6 factors that will influence the midterms
May 2nd, 2014
09:33 AM ET
6 months ago

6 factors that will influence the midterms

(CNN) - Sunday marks six months until Election Day.

Up for grabs this November, the Democrats' 55-45 majority in the Senate. The party's defending 21 of the 36 seats in play, with half of those Democratic-held seats in red or purple states.

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  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA - Take Back the House

    It's the economy stupid! And being that it is, how about highlighting those 288,000 jobs added in April Steinhauser.

    May 2, 2014 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  2. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    So no GOP seats are vulnerable? Even though they gave been the least productive Congress in history?? It's funny I've yet to see a story referring to the GOP as vulnerable on this liberal news network.... Maybe it's not so liberal after all...😟

    May 2, 2014 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  3. smith

    Little to no change come November. The GOP may unseat a few in the senate but not enough to take it over. The gridlock will continue to 2016.

    May 2, 2014 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  4. Lynda/Minnesota

    "But many people just don't feel that good about things. National polling indicates most people don't feel nearly as optimistic about the economy and their personal plight."

    Oh, hey, CNN. Doom and gloom sells. From this network to the next network to the next network.

    And so on.

    May 2, 2014 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  5. Sniffit

    ""But many people just don't feel that good about things. National polling indicates most people don't feel nearly as optimistic about the economy and their personal plight."

    Oh, hey, CNN. Doom and gloom sells. From this network to the next network to the next network."
    ==

    Indeed. Pretty much says it all. Today's episode of "It's Time to Probate the Fourth Estate" was brought to you by the word AGITPROP.

    May 2, 2014 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  6. Silence DoGood

    @Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....
    So no GOP seats are vulnerable? Even though they gave been the least productive Congress in history?? It's funny I've yet to see a story referring to the GOP as vulnerable on this liberal news network.... Maybe it's not so liberal after all...😟
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    The liberal media is yet another conservative myth. MSM puts up what sells. If a story stirring the Benghazi conspiracy rumors get readers, they go for it. If a liberal tweet has a odd word, it is a crisis of some sort. Truth be damned.

    May 2, 2014 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  7. smith

    @Dutch- Jobs that don`t pay much above minimum wage.Let`s get exicited!

    May 2, 2014 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  8. Gurgyl

    -just vote straight Democratic ticket. Don't listen to republican trash, nor fox garbage. cNN needs to up all comments to show the real strength of huge democracy. Nothing wrong with ACA Law, it saving millions of patients from property being garnished, vehicles attached etc. Yes, economy is lot better, added to 288,000 jobs to show 6.1. Percent.

    May 2, 2014 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  9. ST

    You have forgotten one point: Benghazi.
    This issue of Benghazi makes me almost to explore when I hear it. Anyone who is thinking right, how can they forget more than 4,000 lives plus treasure which was wasted in Iraq and pound and pound again on Benghazi. Is any life which is more important than the other? Is 4 people who died on battle in Benghazi carry more weight than those who died in Iraq?. Suppose, Dems could had pressed republicans why people lost lives in Iraq the way they are pressing very hard on 4 people who died in Benghazi, could be anyone from republican Party at the moment sitting in any Chamber? Folks, will you please try to think and be sensible. it doesn't cost anyone anything to weigh out.

    May 2, 2014 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  10. don in albuquerque

    GOTP Platform--jobs, Jobs, JOBS!!!!!! What happened?

    May 2, 2014 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  11. Silence DoGood

    One factor that will influence midterms: Koch money used in slander ads and sabotage attempts (re: beer cozy campaign).

    May 2, 2014 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  12. Lynda/Minnesota

    @ Wake Up

    No weekend plans for me. Getting ready for fishing opener, which by the looks of it will be similar to last year: lake still frozen. Sounds as if you've got yourself a winning weekend ... have a great time ... !

    May 2, 2014 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  13. don in albuquerque

    GOTP Platform--jobs, Jobs, JOBS!!!!!! What happened? Oh, I know....BENGHAZZZZZZZZZI!!!!!!!

    May 2, 2014 11:09 am at 11:09 am |