Any incumbent party is vulnerable in the Mid-Terms, and the Dems are indeed in trouble
Yet, the Tea Party has been pushing extremists onto the GOP ballot... in an election cycle when moderates were looking for an excuse to cross the aisle
Consider Nevada, Harry Reid is clearly very unpopular
With the GOP now showing regret"Harry Reid is the most negatively viewed person in this state and there is a hardened opposition to him. I think Sharron Angle could be arrested for a felony tomorrow and still get percent 40 percent of the vote," Ralston[local journalist] told CNN.
Sharron Angle: 'I'll be a mainstream senator' - CNN.com
And indeed Reid having turned an 11 point initial losing position into a 7 point lead between June & July :But it's not just politicians who are concerned. In a poll released by the Las Vegas Review Journal on August 27, 71 percent of Nevada Republicans admit they would prefer to see a different Republican candidate take on Reid. Of those Republicans who voted for Angle in the primary election, 66 percent now say they'd like another nominee.
The Fix - Harry Reid takes the lead over Sharron Angle in Nevada
So has the "Tea Party" backfired terribly ?