LAST UPDATE: tuesday, 11.27.2018
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 battle for the Senate, the ruling Republican party are defending against a resurgent Democratic party that could flip control to their side for the first time in four years by having a net gain from the special election of 2 seats. While history and the national environment favor the Democrats flipping control, the incumbency status, the economic environment, favorable class map, and structural midterm advantages favor Republicans holding on. As of Election Day, With 7 seats up for grabs, there's a chance at anywhere between 44 to 51 seats for the blue team with 49 expected to go to them, or between 48 to 56 seats for the red team with 51 expected to go to them. That means we could see Democrats flip up to as many as 2 net seats or we could see Republicans flip up to as many as 5 net seats.