Gibbs sees Dems coming out on top - Abby Phillip - POLITICO.com Over/Under on GOP House gains is 55 with, I think, 39 needed to flip it out of Pelosi's hands. Good luck with that Gibbsy. Add to that 5 or 6 Senate gains and the Republicans ought to have a solid 41 Senate votes to kill bills even without RINO's. Not to mention, after the wave hits there is an outside chance of one or two blue dogs leaving the Dim party to join the GOP among those not running in this cycle. 2010 could be quite an eventful election year.