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by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Modified: June 13, 2013 at 6:14 pm •  Published: November 1, 2010

A little around the horn on Election Day eve …

Seen: Last Gallup generic ballot reading shows Republicans with a 15-point lead. In 1994, the last big GOP wave year, the generic ballot lead was something like seven points. Gallup says Republicans’ generic ballot lead is large enough that regardless of turnout they’ll win the House of Representatives. The pollster says historical models predict the GOP “could gain anywhere from 60 seats on up, with gains well beyond that possible.” Sounds like last winter’s forecasts for the Washington, D.C., area: “Accumulations of two feet or more are possible …”

Also seen: The number of Americans who think things are going badly is 75 percent in a CNN poll — higher than it has ever been on the eve of a midterm election since the question was first asked in the mid-1970s. Pretty tough if it happens to be your watch.

Heard: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s closing weekend ads focusing on opponent Sharron Angle as extreme, pathological and unhinged. Not exactly “Morning in America.”


by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
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