Larry Sabato: Possibly Biggest GOP Landslide Ever

Tuesday, 02 Nov 2010 10:30 PM

By David A. Patten

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University of Virginia Center for Politics expert Dr. Larry J. Sabato tells Newsmax that Republicans appear to be headed for a record-breaking night in the House of Representatives.

Sabato's Crystal Ball publication projected that Republicans would score a net gain of at least 55 seats in the lower chamber.

Now Sabato says GOP gains will be even greater than most pundits expected.

larry,sabato,gop,univeristy,of,virginia,center,for,politics"The final tally may be around 60, way above 39 seats needed. [It will be] better than '94 for GOP, better than 1946," Sabato tells Newsmax.

Republicans gained 54 seats in the 1994 conservative revolution that made Newt Gingrich speaker of the House.

In 1946, voters voiced disenchantment with then-President Harry S. Truman by handing Republicans a net gain of 55 seats.

So if Republicans were to stretch their gains above the 60-plus seat threshold, it would represent the biggest GOP landslide in modern American history for the House of Representatives.

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