Democrat Chances Of A Senate Takeover Are Improving

The Senate map still favors Republicans, but Democrats are gaining ground.

The House of Representatives has long been considered to be in play this year, but not the Senate. It was long thought…

The structure of the elections heavily favors Republicans to hold the Senate. Of 36 seats that are up for reelection, 26 are held by Democrats and one by a Democrat-leaning independent. The fact that Democrats are defending more than twice as many seats as Republicans would seem to mean that Republicans have about twice as many opportunities to flip seats for a gain and that Democrat funds for defending incumbents would be spread thin.

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