Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Republicans Hold Big Lead in Swing Seats

A new NPR poll in 70 House districts shows just how difficult it will be for Democrats to avoid big losses in the House this November. These are this year's swing seats -- the political terrain where the battle for control of the House of Representatives will be won or lost. Sixty of them are currently held by Democrats as compared to just ten held by Republicans.

In this battleground, voters prefer the Republicans over Democrats by eight points, 49% to 41%.

Said pollster Stan Greenberg: "In a year where voters want change and which Democrats are seen to be in power this is a tough poll, about as tough as you get."