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Weekly Standard: Polls Predict Big GOP Gains in Congress

by Lisa Mathias

David Winston contributes to Weekly Standard’s August 19th article on the congressional races this year, with positive projections on Republicans winning seats in November:

Pollster David Winston believes Republicans have better prospects in 2010 than they did in 1994. “This administration has opened the door wide for Republicans,” he says. “It’s even more open than it was in 1994.”

But Winston says Republicans “have the challenge of what people remember from 2006,” when Republicans were voted out of office in Congress. And they must answer what Winston calls the “why us?” question. They need to tell voters “what you’re going to get if we have a Republican majority.”

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