California, Nevada Reach Record Unemployment Levels
This article is fairly interesting but what is most interesting is what the article is not saying. Looking beyond the numbers we see correlation that could be troublesome for the Democrats.
The states that are listed in the article as having high unemployment problems are also states with Democratic Senators who's chances for re-election are a little questionable.
California, Barbara Boxer is facing a tough re-election fight.
Nevada, Harry Reid is losing by double digits.
Connecticut, Christopher Dodd has the double whammy of high unemployment and a long list of ethics problems.
New York, Kristen Gillibrand is a first termer that has had many missteps, infighting among NY Democratic party officials, and a possible nasty primary fight.
Also of special note is Indiana, while Evan Bayh is fairly popular, the voters of the state are not overwhelmingly Democratic and may be suffering buyers remorse over voting for Obama.
By my own suspicion, the Dems hold at best 2 of these 5 seats. If the GOP can get themselves together, they could retake the Senate. At the very least, the filibuster-proof majority is gone.