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All signs point to huge Republican victories in two weeks, with the GOP now leading Democrats on virtually every measure in an Associated Press-GfK poll of people likely to vote in the first major elections of Barack Obama's presidency.
After being entirely shut out of New England in 2008, House Republicans are making the traditionally liberal region competitive this year — so much so that liberal icon Rep. Barney Frank is facing his strongest challenge in years and had to call former President Bill Clinton in to stump for him on the campaign trail.
On the corner of Collington Road and Route 301 in this close-in Maryland suburb of Washington, a bright blue poster screams the Democratic Party's wishful thinking at passing cars: "We've got your back, President Obama."
House Minority Leader John A. Boehner continued his attacks against President Obama and other Democrats last week for their "job killing" policies while pressing his case that Republicans have earned another shot at running Congress - further elevating his status as the party's point man in the run-up to the Nov. 2 congressional elections.
Desperate for jobs and cool toward President Obama, working-class whites are flocking to Republicans, turning a group long wary of Democrats into an even bigger impediment to the party's drive to keep control of Congress.