While she always ranks in the top tier of potential candidates in polls looking ahead to the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, surveys of the overall public have not been kind to Sarah Palin's chances of winning the general election, and a new ABC News/Washington Post poll is no exception.
33 out of 100 seats are up for election. 51 are needed for a majority.
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* Includes two independent senators expected to caucus with the Democrats: Angus King (Maine) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.).
All 435 seats are up for election. 218 are needed for a majority.