Stats guru Nate Silver has weighed in regarding the upcoming Senate races and he sees the Republicans taking control of the upper chamber, with a few caveats.
Appearing on ABC’s “This Week” this morning, Silver, said his calculations show a 60 percent chance of a GOP takeover in the November elections. However, at this early stage in the campaign the Electoral College Wizard warns that his projections are still fluid: the GOP will most likely gain six seats, plus or minus five. That means the GOP picks up anywhere from one to 11 seats.
Those prognostications are actually good news for the Democrats, who have a number of Senate members facing re-election in Red States where President Obama is particularly unpopular.In the newest ABC poll, the incumbent or likely GOP candidate is leading by an average of 12 points in 34 of the 36 states where contests are underway.