NBC’s Chuck Todd: Democratic ‘Wave’ in 2014 ‘More Possible Than Some People’ Think

NBC News Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd told the hosts of MSNBC’s The Cycle on Monday that a midterm election in which Democrats retake the House in 2014 is more likely than many political analysts anticipate. He said that a “wave” in which Democrats take the 17 seats they need for a majority is entirely possible as a result of the government shutdown.

“I wouldn’t rule it out,” Todd said after being asked if the House could flip from GOP to Democratic control after 2014.

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“If things really went off the cliff and the economy went down and the Republicans are bearing the brunt,” Todd continued. “It would mean Democrats would have to win the quote, unquote generic ballot by 8, or 9, or 10 points, but that happens in wave elections.”

“It’s more possible than some people give it credit for,” Todd concluded.

Watch the clip below via MSNBC:

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