Democrats better fasten their rally caps. The nonpartisan Cook Political Report has for the first time in this election cycle projected a GOP takeover of the House, notes Taegan Goddard's Political Wire blog. "We are revising our House forecast to a Republican gain of at least 40 seats, the minimum to give them majority status, and very possibly substantially more."
The projection follows news that another nonpartisan counter, the Rothenberg Political Report, raised its projection of GOP gains to 37 to 42 seats, up from 28 to 33, notes CNN. (Both think Republicans will fall short of regaining the Senate.) All this comes amid today's poll in the Washington Post showing that the public seems just fine with having Republicans take the reins. Politico, meanwhile, provides a detailed look at the pivotal races.