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On balance, I don't think Democrats will be too upset when it's all over. I don't look to 1994 or 2006 (or 2008) as a model for predicting this election; I look to 1982, when people were just as mad about the economy as they are now, and when the Democratic model of government was just as discredited as the Republican model is now; out-of-power Democrats picked up 26 House seats that year, but also netted zero Senate seats. Needless to say, that's not the prediction you've been getting from the "liberal" media for two months now, but as infuriating as the Democrats have been, I just cannot imagine a significant section of the population going into the voting booth today and saying I know what to do! Let's give power back to the party that caused all this mess! I have my doubts about the polling, too -- local and state news organs, who know their constituencies better than national ones, have cut back dramatically on their polling in recent years, and I also suspect that (at best!) the national polls have been undersampling Democrats, given that it's a midterm, etc., and the party out of power always turns out more, etc. So if you were planning on sitting out because of the coming Republican tsunami!, well, don't sit out. Really, you have no good reason to sit out. Get out and vote!