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Washington watch: Obama’s October surprise

Obama’s October surprise could mean that the Democrats hang on to congress after all

By Renegade   October 2010

How bad will 2nd November be for the Democrats? It’s hard to tell from the opinion polls

The only question about the midterm elections is how awful they will be for the Democrats: catastrophic or merely bad. On 2nd November, all the seats in the house are up for election, as are 37 of the 100 seats in the Senate (and 39 governorships.) In early September, a Gallup poll showed the Republicans achieving an unprecedented lead of 10 per cent—a result which would see the Democrats lose control of both houses of congress. But this was a generic poll in…

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