Republicans Picked Up 680 Seats in State Legislatures in 2010 Elections … Redistricting Could Echo a Decade
Talk about the wrong kind of political coattails … Obama, Reid and Pelosi cost even Democrat state legislature individual their races. The real story of the 2010 elections the 680 seats picked up in state legislatures by the Republicans in 2010.
Barack Obama and the Democrats picked a bad time to go against the will of the people and get crushed in the 2010 midterm elections. If the 61+ US House Reps and 6 US Senate pick ups by the GOP was not bad enough, the most damaging tsunami for Democrats just might have been the Governor races and state legislatures. So far the GOP picked up 7 governorships with Connecticut and Minnesota still yet to be called.
The least covered and what might be the most important story of the 2010 midterm elections was the 680 State Legislature seats picked up by the Republicans. Does every one just remember the US Census that was just conducted? What follows the Census is redistricting. With all the state governors that are now Republican and both chambers of the state legislatures, the GOP holds the political trifecta or the“Perfect political storm” in 15 states. Just how bad was this Democrat slaughter in the state legislatures, as Weasil Zippers states, “to put it in perspective, 1994’s GOP wave picked up 472 seats…”.
Republicans picked up 680 seats in state legislatures, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures — the most in the modern era. To put that number in perspective: In the 1994 GOP wave, Republicans picked up 472 seats. The previous record was in the post-Watergate election of 1974, when Democrats picked up 628 seats.
Republican Pat Toomey Wins Pennsylvania US Senate Race Over Sestak … GOP+6, Corbett (R) Wins Governorship & Numerous House Races
It has been a tremendous night for the GOP in the “Keystone” state of Pennsylvania …
Republican Pat Toomey has been declared the winner in the Pennsylvania US Senate race over Democrat Joe Sestak. This is a GOP pick up of the Senate seat formerly held by Republican turned Democrat turned Democrat primary loser Senator Arlen Specter. This is GOP pickup #6.
Pat Toomey, the Republican conservative and newly elected Pennsylvania senator, says the Democrat he defeated, Rep. Joe Sestak, served his country honorably.
Toomey was elected to Arlen Specter’s Senate seat Tuesday in one of the most hotly contested races in the nation.
Speaking at an Allentown-area hotel, Toomey told the crowd that “the people of Pennsylvania have spoken and they have delivered us a victory.”
Sestak conceded defeat in a speech at a suburban Philadelphia hotel in his congressional district. Holding his 9-year-old daughter, Alex, he told the crowd, “It is now Alex time.”
Add Republican Tom Corbett to the list of GOP wins in PA as he won the Governorship over Democrat Dan Onorato. But wait, it gets even better for Republican with House races.
Big pick ups by the GOP over Democrat incumbents in Pennsylvania:
- U.S. House District 3 – Republican Kelly has defeated incumbent Democrat Dahlkemper.
- U.S. House District 7 – Republican Meehan defeated Democrat Lentz
- U.S. House District 10- Carney (D) 45% – Marino (R) 55%
- U.S. House District 11 – Kanjorski (D) 45% – Barletta (R) 55%
- U.S. House District 8 – Murphy (D) 47% – Fitzpatrick (R) 53%
Big Wins in Tennessee for Republicans … Governor Race, Haslim & GOP House Pick Ups .. DesJarlais (TN-04), Black (TN-06), Fincher (TN-08)
There have been huge wins for the Republican win the Volunteer state of Tennessee and GOP pickups across the board.
Tennessee has a new governor and a new party in power. Republican Bill Haslim has won in a landslide against Democrat Mike McWherter. This is a GOP pick up as Democrats appear to be losing Governorships across America tonight.
Tennessee is the first state in Tuesday’s gubernatorial elections to turn from blue to red, after Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam, a Republican, edged past Democrat Mike McWherter.
Haslam will succeed Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen, who was precluded from running again by term limits.
Also, House races in Tennessee have seen pick-ups for the GOP over the so-called Blue Dog Democrats and former blue dog seats who cut and retired before losing.
Incumbent Democrat Lincoln Davis has lost a contentious 4th District congressional race that tried to portray him as turning too liberal for the conservative district.
With 76 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday night, Davis’ opponent, Republican Dr. Scott DesJarlais, had 89,089, or 57 percent of the vote, to Davis’ 58,202, or 37 percent
READY, SET … VOTE!!!
The Cook Political Report has its final predictions for the 2010 midterm elections and Charlie Cook has the GOP regaining control of the House of Representatives while the GOP will make significant gains in the Senate, but will fall short of control. The forecast for the Cook Political Report is an expectation of a gain for Republicans of 50 to 60 seats in the House and for six to eight seats in the Senate. Also, Republicans are predicted to pick up 6 to 8 governorships.
In its final forecast for the election cycle, The Cook Political Report expects a gain for Republicans of 50 to 60 seats in the House, with six to eight seats in the Senate. Below are the final outlooks and latest ratings changes.
Although Cook’s forecasts are on the conservative side many just do not know what will occur on November 2. As Gallup stated just the other day with their 55% to 40% Generic Congressional ballot, we are in uncharted territory and the numbers could get extremely high for the GOP. More discussion at Hot Air, including Ed Morrissey’s predictions. Jim Geraghty says it could go as high as 70 in the House. Personally, if the enthusiasm gap and the Congressional Generic ballots prove to be true, it could go higher than 70.
My predictions are the GOP +68 in the House and +9 in the Senate.
Obama closing in on an approval rating in the 30′s … It would appear that it is Obama’s approval ratings that are in the ditch.
Obama’s approval ratings in the ditch
And so it begins … with less than a week before the 2010 midterm election, President Barack Hussein Obama’s approval rating has hit an all-time low of 41%. According to the most recent Fox News Opinion Dynamic poll, Obama has a 41% approval rating and a 50% disapproval. Also, two-thirdsof Americans are dissatisfied with the way things are going in America. Can you say the avalanche is gaining momentum?
Two-thirds of voters are dissatisfied with the way things are going in the country today, and more than not think Barack Obama’s presidency has made the country weaker (45 percent) rather than stronger (37 percent).
The president’s job approval among registered voters is currently 41 percent, a record low. This compares to 43 percent in mid-October and 46 percent in early September. Half disapprove of Obama’s performance. Among likely voters, negative sentiment is even stronger: 40 percent approve and 55 percent disapprove.
Political election guru and handicapper Larry J. Sabato at the Crystal Ball has made his final call for the House and Senate for the 2010 midterm elections and they are as follows … Republicans will pick up +55 seats in the House and+8 seats in the Senate. Sabato also predicting a GOP pick-up of 8 to 9 Governors.
Even at this late date, we see no need to do anything but tweak the total R gains, based on more complete information now available to all. Thus, we are raising the total to +55 net R seats. We consider 47 to be in the ballpark still, but more of a floor than a ceiling. In fact, if you’ll go back to our pre-Labor Day analysis, that’s exactly what we suggested +47 would end up being.
The Crystal Ball has operated within a very narrow range all year. When others were projecting GOP Senate gains of just +3-4, we were already at +6. Depending on the primary results and other circumstances, we’ve landed between +6 and +9 in the last half-year. We have never gotten to +10, the number needed for Republican takeover of the Senate, and we do not do so in this final forecast either. To us, the number of GOP gains looks to be +8. Ten was always a stretch.
Rhode Island Democrat Gov. Candidate Frank T. Caprio Says to Obama … Take Your Endorsement and “SHOVE IT” … He Treats Us Like an ATM Machine
President Obama … “SHOVE IT”.
President Barack Hussein Obama causes chaos and hostility in the Democrat party. The man who was supposed to bring red and blue states, Republicans, Democrats and independents together, seems to have difficulty in his own party as he fractures Democrats in Rhode Island.
Democrat Gubernatorial candidate Frank T. Caprio told President Barack Obama to take his endorsement and “shove it”after the Democrat candidate was spurned by the President. Obama while traveling to Rhode Island for a fund raiser did not endorse the candidacy of the Democrat stating that he was going to sit this one out. Real Clear Politics has the race a near tie between Frank Caprio (D) 32.0%, Lincoln Chafee (I) 30.3% and John Robitaille (R) 20.0%. An Obama endorsement would have gone along way in a Caprio victory; however, Obama decided not to endorse his own party.
Welcome to Rhode Island, where Democratic politics are so quirky that the party’s nominee for governor welcomed President Obama on Monday by declaring, on live radio, that the president could “take his endorsement and really shove it.”
Later, as if to drive home his point, the Democrat, Frank T. Caprio – miffed that Mr. Obama is refusing to endorse him in the governor’s race – was a no-show when the president toured a local factory here, although he had an invitation from the White House to attend.
The lack of an endorsement was looked upon by many as an unstated endorsement of liberal Republican turned independent Lincoln Chaffe. Obama is repaying the favor to Chafee of his political endorsement when Chafee served in the US Senate as a Republican. Knowing that the 2010 midterm elections are all but lost, Obama seems to be caring more about his own reelection bid in 2012 than supporting members of his own party. After all, it’s all about Barack Obama.
Newsweek Poll Says Obama Approval Rating Jumps Over 50% & Democrats Close ‘Enthusiasm Gap’ … Wanna Bet!
Oh yeah, this is believable …
The Democrat state run liberal media outlet Newsweek states in their most recent poll that Barack Obama’s approval rating at 54%. Newsweek also claims that the enthusiasm gap has narrowed as well. So when all else fails and Democrats are on the verge of colossal losses in the 2010 midterm elections, as also stated at Hot Air, the Obama media just makes up self-serving polls. This favorable Obama and Democrat poll brought to you by the same people who said … We Are All Socialists Now.”
Despite doom-saying about Democrats’ chances in the midterms, the latest NEWSWEEK Poll (full results) shows that they remain in a close race with Republicans 12 days before Election Day, while the president’s approval ratings have climbed sharply. The poll finds that 48 percent of registered voters would be more likely to vote for Democrats, compared with 42 percent who lean Republican (those numbers are similar to those in the last NEWSWEEK Poll, which found Democrats favored 48 percent to 43 percent). President Obama’s approval ratings have jumped substantially, crossing the magic halfway threshold to 54 percent, up from 48 percent in late September, while the portion of respondents who disapprove of the president dropped to 40 percent, the lowest disapproval rating in a NEWSWEEK Poll since February 2010.
The far fetched poll can be seen here.
Maybe Big Bird can Help out Newsweek
The Newsweek joke poll could never bee more evident than going to Real Clear politics to see the polling averages of numerous polls on Obama job approval and the Congressional Generic ballot. Obama has an average approval rating of 46.3% and a disapproval of 48.3%. Reviewing the polling data, reminds me a a Sesame Street skit of one of these things doesn’t belong here. The same thing can be said regarding the Congressional Generic ballot, Newsweek is the only poll that does not have a GOP lead let alone a double digit lead for the GOP.
Hard to believe the bias Newsweek poll when the Rasmussen Presidential index is at -19% and 45% approval, 54% disapproval rating. More polling data is posted at Wake Up America that proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Newsweek poll is an outlier. So this is what the LEFT has been reduced to, making up contrived polling data to provide the perception that Democrats are gaining ground in the polls. The the state rum media propagandists stop at nothing?
Democrats in Big Trouble … Rasmussen Predicting Republicans 55 Seat Pick Up in Races for the US House
RUT-ROH … 16 days before the 2010 midterm elections and Rasmussen predicting huge wins for the GOP.
The question as to whether Republicans will pick up the necessary 39 House seats to regain control of the US House of Representatives seem to be a forgone conclusion by many pollsters and pundits. The question more is, who can be the most precise and nail the exact number. Scott Rasmussen is on record as saying that the GOP will pick up 55 seats in this years 2010 midterm election … can you say Mr. Speaker John Boehner.
With all due respect to the Obama Kool-Aid drinking spinmeisters who claim the Democrats will regain the House in 2010, Republicans will have the majority by the time the voting counts hit the Mississippi River. Obama, Biden, Gibbs, et all can talk their rosy game, the fact of the matter is … all polls do not lie. The past two years should have all been about the economy, the economy, the economy, but instead Obama, Pelosi and Reid have made it about their liberal agenda. There will be hell to pay on November 2, 2010.
Nationally-recognized pollster Scott Rasmussen last night predicted that Republicans would gain 55 seats in races for the U.S. House of Representatives November 2—much more than the 39 needed for a Republican majority in the House for the first time since 2006.
But the man whose Rasmussen Reports polling is watched carefully by politicians and frequently quoted by the punditocracy said that whether Republicans gain the ten seats they need to take control of the Senate is in question.
“Republicans should have 48 seats [after the elections next month], Democrats 47, and five seats could slide either way,” said Rasmussen in his banquet address at the Western Conservative Political Action Conference. He was referring to seats in five states in which the Senate race this year he considers too close to call: California, Illinois, Washington, West Virginia, and Nevada (or “that mudwrestling contest,” as Rasmussen described the race between Republican Sharron Angle and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid).
The once unheard of notion of picking up 10 seats in one US Senate election cycle might just now be a possibility. In Senate race after Senate race, Democrats find themselves in trouble and as the Gateway Pundit states, Democrats retreat to “Blue State” stong holds.
Check out the WSJ political map for House, Senate and Governor races that show just how bleak the situation is for Democrats.
Democratic strategists acknowledged they are abandoning a dozen House seats the party now holds, as they try to salvage their majority in the chamber by shoring up candidates with better chances.
With Republicans expanding their advertising to broaden the field of competitive races, Democrats are shifting resources to help such senior lawmakers as House Budget Committee Chairman John Spratt (D., S.C.), and to head off Republicans in usually safe Massachusetts, where a southeast district that includes Cape Cod is competitive for the first time in decades.
Is it any wonder why the American voters are about to toss the Democrats out of control in the House when there is a -50.4% approval rating for the Democrat controlled Congress. Real Clear Politics average polling also has Republicans ahead in the Generic Congressional ballot by 6.8%.
However, the House races could be even more bleak for Democrats as the Cook Political Report says 90+ seats are in play and most are Democrat. Also, Republicans House candidates are far ahead in fund raising and have much more to spend in the final weeks and days leading up to the election.
In the House, GOP candidates reported raising $104 million from July through September, compared with $89 million for Democrats, new disclosure records show. In the 18 top Senate races, Republicans brought in nearly $60 million; their Democratic opponents raised less than $40 million.
Welcome to Obamaville … Hey America, how’s that“hopey, changey” stuff working out for you?
Thank you Barack Hussein Obama and the Obama economy … Obama Administration announces second year of $1.3 trillion deficit. Add that to the 9.7% unemployment, record number of people on food stamps, housing foreclosures over 100,000. Is it any wonder why Obama’s Presidential polling index is starting to tank again and Democrats find themselves in dire straits of losing the House Senate and majority of Governors.
$1.3 trillion …bahahahahaha …
The Obama administration announced Friday it has exceeded the $1 trillion mark in the federal deficit — predicted by Congress’ research arm last week as $1.29 trillion — for the second straight year as it projects an even larger gap between revenues and spending for fiscal year 2011.
That means the government had to borrow 37 cents out of every dollar it spent as tax revenues continued to lag while spending on food stamps and unemployment benefits went up as the economy slowly pulled out of recession.
The eye-popping deficit figures provide Republican critics of President Obama’s fiscal stewardship with fresh ammunition less than three weeks ahead of the midterm congressional elections. The deficit was $122 billion less than last year, a modest improvement.
The Congressional Budget Office last week announced the deficit for the 2010 budget year that ended Sept. 30 was $1.29 trillion. That’s down by $125 billion from the $1.4 trillion in 2009 — the highest deficit on record. It attributed money recovered from the Troubled Asset Relief Program for the decrease.
But wait, the Obama Administration and Democrats finally have something they can run on, they have set a record … 2 years in a row of over a trillion dollar deficit (check out the graph that the MSM refuses to print). To get a historical sense of what the budgets used to look like, go to Heritage Foundation.