Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) predicted theDemocrats will keep control of the U.S. Senate after the midterm elections.
Schumer said, “I think we will hold the Senate. I know all the pundits are saying republicans will take the senate, democrats will prove the pundits wrong on election day when we keep the senate. Three reasons. First and foremost, economic issues predominate. Ebola is in the news, ISIS is in the news. But the average voter, every poll shows far and away cares most about economic issues. They tend to be for democrats when economic issues like minimum wage, equal pay for women, not sending jobs overseas dominate. We have a better ground game. You can add two to three points. For each of those races, every one of the races. If it’s 44, 43, we’re probably ahead. Third, as the race gets down to the final moments, the voters focus on the two candidates, not on a national referendum. When the two candidates are compared, almost inevitably we do better. Economic issues, better ground game, better candidates will put us over the top November.”
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