Republicans are widely expected to strip Democrats of their majority in the House of Representatives. They’re also expected to give them a run for their money in the Senate.
Democrats are scrambling to beat the odds on Election Day. President Obama made a last ditch effort to rally voters in Ohio on Sunday. It was his final stop on a campaign blitz aimed at giving struggling Democrats a boost.
“If everyone who fought for change in 2008 shows up to vote in 2010, we will win this election,” Obama told the crowd.
With just one full day of campaigning left, CBS News reports that first lady Michelle Obama is visiting two more states on Monday where Democrats are locked in tight races: Nevada and Pennsylvania. Vice President Biden will make stops in Vermont and Delaware.
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin expects Democrats to get a major wake-up call from voters Tuesday, predicting a “political earthquake.”
“They’re gonna say ‘you blew it, President Obama. We gave you two years to fulfill your promise of making sure that our economy starts roaring back to life again.’”
If the GOP does gain control of Congress, the party’s chairman says there won’t be any negotiation on issues like taxing and spending.
“With the Republican majority in the House or Senate, or, hopefully both, we’re not going to compromise on those things,” Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said.
Republicans need to pick up 39 Democratic seats to win control of the House, and 10 to take the Senate.
Both parties made a big effort this year to get voters to vote early, and it appears more than 13 million have done so. That’s still less than the last midterm election, in 2006, when 19 million people cast their ballots before Election Day.