AMY WALTER: Well, it's really important that we put these generic ballot questions in context. There were two polls in particular that showed a significant tightening, but there were a number of other national polls that still show Democrats with a significant lead. If you average them all, it's about a Democratic lead of something like 11 points on the generic, still a very significant lead for any party.(I have no idea what that means.)
Where this impacts certain races -- if, in fact, what we are seeing with the tightening is that Republican voters are coming home, so to speak, that those Republicans who were sort of sitting out there not sure what they were going to do in this election, hadn't committed to the Democrat but still hadn't committed to the Republican, those folks may go home.
So in some of the very Republican, Republican-heavy districts where Democrats have been playing, those seats might be tougher for Democrats tomorrow night, but in so many of these districts, especially in the Northeast and Midwest, where independents really reign, I think that still makes things very tough for Republicans. PBS
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