Democrats' midterm fate probably isn't tied to Pelosi

Republicans are to bring Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi to the forefront in the midterms. Midterm elections over the last 25 years suggest that Republicans are facing an uphill battle.

It's not a bad idea: Pelosi's favorable rating runs about 20 percentage points behind her unfavorable rating. But will the strategy work?It's possible, but midterm elections over the last 25 years suggest that Republicans are facing an uphill battle.Consider the final pre-election polling in each midterm since 1994. When you look at the net favorability rating (favorable rating minus unfavorabl...