Although things can change, I believe the GOP majority in the House is probably secure. The Senate is still somewhat of a toss-up, but is probably leaning to a GOP takeover. The GOP nominated some strong candidates, avoiding the caliber that made self-defeating gaffes, and the U.S. public remains unhappy with the nation's direction. Things are not yet cast in stone, but that's my read at this time.
So the bottom line is either party could gain or lose up to 5 seats. Although the House is safe for Republicans, the possibility they could lose seats in the 6th year of a presidentís term is close to unprecedented. The average pick up for the party out of power is between 25-30 seats. This is because the Republican Party is viewed more unfavorably than the Democratic Party. Only 29% of the electorate view the Republican Party favorably while 41% view the Democratic Party favorably.
Here is the breakdown by party
Do you view the Republican Party favorably or unfavorably?
8/6/14 All favorably 29% unfavorably 62%
REPUBLICANS 66% favorable 30% unfavorable
DEMOCRATS 8% favorable 89% unfavorable
INDEPENDENTS 24% favorable 61% unfavorable
Do you view the Democratic Party favorably or unfavorably?
8/6/14 All favorably 41% unfavorably 50%
REPUBLICANS 10% favorable 86 unfavorable
DEMOCRATS 82% favorable 15% unfavorable
INDEPENDENTS 33% favorable 53% unfavorable
By the way the Republicans need 6 seats, a gain of 5 will do them no good leaving the senate tied at 50-50 with VP Biden casting the tie breaking votes.
Early voting in Georgia. On the 20th of October this old Goldwater conservative voted against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by casting my vote for Gary Johnson. Neither Trump or Clinton belong within a million miles of the Oval Office.
As if Obama needs Congress to pass his executive orders anyway....
We have a king. Who needs a Congress?
Liberals - Punish the Successful, Reward the Unsuccessful
Liberals - Tax, Borrow, Spend, and Give Free Stuff
Obama's legacy - National Debt / Credit Downgrade / Obamacare Failure / Economic Failure / Foreign Policy Failure / Liar of the Year Award / The Rise of ISIS
"If you can't stand the way this place is, Take yourself to higher places!"
Break, By Three days grace
Hilliary Clinton/Tim Kaine 2016