Republicans could lose control of the House if the current political climate continues, Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.) told reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast yesterday.
“It could be very, very bad,” he said. “Sure, we could lose the House if the environment persists … but it doesn’t have to [happen].”
He listed immigration and the war in Iraq as key issues to voters in 2006.
Davis agreed with National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Reynolds (R-N.Y.) that, while many voters are upset with Congress as a whole, they generally like their representative. However, he cautioned that incumbents whom Democrats have not identified in their target lists should not get too comfortable.
“There are a lot of members who have done no polling,” Davis said, which could leave them out of touch with their districts and out of a job in November.