When it comes to the 2022 midterm elections, smart money is on Republicans taking back the House of Representatives.
But what about the Senate? It now looks as though Republicans could take the upper chamber too.
If that happens, Joe Biden becomes a true lame duck president, and that wouldn’t be a bad thing.
Market Watch reports:
Republicans may win not just House but also Senate in midterm elections — here are 2022’s Senate races to watch
Republicans are widely expected to regain control of the U.S. House of Representatives in this November’s midterm elections, with betting market PredictIt giving an 84% chance for that outcome.
The GOP is getting good odds for taking back the U.S. Senate, too, as PredictIt puts them at 73%…
So which Senate races are worth tracking, as 34 seats in that 100-member chamber are up for grabs this year?…
Democrats are the incumbents in four out of the nine competitive races, Republicans are the incumbents in two, and three don’t have incumbents running because they’ve opted to retire. The three retirees are GOP senators: North Carolina’s Richard Burr, Ohio’s Rob Portman and Pennsylvania’s Pat Toomey.
Republicans just need a net gain of one seat to take control of the Senate, as they currently hold 50 seats. Democrats’ grip on the 50-50 chamber comes only because Vice President Kamala Harris can cast tie-breaking votes.
If you want to know why Democrats are desperately pushing their ‘voting reform’ bills, this is it.
It’s officially an election year, and Republicans could win the House and the Senate in the midterms. We have you covered on which races to watch: https://t.co/Lp1gTRgMnt
— MarketWatch (@MarketWatch) January 19, 2022
Analysts predict Republicans will have an easier time than Democrats winning a handful of toss-up races, which could return the GOP to the majority.
Dems could hang on to their bare majority in the Senate, but have “no room for error.”https://t.co/bR8911kDvo
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 11, 2022
The main thing Republicans have going for them is… Democrats.
People are not happy with the direction the country is headed in today.