Pundits Novak, Cook, Harwood, Broder Predict Democrats Will Regain House
On today's edition of NBC's Meet The Press, four pundits of different political stripes -- conservative columnist Robert Novak, liberal columnist David Broder, the Wall Street Journal's John Harwood, and Charlie Cook of the National Journal -- each predicted that the Democrats would regain control of the House next month.
The Democrats need a net gain of 15 seats to regain control.
NOVAK: If the election were held today, Democrats would gain control of the House of Representatives. ... There’s always a possibility of a wave coming through and, and really getting higher than 20 seats.
COOK: I think we start at 20. I mean, I mean, look, 16 days, obviously, everything could change. I think it’s at least 20 in the House. I think it’s more 25, 30, 35. It, it could go, this could get bad, particularly if Republican turnout really drops.
HARWOOD: My gut tells me 20 is about right, and that in the Senate, maybe five seats for the Democrats, and you end up with 50/50.
BRODER: I think our friends are absolutely on, on, on target. If, if they’re wrong, I think it would be underestimating this wave, not overestimating it.