Who will control the Senate? Election is ‘neck and neck’

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Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., left, and North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis participate in a live televised debate in September.
Image: Gerry Broome, File-Pool/Associated Press

The head of the Democratic Party says the mid-term campaign for control of the Senate is “a neck and neck” situation.

Republicans could recapture the Senate from Democrats with a net gain of six seats.

Florida Congressman Deborah Wasserman-Schultz brushed off talk that endangered Democratic Senate incumbents are trying to avoid associating with President Barack Obama.

She tells MSNBC Wednesday that Obama was on the ballot in 2008 and 2012, not now.

Yet, Wasserman-Schultz cites Obama’s economic record when asked about Democratic prospects, saying “we have pulled ourselves out, thanks to his leadership.”

Former Democratic chairman Howard Dean, appearing on the same network, says “you can’t get away with that. … The president is on the ballot.”

Most Americans say they dislike both the Republicans and the Democrats, but a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds more of them now say they would like the GOP to control Congress over the Democrats.

That’s in part because, on major issues including the economy and protecting the country, Republicans have gained an edge as the more trusted party among likely voters. But one major issue making headlines recently does not appear to be making much difference in how Americans are viewing the election: Ebola.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2014/10/22/election-senate-neck-and-neck/

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