Meanwhile, Below the Fold

While the Presidential race, and particularly the Democratic primary, have garnered the majority of the nation’s political attention, there’s a real battle going on for Congressional races around the country this far…and the GOP is losing in grand fashion. From Politico:

At the polls, it has been a massacre. In recent weeks, Republicans have lost a Louisiana House seat they had held for more than two decades and an Illinois House seat they had held for more than three. Internal polls show that next week they could lose a Mississippi House seat that they have held for 13 years.

In the polls, they are setting records (and not the good kind). The most recent Gallup Poll has 67 percent of voters disapproving of President Bush those numbers are worse than Nixon’s on the eve of his resignation. A CBS News poll taken at the end of April found only 33 percent of Americans have a favorable view of the GOP the lowest since CBS started asking the question more than two decades ago. By comparison, 52 percent of the public has a favorable view of the Democratic Party.

And this comes when the NRCC and NRSC are behind in fundraising, the NRCC at least is a mess of historic proportions, and the Democrats are set to nominate a fresh face with wide popularity with moderates, independents, an ability to bring completely new voters to the polls in droves, and quite possibly the most impressive fundraising apparatus in modern politics.

Things are not looking good for Republicans in Congress.