Skip to comments.Nate Silver Predicts GOP Holding 50-51 Senate Seats After 2014 Election
Posted on 07/15/2013 3:19:14 PM PDT by SMGFan
Following former Gov. Brian Schweitzer's decision not to run for Montanas open U.S. Senate seat this weekend, New York Times polling guru Nate Silver predicted Monday that Republicans will hold 50 to 51 seats in the upper chamber after all ballots are counted in the 2014 Congressional mid-term elections.
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How did this guy do last election predicting the results?
He nailed it.
I guess now we believe Silver’s prognostications...16 months before the elections? Wake me up in 15 months.
If the Republicans plan on winning the senate, they better start counting votes now.
He must be on the Journolist.
Thank God for the GOP.
Yeah. Too early to reach any conclusions.
Our candidates haven’t even shared their thoughts on rape yet.
If they’d insist on noisily following the ACA law and yelling how it was passed by 100% Democrat votes, they might get more.
Vote out all incumbents in every primary no matter what the party designation. Choose 3rd party where possible.
There were some similar predictions for 2012.
Never underestimate the GOP’s capacity to pull defeat out of the jaws of victory.
His predictions were based on averages of reliable poll results; those results were largely in line with the final poll results.
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I can’t think of a single reason at all to vote R.
Good! Now we can relax.
Which were largely in line with a government organized, tax-payer funded, suppress the GOP vote effort.
Got it. Thanks for the help!
How do you predict Todd Akin or Richard Mourdock.
In the Senate, any Republican is better than any Democrat.
Also, Firing harry Reid would be sweet — especially after he invokes the Nuclear option and makes 51 votes the only threshold needed to pass a bill.
Imaging the Republicans tacking on all sorts of reasonable plans to the garbage bills that Obama must sign.
A lot of good can get done, or, a lot of bad can get prevented, even if you can’t stand the players.
Big deal if Republicans gain the majority as long as they are composed of the gutless liberals that they are now. Now if we had 51 Republicans like Ted Cruz in the Senate, that would be some good news. Unfortunately a lot of RINO’s aren’t even going to get a primary challenge in 2014.
Well, the GOP screwing over conservatives is pretty much a constant.
I not sure I can agree with that.
I have not seen any actual or practical difference between republicans and democrats in the senate, or anywhere else for that matter.
I’m not speaking of words, or speeches either, I mean actual differences in actions taken.
I agree. Who cares? The GOP is proving to be even more deceptive than the Dems in some ways. Rubio, Ryan, and Boehnor don’t even have the guts to shoot straight. At least the Dems are direct in their destructive plans.
...said just about everyone in 2012
“How did this guy do last election predicting the results?”
Nate Silver did a great job predicting the results. At least he doesn’t use liberal New Math despite working for the Old Gray Whore :-).
There was a Freeper (forget his name) that did a similar analysis and arrived at almost the same results as Silver (I think they were only a bit off in NC).
Not Nate Silver.
50 or 51 seats? Big deal.
In order to have any kind of assurance that the GOP would prevail on any given piece of legislation, it would require 65 or more seats.
Remember how they were bamboozled into “sharing” power when they were in the ‘majority’ by one seat?
And consider the number of RINOs already in the Senate, ready to play kissy-face with the DEMs on the other side of the aisle.
The GOP senators are too stupid, and lack the resolve to be able to handle being the majority party.
He was fed internal polling data from the obama campaign.
C’mon, Harry. Kill the filibuster. Then we can repeal Obamacare with 51 votes.
and it was accurate
And after all ballots are counted twice, three times or as many times as necessary, Democrats will hold 52 seats.
Need 60 without RINOs
What difference does it make?
51 with Senate Rule changes put in by RATS works just fine.