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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Daily Political Wire 10-28-2010

George Wenschhof

Last night, President Obama appeared on "The Daily Show"


Initial Unemployment Claims Fall to 3 Month Low -
too little and too late for Democrats running in the mid term elections. Claims were down 21,000 to 434,000 for the week ending October 23. has more here.


Have the Mid Term Elections hit a new low in Attack Ads? - voters are now accustomed to the negative ads campaigns use as elections near. But, this year, have they gone too far? has more here.


Latest CBS News poll has Independents leaning Republican in House races -
by 46% to 40% for Democrats. However, the poll also showed 12% were still undecided which highlights the fluidity of the battle for the majority in the House. has more here.

Independents tilted to Democrats and Obama in the 2008 presidential election. In the upcoming mid term elections, analysts have as many as 100 of the 435 House seats still in play.


The Cook Political Report presents dire news for Democrats -
with less than a week to go to the mid term elections, Democrats are set to lose 48-60 seats in the House. Republicans need a net gain of 39 seats to hold a majority in the House.

In the Senate, The Cook Political Report has Democrats losing 7-9 seats with the majority a toss-up. Democrats currently hold 57 seats and 2 Independents caucus with Democrats and republicans have 41 seats.

As to Governor races, Republicans are positioned to gain 6-8. Democrats currently hold a majority of 26 Governors to 24 Republican Governors.

The Cook Report has more here.


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