Are the Democrats Going to Fall Out of Power?

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Charlie Cook, one of Washington's respected pundits, says watching the Democrats since August has been like "watching a car wreck in slow motion." Just one year after a Democratic landslide, Cook is not alone in saying that angry voters might give either the House or the Senate back to the Republicans. Last month, when the Wall Street Journal and NBC News asked which party voters liked best, Democrats and Republicans tied, a change from recent years, when Democrats have come out ahead in so-called “generic” polls. Is President Obama getting the blame for problems he didn't create? Are his party's leaders in Congress making things worse?  Is Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown a surprising new voice for bipartisanship?  We get a variety of opinions.




Warren Olney