New redistricting data suggests Republicans could gain ground

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Florida could gain two House seats and New York could lose two seats according to a new projection of congressional districts based on population data.

The new report released overnight from Election Data Services (EDS) provides more good news for Republicans, who hope to win back the House this fall and were already well positioned for redistricting battles in state Houses across the country.

EDS, a bipartisan firm that specializes in the Census and redistricting for state and local governments, found six states could gain a seat ahead of 2012: Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah and Washington state. GOP-friendly Texas could gain four new congressional seats.

On the losing end would be New York and Ohio, which are now both expected to lose two seats. And eight states are projected to lose a single seat: Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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