As I wrote in my latest column, the polls have been absolutely devastating for the GOP since the Foley scandal broke. One pollster after another is saying that Republicans are on course to lose the House while the GOP Senate hangs by a thread.
Karl Rove disagrees.
I'm confident we're going to keep the Senate; I'm confident we're going to keep the House. The Foley matter has impact in some limited districts, but the research we have shows that people are differentiating between a vote for their congressman and a member from Florida…It is useful to remind people what [Democrats] said and what they do. I think they have given us here, especially in the last couple of weeks, a potent set of votes to talk about. You had 90 percent of House Democrats voting against the terrorist-surveillance program, nearly three-quarters of Senate Democrats and 80 percent of House Democrats voting against the terrorist-interrogation act. Something is fundamentally flawed.