Media & Government

Assignment 7


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Class will not meet on Election Day, Tuesday, November 2. Instead there is a three-part assignment that involves predictions, observation and analysis. Each part of the assignment has its own deadline. Complete instructions are contained in the posts below. Students who have questions or need additional information should email Richard Lee at


Written by Rich Lee

October 26, 2010 at 9:04 am

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  1. Senate: 51 Democrat 49 Republican

    House: 202 Democrat 233 Republican

    Amna Qureshi

    October 31, 2010 at 2:45 pm

  2. Hali Fliegelman


    1. Republicans will have control over the Senate with 48 Democratic Seats and 52 Republican seats. This is my prediction because there are currently 10 states leaning republican, while only 4 are leaning democratic. In addition, there are currently 5 toss-up states that I believe will vote Republican for a number of factors: the high foreclosure and unemployment rates, overall dissatisfaction with the Obama administration and disapproval of government spending.

    2. There are currently 109 seats in play for the House of Representatives. Of these seats, 28 are leaning Republican and 39 are leaning Democratic, while 42 are toss-ups. If 218 seats are needed to hold a majority, I believe the Democrats will maintain control over the House with 221 seats (leaving Republicans with 213) because they already have a very strong lead, which will make it unlikely for Republicans to overtake the House.

    Hali Fliegelman

    November 1, 2010 at 1:58 am

  3. Senate: 52 Democratic 48 Republican

    House: 210 Democratic 225 Republican

    Elizabeth Plaugic

    November 2, 2010 at 2:37 am

  4. Senate: 49 Democrat 51 Republican

    House: 189 Democrat 246 Republican

    I think the Republicans are going to come out with more support than the Democrats and make some upset victories based on the resentment that the media has expressed exists in American voters.

    Aaron Mazie

    November 2, 2010 at 4:57 am

  5. Senate:48 Democrat 52 Republican
    House:189 Democrat 246 Republican

    I think there has consistently been alot more support for Democrats but I have a feeling Republicans will demonstrate a last minute pull for support. Because after all this is politics.

    Lauren Choinski

    November 2, 2010 at 5:37 am

  6. Esther Rothman:
    My Predictions:

    U.S. Senate: Democrats will hold 47 seats and Republicans will hold 51.

    U.S. House of Representatives: Democrats will hold 193 and Republicans will hold 242.

    Esther Rothman

    November 1, 2010 at 6:54 pm

  7. Senate: 51 Republican 49 Democrats

    House: 190 Democrat 245 Republican

    Gerald Elsing

    November 2, 2010 at 1:23 pm

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