Politico says it was a truly lousy weekend for Democrats as election day nears

Here are just three top graphs from Politico's roundup of political news from the third-to-last weekend before the 2010 Mid-term congressional election:

More bad polls. More bad fundraising numbers. More dreary talk on the Sunday shows.

It added up to a brutal weekend for Democrats, as the consensus among election analysts, already bearish on the party’s prospects, took a turn for the worse over the past 48 hours.

In the eyes of the experts, the House Democratic majority most likely won’t survive Nov. 2, with political handicappers expanding their predictions to envision the possibility of a Democratic wipeout.

Actually, it may have been even worse than Hohmann conveys because the conventional wisdom of Washington's political experts has consistently underestimated the role of the Tea Party in catalyzing the 2010 campaign.

Even so, it's clear a seismic shift in the techtonic plates of American politics is right around the corner. Looking back on the Democrats' economic stimulus and Obamacare victories, I am reminded of the response in Britain of King George III's critics who said a few more “victories” like that of Bunker Hill and the Redcoat army would be history.

Go here for more from Politico's James Hohmann.

Beltway ConfidentialCongressOpinionUS

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Supes move to reject Breed’s picks for police oversight body, call for strong reformers

Ronen, Mar cite qualification concerns in voting against Police Commission nominees

SF public defender urges police to explicitly bar technique used in George Floyd death

Public Defender Manohar Raju is calling for policy changes after a widely… Continue reading

Protesters turn out Sunday in San Francisco for second day in a row

“To me, it’s everyone’s breaking point,” said Chris Jackson, who handed out water to fellow demonstrators.

Businesses slam proposed COVID-19 worker rehire law as too ‘burdensome’

Supervisor Mar’s legislation would require employers to take back staff at same pay

Curfew to remain in effect Monday night in SF; dozens arrested from Sunday protests

Police chief estimates as many as 6,000 took part in demonstrations

Most Read