Bookies Even the Odds over Senate Race
The race for control over the U.S. Senate is so close that at BetFair the odds are exactly the same for each side.
The race will come down to whether Republican candidates in Massachusetts and Connecticut can win over Obama’s voters and Democrats can Impress Romney’s Republican backers.
However, it does seem that the Democrats have a slight edge, Republican hopes have diminished in New Mexico and Hawaii while in Florida and Ohio incumbents have withstood a massive amount of outside spending to run ahead of their rivals.
While states like Indiana and Arizona were once considered certain Republican wins they are now most definitely competitive.
The Executive Director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Guy Cecil, said that “The map has expanded over the election cycle, when the cycle started no one gave Democrats a shot at holding the majority.”
However, some of the basic mathematical truths of the election can’t be change. At present Democrats have a 53-47 advantage in the Senate, including the two independents.
They must defend 23 seats while the Republicans must defend 10.
If Obama wins then the Republicans need four more seats to have the majority, if Romney wins then they just need three.