Little more than a week ago, our Balance of Power summary showed the Republicans leading 50-45 with five states in the Toss-Up category. Today, Rasmussen Reports is changing three races from "Toss-Up" to "Leans Democrat." As a result, Rasmussen Reports now rates 49 seats as Republican or Leans Republican while 48 seats are rated as Democrat or Leans Democrat (see State-by-State Summary). There are now just three states in the Toss-Up category--Tennessee, New Jersey, and Missouri.Rasmussen has never had Bush below 40% in the approval polls (shock) even while others polled in the lower 30's. Well, today per Rasmussen, Bubble Boy has lost his 9-11 free bump in the polls and has slid back to his near low point of 41%. His plan to scare America on to victory isn't going to work this time except to a maybe to a few of the lost souls here my neck of the woods. And to top it off, Collin Powell again tells the White House to quit fucking with his country. Honestly, who would your trust?
Today’s changes all involve Republican incumbents who have been struggling all year. In Montana, Senator Conrad Burns (R) has fallen behind Jon Tester (D). Rhode Island Senator Lincoln Chafee (R) survived his primary but starts the General Election as a decided underdog. Sherrod Brown (D) is enjoying a growing lead over Ohio Senator Mike DeWine (R).
I don't see how this helps the GOP in the least bit.