Voter sentiment, history and sheer numbers appear to favor Democrats’ bid to take back the House in Tuesday’s elections, but things are looking up for Republicans in Senate and governors’ races.
The Dems have a 7-point edge in overall congressional races, with 50 percent of likely voters saying they want the party controlling Capitol Hill and 43 percent saying they prefer the GOP, an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll revealed Sunday.
Traditionally, the president’s party loses ground during the first midterms. President Barack Obama, for example, saw Democrats lose 63 seats in 2010.
This year, The Cook Political Report says, just three Democratic-held House seats could flip Republican, while 48 Republican House seats are considered a toss-up or leaning Democratic.