`Stronger favorite’

September 27th, 2012

Larry Sabato, of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, updated his Crystal Ball ratings on Thursday with predictions that the November elections are tilting toward President Obama and U.S. Senate Democrats.

Sabato predicts that both New Mexico and Hawaii – states where Republicans are hopeful they can compete — are moving toward the Democratic candidates for Senate.

Florida and Ohio, Sens. Bill Nelson (D) and Sherrod Brown (D) are not only favored, but we believe that Republicans and their allies ultimately might have better places to spend their money. Given that both should ultimately run ahead of Obama — especially Nelson — these races may be out of range for the GOP, although we are keeping both in the leans Democratic category for now.

The same thing goes for New Mexico, where Republicans have apparently already abandoned their candidate, ex-Rep. Heather Wilson. We’re upgrading Rep. Martin Heinrich’s (D) chances to likely Democratic, which matches our rating of the state in the presidential race. The situation is quite similar in Hawaii, where we now see Rep. Mazie Hirono (D) as a stronger favorite against ex-Gov. Linda Lingle (R). In a state where Obama might again get 70% or more of the vote, Hirono is now likely to win the seat. By the way, the Crystal Ball has consistently rated Heinrich and Hirono the favorites in their races. Some trends have been apparent for months.

3 Responses to “`Stronger favorite’”

  1. Goober:

    Hey Sabato!
    What is going to happen on December 21, 2012?

  2. Chicken Grease:

    Well, must admit Romney’s done some stuff to provide fodder for the Leftist/liberal press, let’s admit. Getting much more press than an Obama’s idea for redistribution (you with families relegated to eating Spam most of the week, take note, you guys might end up eating the can itself soon enough: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJLpGmJ-cvY&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DbJLpGmJ-cvY and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge3aGJfDSg4&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dge3aGJfDSg4 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&hl=en&client=mv-google&rl=yes&feature=related&v=z0PUUpa5X4E

    We must keep in mind THIS study. Reliable, yeah? http://www.coloradodaily.com/ci_21372873/cu-boulder-study-predicts-win-mitt-romney-general?source=most_viewed

    Fact vs. myth: http://www.lingle2012.com/fact-vs-myth/


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  3. Goober:

    Seems chicken buttocks knows how to copy and paste.

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