Tags: Election 2010 | larry | sabato | university | of | virginia | center

Larry Sabato: Possibly Biggest GOP Landslide Ever

Tuesday, 02 Nov 2010 10:30 PM

By David A. Patten

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.

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Donald Trump: 'I Will Take Full Credit' for Romney Dropping Out

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 22:11 PM

A week ago, just before and during the Iowa Freedom Summit, real estate mogul Donald Trump was quick to call out two-tim . . .

Jim Webb: Dems Must Rediscover 'White Working People'

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 21:47 PM

Democrats have lost touch with working-class whites who mattered to presidents such as Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Trum . . .

GOP Leaders Discuss 'What's Next?' After Romney Exit

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 20:35 PM

Almost to a person, state Republican chairmen and members of the Republican National Committee voiced relief at Mitt Rom . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved