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Election Math
Evaluating Prospects Based on the Numbers

President

  • Total Electoral Votes:  538
  • Electoral Votes Required to be President:  270
  • 2004 Electoral Votes for President Bush:  286
  • 2004 Electoral Votes for Sen. John Kerry:  252


Governor

  • Current Breakdown:  28D, 22R
  • Seats on the Ballot:  11
  • Incumbents Not Running Again:  3


Senate

  • Current Breakdown:  51D, 49 R (2 independents caucusing with the Democrats)
  • Seats on the Ballot:  35 (12 D, 23 R)
  • Incumbents Not Running Again:  5 (5 R)
  • Number of Senate Seats Republicans Lost in 2006: 6


House

  • Current Breakdown:  236 D, 199 R
  • Incumbents Not Running Again:  35 (6 D, 29 R)
  • Number or Republican Incumbents on the Ballot:  170
  • Number of Democratic Incumbents on the Ballot:  230
  • Number of Seats Republicans Lost in 2006:  30
  • Number of House Seats Republicans Lost in Special Elections 2007-2008:  3