2008 Senate Election Predictions as of 10-27-2008

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Polling continues to predict Democratic gains in the senate with a filibuster-proof majority of 60 possible.

Latest Senate Polls:

  • New York Times:  53 Democrats, 41 Republicans, 2 Independents, 4 seats are a toss up
  • Pollster: 55 Democrats, 38 Republicans, 2 Independents, 5 seats are a toss up
  • FiveThirtyEight.com:  57 Democrats, 41 Republicans, 2 Independents
  • CQ Politics: 54 Democrats, 40 Republicans, 2 Independents, 4 seats are a toss up
  • Electoral-Vote.com:  57 Dems  41 Reps  2 Ind.


  • Current Senate: 49 Democrats 49 Republicans 2 Independents (aligned with democrats)
  • Senate Seats up for Election:  35
  • Senators NOT Up for Re-election: 37 Democrats 26 Republicans 2 Independents (aligned with democrats)

2008 Senate Match-ups:

  • AL: Sessions vs Figures
  • AK: Stevens vs Begich
  • CO: Schaffer vs Udall
  • DE: O’Donnell vs Biden
  • GA: Chambliss vs Martin
  • ID: Risch vs LaRocco
  • IL: Sauerberg vs Durbin
  • IA: Reed vs Harkin
  • KS: Roberts vs Slattery
  • KY: McConnell vs Lunsford
  • LA: Kennedy vs Landrieu
  • ME: Collins vs Allen
  • MA: Beatty vs Kerry
  • MI: Hoogendyk vs Levin
  • MN: Coleman vs Franken
  • MS: Cochran vs Fleming
  • MS: Wicker vs Musgrove
  • MT: Kelleher vs Baucus
  • NE: Johanns vs Kleeb
  • NH: Sununu vs Shaheen
  • NJ: Zimmer vs Lautenberg
  • NM: Pearce vs Udall
  • NC: Dole vs Hagan
  • OK: Inhofe vs Rice
  • OR: Smith vs Merkley
  • RI: Tingle vs Reed
  • SC: Graham vs Conley
  • SD: Dykstra vs Johnson
  • TN: Alexander vs Tuke
  • TX: Cornyn vs Noriega
  • VA: Gilmore vs Warner
  • WV: Wolfe vs Rockefeller
  • WY: Enzi vs Rothfuss
  • WY: Barasso vs Carter