Thursday, August 17, 2006

Rasmussen poll Senate Balance of Power: GOP 50 DEM 47

Election Update.....

Senate Balance of Power August 16, 2006 If the mid-term elections were held today, Republicans would narrowly retain control of the U.S. Senate according to Rasmussen Reports polling data.

Our Balance of Power summary shows the GOP is favored in enough races to hang on to 50 Senate seats at the moment. Forty-seven seats would be in Democratic hands while 3 are in the Toss-Up category.

Even if all three Toss-Up states went to the Democrats, the GOP would remain in nominal control of the Senate. In the case of a 50-50 tie, Vice-President Dick Cheney would cast the deciding vote as the presiding officer of the Senate.

The Balance of Power summary will be updated regularly throughout the campaign season as new poll results reveal shifts in the electoral landscape.
Currently, Rasmussen Reports polling indicates that Democrats are poised to pick up Republican Senate seats in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.

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