September 6th, 2010
02:36 PM ET

Midterm politics by numbers

Mark Preston
CNN Senior Political Editor

Washington (CNN) – There are 57 days before Election Day and Democrats and Republicans are preparing closing arguments to try and convince voters as to why their respective political party should control Congress.

Republicans will need a net gain of 39 seats to take back control of the House and a pick up of 10 seats for the Senate majority. One high level Democratic campaign strategist predicted that "up to 30 seats" are "now probably" lost in the House, while Republicans could pick up "8 seats" in the Senate."

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  1. Tom-Vermillion Ohio

    '...57 days before Election Day and Democrats and Republicans are preparing closing arguments...'

    Closing arguments? With 57 days left? What is the Republican argument, other than lower taxes, smaller government, repealing health care and ascertaining that President Obama will fail? John Boehner said that the Republican proposal to fix economy will arrive the first week of October. I think this election is just getting started. The polls mean nothing. The Republicans need to come up with real solutions. The Democrats need to 'hammer' their opponents into oblivian and NOT be afraid to do it. The Republicans started all this negative politics; the Democrats need to finish it. The polls can be changed, they are 'rigged' and outdated anyway.

    September 6, 2010 at 3:10 pm |
  2. Kenneth Close Chritiansburg, Va.

    It really doesn't matter to get elected you need to be half owned at least by the party or a lobby. Dem or Repub what's the difference for us?

    September 6, 2010 at 2:46 pm |