Larry Sabato thinks the Dems will take both houses, and helpfully provides a seat-by-seat breakdown.
Robert Novak predicts the GOP loses 19 seats in the House but keep the Senate. My American Conservative colleague Jim Antle sees House Republicans losing 25 seats but agrees that they’ll hold onto the Senate, though maybe only through the tie-breaking vote of Vice President Cheney.
You want some random guesswork from me? Ok, here are some absolutely final revised predictions:
Senate: Webb beats Allen. Talent beats McCaskill. Tester beats Burns. Whitehouse beats Chaffee. Corker beats Ford. Cardin wins in Maryland, DeWine loses in Ohio. Dems fall one seat short of picking up the Senate.
House: Just a random smattering, then the verdict — Pombo loses in California; Shays goes down in CT, but Nancy Johnson survives; Giffords storms to victory in AZ against Randy Graf (I sort of know Giffords, and although her politics aren’t mine, she’s one of the very few political people I know who doesn’t come off as if she’s trying to sell me a used car. I’m happy to see her win); JD Hayworth loses in AZ; Hostettler loses in Indiana’s Bloody Eighth; Tom Reynolds survives in NY; Heather Wilson loses in NM; Tim Mahoney beats Joe Negron for Mark Foley’s seat in FL but doesn’t last long; Lampson wins DeLay’s old seat in TX; Sestak defeats Curt Weldon in PA. Democrats underperform somewhat and pick up only about 20 seats overall. Moderately entertaining leadership battles, for both parties, ensue.