"Despite national momentum being on the Republican side for months, we are not seeing anything resembling a Republican surge," Menendez continues. "In fact, to the contrary, in key Senate races, we are seeing encouraging signs for Democrats. Granted this analysis accounts for only one full week of early vote data, we believe our modeling shows that Democrats are engaged, enthused – and most importantly – voting."
Menendez goes on to say Democrats have so far cast more early-voting ballots in West Virginia, California, and Nevada – sites of three pivotal Senate races in which the outcome could determine which party ultimately controls the Senate came January 2011. Menendez also touts encouraging early-voting reports in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Washington where three more closely fought battles are being waged.