Sunday, September 16, 2012
Sunday numbers 9/16, part b:
The Senate races
There's good news for the Democrats in this week's polls of the Senate. The median result is now 51 seats from the Dems, up from 50 last week. This is before Angus King of Maine, an independent who appears to be a shoo-in, decides on which party's caucus he will join. In other good news, King's website states that he thinks the filibuster has been sadly misused by the Senate and he would like to see changes in it. This sounds like a position that aligns him much more with the Democrats that the Republicans at this point in history.
In a continuation of the good news for the Democrats, the odds of at least 50 seats has risen to 91.4%, up from 71.4% last week and 54.6% the week before. Again, let me re-iterate that these numbers always carry the proviso "if the election were held today".
More polls analyzed next week. Stay tuned.