Unless a number of factors fall into place, a conservative
political scientist and 2012 election analyst isn't too optimistic
about the GOP's chances of taking control of the Senate this
While the Republicans are growing more confident
about Mitt Romney making Barack Obama a one-term president, Dr.
Charles W. Dunn of Regent University asserts that a Romney
administration will not easily be able to reverse the damage done
over the last four years if Harry Reid continues to hold the Senate
Current polls show that Democrats will likely maintain a
majority in the Senate, making it virtually impossible to repeal
ObamaCare. Dunn does not think the GOP's chances look so good.
"Right now on balance we should not expect a Republican majority
-- but if three things break right for the Republican candidates,
we should at least have a tie, which would in effect give the
Republicans control of the Senate," the professor explains.
For one thing, Dunn believes the Romney-Ryan ticket can provide
coattails for the Republican Senate hopefuls.
"The Romney momentum can do that," he states. "Another factor is
the money of supporting groups that has moved into these states to
help those individuals. Third, if they can just get a tie, then
they would have the deciding vote with the vice president, assuming
a Romney-Ryan win."
Dunn notes that Romney and his running mate are
campaigning in the states with tight Senate races to try and help