1. Welcome to SportsJournalists.com, a friendly forum for discussing all things sports and journalism.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register for a free account to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Access to private conversations with other members.
    • Fewer ads.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

Election 2006. You Make The Call

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by heyabbott, Oct 30, 2006.


Predict the Cnogressional Results of the 2006 Election

Poll closed Nov 6, 2006.
  1. Dems sweep the House and Senate

    10 vote(s)
  2. House to Repub, Senate to Dems

    2 vote(s)
  3. House to Dems, Senate to Repub

    14 vote(s)
  4. Repubs hold the House and Senate

    10 vote(s)
  5. House to Repubs, Senate 50-50 split

    1 vote(s)
  6. House to Dems, Senate 50-50 split

    8 vote(s)
  1. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Let's go big brains, not what you want to happen, but what you think will happen
  2. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    I'm on record elsewhere, but I'll repeat: I think the Dems win the house (I'll guess a 25-seat pick-up) and the Senate will be a 50-50 split [or if you want to get technical, a 49-49-1 (Jeffords)-1 (Lieberman)]

    The closest races to watch (in order of closeness) are:
    - McCaskill (D) def. Talent (R) in Missourri
    - Menendez (D) over Kean Jr. (R) in New Jersey
    - Corker (R) def. Ford (D) in Tenn.
    - Allen (R) over Webb (D) in Va.

    I'm not well enough schooled to analyze the House race-by-race, but I look for big Dem. pickups in Ohio and New York along with moderate gains and very competitive races in Pennsylvania.
  3. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    PoO -- if your scenario played out, the Dems would control the Senate because Bernie Sanders and Joey L. will caucus with the Dems, giving them a 51-49 advantage.

    I'm predicting a 50-50 Senate and the Dems pick up 20 seats in the House.
  4. D-- 30-seat pick up in the House, and I'm goddamned if I can call the Senate. Tennessee, Virginia, and Missouri are just too close, and it's hard to know which way the last week will cut, but I'll guess that the D's will fall one race short.
  5. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Enlighten me, please.
  6. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Dems assume House control, with a five-seat edge.

    Dems win three Senate seats.

    Good enough.
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Can't bitch with POO's assessment. The Dems will take the House. But the Senate vote will not be final. Lieberman will be whipped with money to go GOP as much as Jeffords and Chafee will be to go Dem. Jury will be out well into Aught-Seven.

  8. Chaffee's not going to be there.
  9. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Yeah, Sheldon Whitehouse III is going to take Chafee's spot. I saw Chafee on C-SPAN in the primary against Steve Laffey and against Whitehouse, and let me tell you, he couldn't debate his way out of a wet paper sack.
  10. In fact, he looks rather like a wet paper sack.
  11. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Where's the "It really doesn't matter, because once they get into office both Demoracts and Republicans become Incumbents who are more interested in personal gains than serving the people who elected them" option in that poll?
  12. I don't think they're polling Useless Apathystan this time around.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page