August 3rd, 2010
07:30 AM ET

Democrats, GOP both see glass half-full for midterms

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/08/03/boehner.pelosi.midterms.jpg caption="House Minority Leader John Boehner and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have high expectations for their parties."]


Republicans are predicting big wins in the November midterms. Across the aisle, Democrats are saying the same thing about their chances at the polls. But both can't be right.

Republicans speculate that they will take back the House - and possibly the Senate - as voters express their frustration at where Democrats and President Obama are taking the country.

"I think it's pretty clear that the American people are tired of the job-killing agenda in Washington, D.C. They want the spending spree to stop," House Minority Leader John Boehner said on "Fox News Sunday."

"I think we're having a good year, but we've got a lot of work to do before the Election Day on November 2," he said.

Boehner advised Republicans heading home for the August recess to "talk about the better solutions that Republicans have been offering over the last 18 months."

His counterpart in the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, encouraged her members to do the opposite.

"We've been legislating for the past 18 months. The other side has been in campaign mode for 18 months, saying no, stopping job creation and the rest. But our members are the best salespersons for their own districts. They've been elected there. They know their constituents," she said on ABC's "This Week."

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