Much more probable in 2012 given there are 21 dim senators up for re-elction, plus the will have to run in the long shadow of 0Bozo on the 'big ticket'. The dims have 19 up in 2014.
You think they can gain 9 in 2012 to break that ceiling of 55?? It is possible but it would take a lot of luck and a tremendous “wave” once again. I think a gain of 4 to get to a majority is very possible but getting up to 56 is probably out of reach. At this point though just to see the Dems in the minority would be great.
If 0bama is reelected and 2014 is his second midterm then we can hope it is a bad year for Dems and dolts like Franken et al will get dumped.