The CNN Poll shows that the public is evenly split between Republicans and Democrats for Congress. That's good news for Republicans as it puts them in a much more competitive situation. In January, they lagged behind Democrats by 25 points. Reportedly, GOP leaders immediately met behind closed doors to devise careful plans for screwing it up.
What's bad news for Republicans is that their base is mightily annoyed with them. Hint: Run conservatives, folks. No RINOs. No Newt Gingrichs or Dede Scozza-whatevers. Relabeled Democrats will be quickly detected. You work for us, not the other way around.
Other polls show that American voters still hold current Congressional members in high contempt. There is a "kick the bums out" fervor as we head into 2010. This means that Congress is in play and candidates for office will have to sell themselves to the public to get votes, instead of relying on their party label.
Isn't that the way it's supposed to work?