Approval of the Congress generally remains in the tank although it is still better than it was at the first of the year.
|Real Clear Politics 1/1/19||19.6%||69.3%|
|Real Clear Politics 12/11||19.9%||69.3%|
|Real Clear Politics 11/13||19.9%||69.3%|
|Real Clear Politics 10/16||19.6%||71.4%|
|Real Clear Politics 9/5||18.4%||71.6%|
|Real Clear Politics 8/4||14.8%||73.5%|
|Real Clear Politics 7/5||15.7%||72%|
|Real Clear Politics 6/5||16.6%||70.6%|
|Real Clear Politics 1/4/18||15.8%||72.6%|
There will be 102 women in the House this year (23+%) and 25 women in the Senate (25%).
[WW uses David Wasserman and the Cook Political Report for the House chart below.]
The House of Representatives
- Democrats 235
- Republicans 200
|Safe in 2020||182||163|
15 Democrats did not vote for Nancy Pelosi as she was elected Speaker of the House for the second time. She was first elected to the post in 2007.
These 15 Democrats represent districts that are 20% more white, 60% less black, 67% less Asian and 78% less Hispanic/Latino then the average Democratic district.
Here are some additional statistics.
|The 15 Democrats||Average House Democrat|
|Percent vote in last election||55%||69%|
|Cook PVI of District||R+2||D+12|
Here are a few factoids about the new House. It includes:
• The first Muslim women – 2 of them
• The first Native American Women – 2 of them
• The youngest woman ever elected to the House
[WW is using Jennifer E. Duffy and the Cook Political Report for the Senate chart below. 11/15/18]
In 2020 the Republicans will be defending 22 seats while the Democrats will be defending 12 seats.
- Republicans 53
- Democrats 45
- Independents 2
|Seats not up in 2020||23||31|
|Safe in 2020||10