Political analyst Charlie Cook ASSESSES THE SITUATION:
The truth is that the public has a poor opinion of Democrats, and a horrible impression of Republicans on Capitol Hill. Which side goes into a card game with a weaker hand—one with approvals of between 32 and 36 percent with disapprovals of between 55 and 61 percent, or the one with approvals of between 22 and 26 percent and disapprovals that range from 66 to 69 percent?
Let’s factor in the other player in this game, President Obama. Obama’s job-approval ratings have been in a very gradual decline since February, losing ...