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7 Jan, 2010 19:56

US too disillusioned to vote for Dems?

Despite a certain degree of disillusionment in Obama’s promises, Democrats are unlikely to lose their majority in Congress in the November elections, said the political editor of the Washington Examiner, Chris Stirewalt.

“It is unlikely the Democrats would lose their majority – certainly in the Senate, where they’d have to lose 10 seats, which would be pretty far-fetched, and in the House, where they’d have to lose 40 seats; that seems unlikely. But losing a big chunk of your majority makes things difficult, as you have seen with the healthcare legislation, as you have seen with the global warming legislation – these have been the very difficult votes to pass,” he said.

“You need big numbers to be able to get legislation passed, and if Republicans can bite in, it will have an effect,” Stirewalt added.