By CHARLES BABINGTON and LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press
WASHINGTON – Two weeks before Election Day, Democrats fear their grip on the House may be gone, and Republicans are poised to celebrate big gains in the Senate and governors' mansions as well.
Analysts in both parties say all major indicators tilt toward the Republicans. President Barack Obama's policies are widely unpopular. Congress, run by the Democrats, rates even lower. Fear and anger over unemployment and deep deficits are energizing conservative voters; liberals are demoralized.
Private groups are pouring huge sums of money into GOP campaigns. An almost dizzying series of Democratic messages has failed to gain traction, forcing Obama to zigzag in search of a winning formula.
With early voting under way in many states, Democrats are trying to minimize the damage by concentrating their resources on a dwindling number of races.
Answer by May-20 at 3:58 PM on Oct. 16, 2010
I feel CHANGE in the air!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Answer by lovinangels at 6:31 PM on Oct. 16, 2010
WooHoo! I'm so excited that the Republicans will come in and save us all. They are so much better, more honest and have proven they are more fiscally responsible. I'm sure that once they take over everyone will have jobs and the recession will be over. Then they can work on legislating their religious beliefs on us.
Answer by Friday at 9:22 PM on Oct. 16, 2010
I don't know about the rest, but I am more excited about any balance of power than anything else. I don't assume that one will be better than the other, the proof will be in what they do and if they listen to their constituency. If they don't, then it will be obvious that the group coming in is no better than the other side. I just want someone to take the credit cards away and to stop saddling our children and future generations with debt they have nothing to do with. The spending is out of control and has been for some time now. It needs to stop and everyone needs to live within their means. We should all expect better of our elected officials. If you don't like them, do your part in firing them.
Answer by QuinnMae at 10:24 PM on Oct. 16, 2010