CQ Politics’ Balance of Power Scorecards: New Rating Changes Stretch Dems’ Advantage


Read the transcript of an online discussion of CQ Politics’ race ratings with Bob Benenson.

its competitiveness ratings
described his home region
William Russell
the state’s 12th District
changed its rating
to high vulnerability
a national television interview
Minnesota’s 6th District
convicted on Monday
losing his seat
Senate Balance of Power scorecard
rated as Leans Democratic
Louisiana race
House Balance of Power scorecard
Alabama’s 2nd District (New Rating: No Clear Favorite. Old Rating: Leans Republican)
the southeastern Alabama district
California’s 4th District (New Rating: No Clear Favorite. Previous Rating: Leans Republican)
the northeastern California district’s
The Sacramento Bee
Colorado’s 4th District (New Rating: Leans Democratic. Old Rating: No Clear Favorite)
Colorado’s 4th
Florida’s 18th District (New Rating: Republican Favored. Old Rating: Safe Republican)
the Miami area district
Illinois’ 10th District (New Rating: No Clear Favorite. Previous Rating: Leans Republican)
a slightly Democratic-leaning swing district
Indiana’s 9th District (New Rating: Democrat Favored. Previous Rating: Leans Democratic)
southeast Indiana district
Louisiana’s 4th District (New Rating: No Clear Favorite. Previous Rating: Leans Republican)
northwestern Louisiana district
Maryland’s 1st District (New Rating: No Clear Favorite. Old Rating: Leans Republican)
the eastern Maryland House seat
by Minnesota Public Radio and the Humphrey Institute
released Friday by SurveyUSA
Ohio’s 16th District (New Rating: Leans Democratic. Previous Rating: No Clear Favorite)
the Canton area
Pennsylvania’s 4th District (New Rating: Democrat Favored. Previous Rating: Leans Democratic)
a district near Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania’s 12th District (New Rating: Democrat Favored. Previous Rating: Safe Democratic)
being lampooned
Virginia’s 11th District (New Rating: Democrat Favored. Old Rating: Leans Democratic)
Virginia’s 11th