67 shaping up as likely number

Michael Barone, writing at 5:30 a.m. this morning:

As I write, the House results indicate that Republicans have gained a net 61 seats (64 gains minus 3 losses) and are leading in 6 races currently undecided and trailing closely in 6 other races currently undecided. So the Republican net gain will be something like 67 seats—more than any party has won in any single election since 1948 …

A 67-seat Republican gain would mean a House with 246 Republicans and 189 Democrats—a smaller number of Democrats than in any House since the one elected in 1946…

Indeed, the likely party numbers in the new House as presented by Barone are identical to those in the House elected in 1946, which had 246 Republicans and 188 Democrats plus one Progressive. The Republicans that year picked up 55 seats.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 03, 2010 11:47 AM | Send

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