NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden campaigning in New York City says he expects Democrats to hold onto both the House and Senate in next week’s midterm elections.

Biden stopped by a phone bank Tuesday where about 75 volunteers were making calls for Democratic Congressional candidates. Even in reliably “blue” state New York, as many as 8 House Democratic incumbents are believed to be vulnerable.

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Many analysts predict Republicans will win more than the 39 seats necessary to take the House. Biden urged volunteers to “ignore the pundits” and work on voter turnout instead.

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He says he understands voter anger and uncertainty about the economy, but says the Obama Administration and Democratic Congress has made progress in getting the economy back on track.

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