Political handicappers at the University of Virginia said history and polling would both suggest that Democrats should pick up at least 29 seats — 6 more than needed to capture the majority.
The school’s Larry J. Sabato Crystal Ball said Thursday that liberals should add 29 seats, but, “not so many more that one could rule out the Democrats sputtering out short of the majority.”
And the weekly political report also suggested in another report that President Trump and the GOP could beat back history and keep the House.
“Midterms often feature a decline for the presidential party after a surge in the House in the presidential year. But Republicans enjoyed no surge in 2016, which could limit their decline this year,” said the second report.