LAST UPDATE: tuesday, 11.06.2018
NEXT UPDATE: tuesday, 01.07.2020
Desk Analysis: Republican President Donald Trump's consistent unpopularity since day one has haunted the "Grand Old Party" going into a typically anti-White House party midterm election. In the 2018 battle for the House of Representatives, the ruling Republican party are defending against a resurgent Democratic party that could flip control to their side for the first time in eight years by having a net gain from the previous special elections of 23 seats. While the on-going unpopularity of the President, history, and the national environment favor the Democrats flipping control, the incumbency status, the economic environment, and structural midterm advantages favor Republicans holding on. As of Election Day, With a believed 31 seats up for grabs, there's a chance of anywhere between 209 to 240 seats for the blue team or between 195 to 226 seats for the red team. That means we could see Democrats flip anywhere between just 14 net seats or up to as many as 45, with an expected Democratic net of 25 to 35.