"With Reid leaving, the math just isn't there—48 is very realistic; anything more will mean a wave."
"We should, but Hillary Clinton will drag down the ticket through death by a thousand cuts (email, Benghazi, etc.)."
"The numbers just aren't there, nor the money that would be needed."
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Q: Will Democrats win back the Senate majority in 2016?
REPUBLICANS (64 VOTES)Yes: 9%No: 91%
"Unless Hillary implodes, the map is simply too good for them."
"Republicans have too many seats to defend and at least four very vulnerable ones."
"To do so, they would have to run the table, a tough task if the presidential race is competitive."
"The GOP will be vicious and will have closed the gap technologically."
"Republicans hold as long as we don't have a bad presidential nominee."
"Portman and Burr will win handily."
"Public thinks Clinton will win, so they don't want to give her a legislative majority as well—the Clinton curse."
"Their recruitment is suspect, and none of the challengeable Republicans are idiots. Also, the demise of the Reid machine is a plus for the GOP."
"Close, but no cigar."
"And that's terrible news for them because the map flips back to our advantage in 2018."
"It may narrow, but GOP will hold essentially the same numbers as now—HRC will prove to be a drag on Democratic candidates in swing states with her high negatives."
"Democrats have failed to draft top-tier challengers, while GOP has strongest possible candidates running in the purple states."
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