BRING THE HEAT: GOP poised to take the House and Senate

by Laura Ramirez

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The midterm elections are heating up as Republicans appear positioned to take the Senate, the House of Representatives, and several governorships, according to the latest research.

According to Just the News, election analysts project that Republicans are gaining momentum, signaling growing dissatisfaction with the Biden administration.

The outlet attributes Republicans’ dominance in the Senate to a RealClearPolitics projection that gives Republicans a 53-47 majority after potentially picking up three Senate seats in the highly contested races in Arizona, Georgia, and Nevada.

RealClearPolitics Senate projection

Similarly, the polling data aggregator predicts that Republicans will pick up five governorships in Nevada, Kansas, Michigan, Oregon, and Wisconsin. With those predictions, Republicans will have a 12-point advantage, beating Democrats 31-19.

FiveThirtyEight predicts that the GOP is “favored” to win the House. Republicans have an 80 percent chance of taking the majority with anywhere between 213 to 247 seats.

Per the election forecaster, Democrats were initially set to maintain their control over the House after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade. However, Republicans have gained enough ground to have a 4-in-5 chance of taking control of the lower chamber.

FiveThirtyEight U.S. House prediction

This all goes to say that Republicans currently have momentum as the country heads into midterm elections in November, with numerous polls reporting a GOP advantage, per RSBN.

For example, a New York Times/Siena College poll revealed that Republicans hold a 49-45 advantage over Democrats. The New York Times reported, “Republicans opened up a 10-percentage point lead among crucial independent voters, compared with a three-point edge for Democrats in September, as undecided voters moved toward Republicans.”

According to a CAPS-Harris Poll survey, 53 percent of respondents claimed to be more likely to vote Republican than 47 percent who are likely to cast a ballot for a Democrat candidate.

With a crippling economy at the hands of a Democrat-run government, voters are searching for new leadership to combat the nation’s financial crisis.

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