it from me - take it from "the experts" at The Hill:

The Hill 2010 Midterm Election poll, surveying nearly 17,000 likely voters in 42 toss-up districts over four weeks, points to a massive Republican wave that, barring an extraordinary turnaround, will deliver crushing nationwide defeats for President Obama’s party.

The data suggest a GOP pickup that could easily top 50 seats (the party needs 39 for control of the House).

We didn’t even poll in about 15 districts that are already too far gone for Democrats,” said Mark Penn, whose firm, Penn Schoen Berland, conducted the poll. “So that, along with our entire series of polls, points to something in the range of a 50-seat gain for Republicans.”

Republican voters are also more likely to have made up their minds, according to the data.

The Hill’s data confirm other public polling and expert predictions, some of which put the historic wave even higher than the 52 seats Democrats lost in 1994 and the 71they lost in 1938.

70+ seats would be neat. As a fan of many teams (the Mets, the Jets) who have been perennial whipping boys, I like to see them run up the score when they're winning, with a little "payback is a bitch" smirk...

But, you know, I'd be happy with a 53 seat gain. Just to see if the media uses the word "historic" to describe the American people's repudiation of Barack Obama and his liberal policies, the way the used the same word to describe health care reform, the stimulus, cap & trade...

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