Real Clear Politics Estimated Change in House Races over last week

If the Real Clear Politics breakdown is accurate and if the Republicans split the undecided seats, they will end up with 240 seats after the election. That is far less than the 255 seats currently held by the Democrats, but it will be the largest Republican majority since the 1946 election when Republicans held 246 seats. Democrats have regularly held more than 250 seats when they have been in the majority during the last century, but one has to go back to the 1928 election to find Republicans holding even more seats (267).

As a yardstick for comparison, in 1994 the Republicans picked up 54 seats in the House, eight in the Senate, and twelve governorships. Interestingly in the Senate the Republican wins were actually much easier than they are now because six of the eight Republican wins involved retirements. In this case, Republicans will have to beat many incumbents to pick up that many Democrat seats.

October 30th

October 23rd

By contrast, NPR has Democrats looking very likely to keep control of the House. While RCP already has a majority of seats going to Republicans, NPR claims that Dems only have to pick up a few of the toss-up seats to keep their majority.



Blogger cmblake6 said...

So long as we watch VERY closely to controol the fraud already so evident, we'll take it. And quite possibly the Senate. But remember what Stalin said. It is not who votes, but who counts the votes.

10/31/2010 7:39 AM  
Blogger Chas said...

After what just happened to Juan Williams, if I worked at "National People's Radio", I would be very careful about expressing anything that didn't reflect the organization's leftist bias.

10/31/2010 6:35 PM  

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