If you were a Democrat, what would you think about this trajectory?
- In 2008 there were 257 Democrats elected to the House.
- In 2008 there were 58 Democrats (and two independents who caucused with the Democrats) elected to the Senate.
- In 2014 there are 180-185 Democrats elected to the House.
- In 2014 there are 43-44 Democrats elected to the Senate (although there are still two independents who might caucus with the Democrats; on the other hand, there's some chance that a relatively conservative Democrat who knows the score in his state like Joe Manchin might switch to become a Republican).